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09-17-2011, 08:14 PM #1question about antistatic mats and wrist straps
im going to be converting my iphone 4 to green soon and i was wanting to kno if its necessary to have a antistatic mat and wrist strap?
09-18-2011, 01:34 AM #2
I repair phones all day long....never have i ever used one...hope that helps
09-18-2011, 01:48 AM #3
I've never used one either. Touch something metal that is ground first and you will "de-charge" yourself.Until the next time… And if I help you out, give me a "Thanks!" Thanks!
09-18-2011, 01:50 AM #4
I have replaced about 50 screens, reflowed parts of the motherboard, and soldered the insides back together on a wooden table with newspaper on it. I DO use a good set of Gloves, but no special straps, cables, chains, or whips
09-18-2011, 09:16 AM #5
ok i think i got my answer i think im going to buy a wrist strap anyway just to be extra careful couldnt hurt
09-18-2011, 12:30 PM #6
OK, you buy the wrist strap, and the grounding cable, but what are you going to ground it to. Are you going to set up a table dedicated to this, or just a mat? Understand that a mat is effective, but do you really need it?
Just thinking out loud for you. Not being a jerk, just showing you what is connected to the strap.
09-18-2011, 12:50 PM #7
haha true i might just save myself some money noones had any problems yet without one so i guess its ok
09-18-2011, 01:14 PM #8
Yeah Ive never used that stuff before. Don't think it'll make that much of a diff. like all of the above said
09-18-2011, 02:52 PM #9
+1 never used one at all.
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09-18-2011, 03:39 PM #10
Conclusive result: nobody on MMi uses them
09-18-2011, 03:42 PM #11
09-18-2011, 09:54 PM #12
saving myself some money
09-18-2011, 09:55 PM #13