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13th-Apr-2005 12:19 pm
Eyecon
So I found out the reason for the crashes of doom... The Question is what do I do about it?

When I touch the shield of my thumbdrive to the shield of the front ports of my computer, it reboots. Therefore, its a severe grounding problem. Any suggestions outside of running a wire from my case to the nearest cold water pipe?
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13th-Apr-2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
Does it only happen when using the front ports? Have you tested it in the back?
13th-Apr-2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
I've not had problems yet in the back, but it would be rather silly to disconnect two perfectly good ports just because of static.
13th-Apr-2005 05:33 pm (UTC)
Do simple grounding tests on them. I'm sure you have a tester of some kind... or at the very least, could rig one up. Check the pin layouts and try to find the short. Maybe it'll be easy to fix.
13th-Apr-2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
I'd go with the cold water pipe thing myself. It'd be a conversation starter if nothing else. :)
13th-Apr-2005 05:19 pm (UTC)
my roommates would trip on the wire.

and i'm going home in about a month...
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