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Re: [IP] static electricity discharges

Do You know what I fiqured was the cause of my shorts?
The static from my computer.
Now whenever I am working at my desk top, i make sure that I am wearing 
rubber sole shoes so that I Don't pick up a charge from my PC or or my 

>From: "Andrew Bender \(spot\)" <email @ redacted>
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>Subject: [IP] static electricity discharges Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 14:44:51 
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>Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 21:56:54 -0500
>From: Judi <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IP] Re: static electricity
>Well, I've had 13 pumps in a little over two years of pumping with a MM,
>eight 508s, then four 511s and all of them shorted out.  MM says it's
>some sort of a static problem inside my body.  Not a good answer for
>over $5,000.  I've tried dryer sheets, special leather cases, static
>guard and many other things, but still have the problem, in Michigan yet
>in the summer with very high humidity.  I'm so fed up I'm trying to get
>another brand of pump but my insurance is fighting me and MM will only
>give me another pump.  Since I've already had 13 I don't see another one
>as being a good answer.
>Judi in MI
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>I'd talk to another pump vendor such as Nipro or Cozmo or whom ever you 
>want to use. Tell your insurer there is some unique property of the pump 
>minimed should take it back with no argument. get a written agreement that
>your new pump will be free of static discharges. another possibility is to
>wear surgeon's shoes which are conductive. not fashionable but conductive.
>they come in white, only or the scrub nurses have colorful clogs which are
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