Yes, make sure you have a wrist grounding strap with the cord attached to metal frame that should be grounded to. Then you can handle the board in any manner w\/o damaging any component.\nwhat is esd protection - Search (bing.com) If you lay the PCB board on a surface, it also must have an ESD mat and grounded to prevents damage and in the future.\n\nPrinted circuit boards that are complex with CMOS items[IC chips], are particularly susceptive to damage. The board may work for a while and fail later, if not ESD protected at all times.\n\nAn ESD shielding bag should be used for storing a printed circuit board and or carrying to a different location that is not ESD protected. esd bags for electronics - Search (bing.com)\n\nI am just saying to use cautions. Not any electronic repair facilities can trouble shoot and repair, as they need to have the specific test fixture for that board. Long story short.\n\nThanks. I have never used a wrist grounding strap, but I found some on E-Bay, and they were cheap. Will use for sure when carefully poking around in the AVR-X7200W. Now, I'll be on the hunt for an ESD mat, as well.