One should take precautions before building a PC. Before you start building your desktop PC, there are a few safety precautions you should consider.
You don’t want to build your desktop PC and when it is time to power it up for the first time it don’t work as a result of a burnt chip like your expensive CPU and RAM. So please adhere to these PC building safety precautions.
Precautions To Take When Building Your Own PC
#1 Static Electricity:
Your PC parts or peripherals are very sensitive to static electricity. In your toolkit there is an anti-static wrist strap you should wear before handling any of your desktop PC parts.
If you haven’t got one I recommend you purchase one here or at any of the electronic stores in your town or city.
As long as you building or repairing your desktop computer you need to wear the anti-static strap and keep your self grounded.
#2 Making Connections:
Remember to completely turn off the power before connecting or disconnecting cables and components in your PC. Apply gentle even pressure when connecting cables and inserting cards onto the motherboard. Most connections are designed to only be connected in one way, so if it doesn’t fit take a look and make sure you have it the right way round before you damage any parts.
Some devices have some tiny pins so try not bending or breaking them as they are easily damaged. Read the installation manuals so you have a better overview about how connections should be made.
#3 Sharp Edges:
In your new desktop case you will come across some sharp edges. These sharp edges can easily cut you like a razor if you are not careful. If you are not careful when inserting your hands in some tight places you will certainly get cut or even have a piece of flesh scrapped of your hands and cause bleeding. So be very careful.
#4 Electric Shocks:
Remember to always disconnect the power supply completely whenever you decide to work inside your PC case. If you decide to replace a part or make any connections inside your computer case, you need to disconnect completely from the mains power or PSU (Power Supply Unit).
Never try to fix the Power Supply (PSU); they are not designed to be fixed by the user. Best advice is to replace the PSU when it goes bad or don’t work. You can purchase a PSU from Newegg.comor any other online computer and electronic stores.
When handling your PC parts or devices be sure to be very careful as they are very delicate items. Remember you paid for those parts, so handle them with due care.
#6 Cleaning Your Computer Case:
At one point you will notice your case is getting dusty both inside and outside. The outside can be wiped clean but the inside of the case, you need to be very careful. Before you start cleaning the computer case make sure to turn off the PC and unplug or disconnect the power unit completely. The best way to clean inside the PC case is to use an Air Duster.
Remove the case sides and use the Air Duster to blow out the dust from inside the computer case. An Air Duster is clean compressed air in a can.
Warning: Never use a cloth or any liquids like detergents to clean any part of your desktop PC.