Why Grounding Matters in Repairs

All Repairs Should Be Done While Being Grounded ESD Safety

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Why does it matter if your grounded while repairing any electronics? ESD shock happens in the blink of an eye and is irreversible. San Diego Mac Repair takes every precaution when repair your iPhone iPad or Mac. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the sudden flow of electricity between two electrically charged objects caused by contact, an electrical short, or dielectric breakdown. A buildup of static electricity can be caused by tribocharging or by electrostatic induction.

Take a look at this photo below to see what ESD damages on the microscopic level. Completely undetectable by the human eye. ESD blows a hole in the circuit board and is unrepairable.

ESD Safety and Precautions

Avoid repairing your iPhone at the mall kiosk because most of them are unaware or unequipped to repair your iPhone with ESD in mind. Countless times we have seen ungrounded people repairing iPhones iPads and Macs and its frightening to the potential ESD damage. San Diego Mac Repair has an ESD safe mat and currently grounded wrist strap to repair your iPhone iPad Mac PC safely and efficiently.

I will leave you with this throwback video of Steve Wozniak explaining ESD. It is eye opening. "The Shocking Truth"