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How do I convince my buddy to say no to vacumes?

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My buddy has computers, he's always super worried about being grounded so you don't static shock the board... he was even worried about wearing a watch which I really don't understand but ok... and then he comes in with a vacume cleaner to clean out his pc. Which made me go oh god no what are you doing? 

How do I convince him it's bad besides telling him it's really bad and why on earth do people in general think this is fine? Cause like....  vacumes are super staticy

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just demonstrate it somehow, idk baloons or something?


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42 minutes ago, Shadow_Storm56 said:

My buddy has computers, he's always super worried about being grounded so you don't static shock the board... he was even worried about wearing a watch which I really don't understand but ok... and then he comes in with a vacume cleaner to clean out his pc. Which made me go oh god no what are you doing? 

How do I convince him it's bad besides telling him it's really bad and why on earth do people in general think this is fine? Cause like....  vacumes are super staticy

"Begone with that succ machine my dude, it can create static electricity and damage the mobo."

...or something along the lines of that.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 minutes ago, Colin Kent said:

"Begone with that succ machine my dude, it can create static electricity and damage the mobo."

...or something along the lines of that.

Maybe I can put fire crackers in his case on a remote and that would do it lol

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Just tell him that if he wants to see his computer again, he will stop what he's doing. Rub socks all over his PC or something. 


Friend: "We'll see about that."

Me: "I don't have eyes."

Friend: "Oh."

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Depending on how he operates the vacuum, he'll be fine. Ground him and the vacuum and nothing should go wrong unless he drops the thing on his motherboard.


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