Sensitivity of computer chips

I’ve worked at a computer fixing office and at a factory that assembled workstations.

When you work in a factory, you are protected against static electricity and dust. They explained to me that if a chip gets touched by static electricity, it can break during the years after, suddenly, with no apparent reason for it. That is why factory employees wear protective clothing.

A regular computer fixer has none of this protection, as you can see in the video.

So when you open your own apple computer and apple refuses to fix it, it is because clearly you didn’t know what you were doing and might have touched the chips. They can then break after one or two years, for example. So Apple won’t fix it, because they don’t want to be held accountable for your mistake of electrocuting the chips.


© Koos Swart 2013