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DurocShark

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« on: September 01, 2003, 12:26:19 AM »

I'm trying to put together a list of absolutely non-conductive materials. Foams, plastics, etc. I'm looking for ideas for motherboard support, and want to be actually certain there's no problem.

I'll probably end up with silicone tubing, but any better ideas? (Besides just a static bag... The solder points on the bottom of the board will poke through and touch the metal.)

How about plastic bubblewrap? If it's wrapped in antistatic bag? You get the idea...
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2003, 12:40:33 AM »

you should never place components ontop of antistatic bags....the bags direct static around them to keep the stuff inside safe, when you put it ontop of it you could fubar your board, they carry electricity around themselves
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2003, 01:59:11 AM »

Could you give us a better idea what u mean by support? do u need to screw the mobo to it? or just want something to sit it on...

Whats wrong with the conventional posts that u get for mounting a board?
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2003, 02:31:25 AM »

Quote from: Mortal_Wombat
you should never place components ontop of antistatic bags....the bags direct static around them to keep the stuff inside safe, when you put it ontop of it you could fubar your board, they carry electricity around themselves


omg never knew that
man  i did that alot. hope i didnt damage anything
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2003, 02:31:28 AM »

I think he means part of the motherboard circuitry(sp?) will come in cantact with the tray. If that is the case you could just put some Hot glue or silicone.
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2003, 02:35:26 AM »

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you should never place components ontop of antistatic bags....the bags direct static around them to keep the stuff inside safe, when you put it ontop of it you could fubar your board, they carry electricity around themselves


OH sh*t! I'm always to lazy to open them up and put it in. How about if i just turn it inside out?
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2003, 09:25:10 AM »

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Could you give us a better idea what u mean by support? do u need to screw the mobo to it? or just want something to sit it on...

Whats wrong with the conventional posts that u get for mounting a board?


Well, if this was a case, I'd be using the normal standoffs. However, it's an old receiver and the bottom is uneven. I need something to make sure that the mobo doesn't touch.

I've used anti-static bags since the 486 days.  :o But I wanted something with some padding to conform to the uneven bottom.
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2003, 07:50:16 PM »

Cardboard?
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2003, 08:09:59 PM »

The anti-static bags aren't exactly conductive.  They're pretty high resistance, but low enough so that the high static voltages can dissipate.  You'd probably be safe putting your stuff on one, but you could always drill holes in the bottom of the receiver and use screws.
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2003, 08:16:20 PM »

all i know is that i have read it in many pc service manuals that you shouldnt lay pc cards on antistatic bags, they do have antistatic foam pads that are ment to have pc boards and such kept on them, purhaps you could use that
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