[SOLVED] Instead of getting an anti-static wristband?


Just touch a metal (unpainted) part of your PC case before you touch any components and every few minutes to dispel any built up static electricity.
Before you're completely thrown off the idea of venturing inside your PC chassis, it's actually really simple to ensure you're not handling any unwanted static charge. Here are some handy tips:
  • Leave your PSU cable connected (but switch the unit off) to keep it grounded.
  • Avoid rubbing oneself against carpeted flooring.
  • Touch a metal part of the chassis itself prior to handling components.
  • Work on a hard, solid surface.
  • Use an ESD mat.
  • Wear an anti-static wristband (pictured above) and connect it to your PC case.
But fear not if you're concerned as the chance of you damaging a component through static charge is indeed low. In the wise words of Reddit users, "99% sure you won't have a problem unless you had just been dancing on the carpet, while on his trampoline, eating Cheetos, with a ominous thundercloud looming overhead, licking syrup off his hands."

Remember though, we're not removing static electricit

. Think of these measures as means to offer electricity a faster route to ground. It's better to be safe than sorry.
Nov 15, 2019
Well....the lawn might not be the best ground especially if you have well insulated shoes....but I think it still would probably work OK.

Ideally you would want to touch an actual ground with your skin.

If you stuck your finger in the mud in the ground.....that would do it.
OOPS I forgot to mention I'll be barefoot.