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Is sponge static?

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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
I sold a processor on eBay and don't have anything to package it in..

Can I put sponge on the bottom to protect the pins?

If not what can I use?

thanks.
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
sponge will be fine


or magnets, BIG magnets... either is good.
#2
keep reading this as 'is sponge tastic'

im weird!
#3
My son, who is a bit of computer nerd, suggests you use bubble wrap? He has had many parts delivered by Aria and Ebayer - these are always wrapped in bubble wrap.

Hope this helps
#4
helen2020;3809718
My son, who is a bit of computer nerd, suggests you use bubble wrap? He has had many parts delivered by Aria and Ebayer - these are always wrapped in bubble wrap.

Hope this helps

Thanks, I would but I dont have a case to put it in. hence asking about the sponge.
#5
anything non-conductive and soft will work really, lots of components come packed in sponge and IIRC the last CPU I bought was sponge packed (although that was years ago). Just make sure whatever you use is dust free and if you're cutting a bathroom sponge up to use, put the cpu in a plastic food bag BEFORE you put it on the sponge, otherwise you'll end up with a ton of sponge-fluff on the pins :-)
#6
chrishill;3809760
anything non-conductive and soft will work really, lots of components come packed in sponge and IIRC the last CPU I bought was sponge packed (although that was years ago). Just make sure whatever you use is dust free and if you're cutting a bathroom sponge up to use, put the cpu in a plastic food bag BEFORE you put it on the sponge, otherwise you'll end up with a ton of sponge-fluff on the pins :-)


Sorry, thats not true! Anti-static bags and spongesare slightly conductive, thats one of the main points. The foam that is found in the OEM processor boxes is specially designed to reduce the likelyhood of ESD damage in transit; a regular sponge may have the opposite effect.
#7
helen2020
My son, who is a bit of computer nerd, suggests you use bubble wrap? He has had many parts delivered by Aria and Ebayer - these are always wrapped in bubble wrap.

Hope this helps


thats not very nice!
#8
solder all the pins to your car battery
#9
Sorry but anything not conductive holds a charge!!! Anti static packing is conductive.

If you don't have the correct stuff then, after discharging any static on your self, (just hold on to some metal plumbing for a second or two), wrap the device gently in kitchen foil then something to protect from shock like bubble wrap.
The risk to these devices is a static discharge between its different parts or pins, the foil will help to prevent this as all the parts will be electrically connected and no charge will build up between them.
#10
wrap it in toilet tissue
#11
Also if you have a shredder .. use the contents for extra padding.
#12
melipona;3809829
Sorry but anything not conductive holds a charge!!! Anti static packing is conductive.

If you don't have the correct stuff then, after discharging any static on your self, (just hold on to some metal plumbing for a second or two), wrap the device gently in kitchen foil then something to protect from shock like bubble wrap.
The risk to these devices is a static discharge between its different parts or pins, the foil will help to prevent this as all the parts will be electrically connected and no charge will build up between them.


Theres a big risk of damage when putting the foil on (remember anything Al based will also have a layer of insulating Al-Oxide on the surface causing static). Also the pins are pretty sharp and its possible to pierce/rip the foil leaving traces shorting the pins. I'd get yourself down to a (independant) computer shop and see if they can provide a CPU box + foam (thats how most the pin based OEM CPUs I've bought have been packaged). Or get someone to send you one from here (most retail CPUs come with a simple plastic case to hold the CPU and protect the pins, which you could get and wrap in bubble-wrap then send in a Jiffy bag).
banned#13
sponge and bubble wrap will be fine!

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