I am going to be cleaning the dust out of my PC tower. I am concerned about causing static damage to the components, and I have put off cleaning the poor PC because of this fear. I have to carry the PC across carpet for about thirty feet and then I will be outside on the wooden porch, where I will place the tower down on a piece of particle board held up by two wooden folding tables. I will be barefoot, sitting on a wooden bench, in case that matters. I plan to do this next week on a day with about 60% humidity. I know I need to hold the fans while I clean them with canned air, but should I use a q-tip or a pencil or something else to hold the fan in place? I will probably need to pull out the graphics card and clean it separately. My biggest question is: how do I dispel static before and during the cleaning process to avoid any static damage to the computer parts? I have been told to touch a metal grounded object, and perhaps to touch it throughout the cleaning process, but I am not sure how to do that. I have a metal toolbox, and I have a metal pipe, but how do I make sure they are grounded? Do I need to attach a wire to the metal object and run it to the ground (ie the dirt beside the porch)? I also know to hold the canned air upright. Are there any other details I am missing? I was told that I could easily ruin my PC if I make the wrong move so I appreciate any detailed suggestions. Thank you for your advice!