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Joined: Sep 30 2007 - 12:30pm

John Curl was the one who taught me this one:

He said, get a pencil, an H2 or the like.

Open up your digital gear. Power it down first, please, and let it drain for a bit. Also, make sure you have no static to dissipate on your person. make sure you are grounded.

Scratch or cover each IC surface with graphite from the pencil. Like coloring books, when you were a kid. But this time, use the pencil on the IC's surface/tops.

The graphite is conductive, slightly. It will dissipate any charge build up on the plastic IC surfaces..

Do an A-B. Before-After.

If you don't like it, use the eraser on the other end of the pencil.


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