> "John P . Looney" said:
>> > Turns out that ATX cases provide power to the motherboards,
> even when they
> > are powered off, to allow for boards with "wakeup-on-dial"
> > So, though it's completely silent, your ATX board has 12v going
> around the
> > edge. One touch of metal off that, and "sayonara motherboard".
> I no longer
> > will leave the power cable in when doing hardware stuff on a machine.
>> Good tip! I usually leave the power in while messing with boards as it's
> an easy way to get a (reasonably) good earthing before touching
> components. Not any more.
>This is a different thing.. if you plug out the motherboard power cable, it
some boards have an LED on them to indicate power.
> Stupid "wake-on-dial" crap.
You won't be saying them when you can remotely wake up all the machines on
your lan and install
software on them...
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