In my local independent computer store today I saw a variety of cases
for the build-it-yourself types (among which I include myself), but was
surprised to see some totally transparent ones. I asked one of the store
employees whether these had any shielding (e.g., in the form of a
transparent metallic coating on the inside), and he said he was sure
they did not and that he would not want to use one himself.
So here is the question: computers are supposed to comply with FCC
emission regulations, but how can a computer built into such a case
pass? Granted that home-brew computers don't get tested, but can a store
legally sell someone a custom-built computer (this store does: you
choose your case and what components you want in it) that could never in
a million years pass the FCC tests?
I wonder how many such RF-pollution generators are in use.
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