Static and HPs



#4

Hi guys,

I was just wondering if its important to take precautions against static electricity when working with the inside of the older HP calculators(HP-25,67,97,41C...)?

I heard that its not necessary to worry about static with older devices without EPROMS, Flash Drives and newer technology. Is that true?

Thanks in Advance,

-Fouad


#5

Many older ICs are actually more susceptible to static damage. Modern ICs are typically designed with some amount of ESD protection. However, you shouldn't have to be ridiculous about it: Don't wear a wool sweater, don't go walking around carpet, etc. and it might not hurt to touch something metal before working on a calculator.


#6

Thanks for reassuring me .... I was really worried.

-Fouad


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