Video: Build a static-safe workspace for computer repair

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is a threat when repairing computers. Bill Detwiler gives you a checklist for building a static-safe workspace.

Even if you're not strictly in support, most IT pros find themselves cracking open machines from time to time, even if it's just for family and friends. And when you do, it's always a good idea to perform system surgery in a static-safe environment. During this episode of TR Dojo, I'll give you a checklist of tools for building a static-safe workspace.

You can also test you knowledge of computer repair safety on the following quiz.

For those of you who prefer text to video, you can click the Transcript link that appears below the video player window or read William Jones' article, "Is your service bench static safe?," on which this episode is based.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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