I did pull the trigger on the motherboard over at eBay. If they can save this one, all is good and I'll use it in the older computer that is even more decrepit than my comatose P5N73-AM. If not, and a cheap replacement is not available here, then I have a fall back solution.
My SSD that I was just about to click on and buy is now on the back burner. Bleh! Out of curiosity, Crucial BX100 250 gb Sata for under $90 new should be okay? Or do I need to be looking for a different sort of SSD?
The backup/replacement MoBo: Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R
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That isn't too bad...
No Cans Compressed Air
Do not get that. ESD is a concern with that thing.
You would be better offer getting a compressor, NOT a vacuum.
Update: Dead computer/MoBo is in the back of the car finally and will go to the shop shortly. Update to follow tonight or tomorrow depending on how busy they are.
Nevermind what I said, good luck to you though!
Dust and other particles being sucked into the vacuum create friction and charge particles in the air which can discharge into your PC. The hose is not conductive, it's the particles in the air... think lightning.
It may be unlikely to ever happen... but it is generally a BAD idea to use a vacuum on your PC.
ESD is not invisible lol You CAN see it... It's just usually it happens so fast and it's so small you usually don't see it. But I have seen some bright visible sparks lol
Gotta turn out the lights?
That definitely makes it easier to see lol
Find a blanket that is know for giving you a shock and turn out the lights and watch the light show when you move around under it lol
Just put your socks on and drag your feet on the carpet and then go grab a door knob in the dark lol