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Username: bass_man_dk

Post Number: 6
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 12:26 am:   Edit Post

Hi every body I need to send in my electronics card for some maintenance.
I've read Mica's reply to other posts saying to send the card in a "static-safe bag" but I can't find anybody that knows what that is or where I can find any. I've been to UPS, Fedex and Canada post.
Please help I can't plug my alembic in until the problem is dealt with.
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1862
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 12:55 am:   Edit Post

Best chance to find one of these would be at an electronics parts store or a computer shop.
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Username: 0vid

Post Number: 136
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 8:03 am:   Edit Post

+1. A shop repairing computer motherboards should be able to GIVE you one.
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 343
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 11:11 am:   Edit Post

If you've installed a new hard drive the anti-static (static safe) bag is how the HD is usually packaged. It's a plastic bag with a sheilding embedded into it to prevent static from occurring. Hope this helps.

(Message edited by artswork99 on April 23, 2008)
Username: bass_man_dk

Post Number: 7
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 1:37 pm:   Edit Post

Thank you all for your fast replays I've just been on the phone for more than an hour with about 30 different stores. computer shops, packaging depots, computer part retailers and any store they recommended to talk to.
And no body has any Idea where i can get a bag.
I any body knows of a specific store or retailer in the Vancouver area it would help allot.
If not I think I'm just gonna send it in a regular bag wrapped in tinfoil.
Or if anybody has an alternative suggestion?

Thanks Again
Username: mica

Post Number: 5287
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 2:51 pm:   Edit Post

It's surprising that this item seems exotic in your area. Any time you add a soundcard or similar to your computer, it comes packed in an anti-static bag. The purpose of course is to protect the static sensitive components during transport. All that wiggling around can cause things like ICs and FETs to fail.

If you want one, you email me your mailing address, I'll be happy to send you the bag you need by airmail.

Wrapping in tinfoil is actually great! Just make sure the entire card is covered. You can put this in a plastic bag to make sure it stays wrapped or tape it to secure.

Whichever way you decide to send in your preamp card, you MUST pack it in a nice, sturdy box. Include a note in the box with your name and return shipping address, phone number to contact you (email is ok too!) and the serial number of the instrument the card came from. Also, if you can include any details about why you are sending in the card - what you tested, if you emailed the helpdesk, just let us know what we are looking for.

If I haven't made this point strongly enough already, make sure you pack in a sturdy box. If your card shows up in a padded envelope, I am not going to be happy, and it's likely your card will be broken, perhaps beyond repair.

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