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I have seen in Laptops and LCD panels, a yellow tape is used to cover connections/connectors.
Does this tape have any special electrical or other property ?
The yellow tape is  usually much more thicker than the normal scotch tape.

If we dont have a similar type of yellow tape can we use a few layers of scotch tape ?

Any suggestions comments would be appreciated.
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by:f-king
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what do you want to use it for?
The tape is just there to protect it from dust and to make it more secure when shipping etc.
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by:smiffy13
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It's probably electrical tape: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_tape It's used to insulate components from potentially shorting out. You should use it rather than several layers of scotch tape.
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avcompinc earned 1200 total points
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It is Anti-Static or ESD Tape and please don't use scotch tape as it can build a static charge. Here is a link to get some ESD Tape.

http://www.uline.com/BL_6402/?pricode=wf407
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by:asidu
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f-king,
>what do you want to use it for?
I want to recover the electrical connections in the laptop.

I would agree with avcompnic explanation. I wonder how will the static charge if any, will affect the performance ? Any comments will be appreciated.
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by:asidu
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Thanks f-king but I could not access the given link.
Tried a few times on several occassions.
Can you read the contents ?
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by:avcompinc
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Here try this link for a breif description of ESD

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESD
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by:f-king
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Strange opens fine when clicking on it.
Try copying the link into the address bar.
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by:asidu
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f-king,

managed to access the link finally.


Thanks all for the inputs.
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Glad to help.
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