Hi all. A quick search for this topic didn't return anything. Please forgive this site noob if it's been covered before, and frankly I'm guessing it has...or certainly should have been!
When working on my older machines based mostly on TTL circuits I didn't worry too much about "practicing safe ESD" (control). I wouldn't do anything special while probing around in the machine including on the installed, powered-up boards. My bench top has a grounded static-dissipative mat, I use a grounded iron, and I usually wear a wrist strap while pulling and working on boards off the machine however. I'm a bit more concerned now with my WPC-based machine ('91 release) that seems to have more gates and CMOS circuits, the ASIC, etc. Should I be doing anything differently? More...or less ??
If I ship a board for diagnostics, should I be using static control approved bags, pink poly blister wrap, static-dissipative foam inserts, etc.? How about storing bare chips?
I figure you experts have this figured-out and I intend to learn from the experts! TIA for your insight and advice. BRgds...