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Re: static problems. (subject change)



Tim:
>> I'd imagine that the worst PCs for being vulnerable could be the cheap
>> cases with the all-plastic front panel, with no metal behind it.


Mikkel L. Ellertson:
> I don't think I have ever seen a case like that. I have seen plastic 
> fronts with an almost tinfoil backing, but there has always been 
> some metal.

Oh I've seen them, I might even still have a couple.

I've seen others, like you have, with some bits of metal tacked in
places over some of the plastic.  I think they'd provide poor shielding
in adverse conditions.  You really want a complete metal box with the
minimal of holes in it.

> I would think a computer with a case that does not surround the
> motherboard and assorted parts with metal would generate a lot of RF
> interference. I would think the various regulatory agencies would have
> something to say about that.

I'd say so, too, on both counts.  Particularly when you consider the
frequencies involved.  Regulations and good design practice doesn't seem
to stop some people, though.

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