What is a good safety precaution to take when opening a computer case?
- Place tape over the case edges that are sharp.
- Remove the cover (or door) of the computer case before installing or removing parts.
- Remove the connections to the front panel before extending the case fully open.
- Ensure that any loose clothing such as a tie or shirt stay in constant contact with the case when handling internal components.
Computer cases can easily be a hazard to technicians. Before working inside a computer, examine the case edges and put tape over any of the sharp edges to prevent physical harm. A case is opened, but seldom removed when installing or removing parts. Loose clothing should be secured before you work inside a computer.