OT Troubleshooting: Old computers with modern parts

Dwight K. Elvey dwight.elvey at amd.com
Mon Mar 14 11:12:08 CST 2005


>From: "Tom Jennings" <tomj at wps.com>
>
>CMOS isn't *THAT* sensitive; easy, benign, reasonable precautions
>are more than adequate. Ben, the days of early MOS/CMOS
>hypersensitivity to static are long gone. Even 1970's 4000 series
>had input-protection diodes.

 The 4051,4052 and 4053 were very static sensitive. But it
is try that most were relatively insensitive. Still, if you
are hitting a part with a spark large enough to make
a sound, you are most likely doing some damage, even if
it doesn't show right away.
Dwight






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