Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareOther - Hardware · 1 decade ago

How does a wrist strap prevent ESD from damaging PC components?


ESD meaning Electro Static Device.

2 Answers

  • Dan
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Grounds you so you don't "zap" your components, you can also just touch a grounded metal item, the strap if attached to a ground just re-directs static from you to whatever you are grounded to. A lot of people overlook electrostatic damage when assembling PC,s and its the fastest way to brick what you are working on.

  • 1 decade ago

    It earth you.

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