From: Justin Mason (jm at domain netnoteinc.com)
Date: Mon 04 Oct 1999 - 12:47:40 IST
"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" functionality.
> 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.
Stupid "wake-on-dial" crap.
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