In my workplace, we do a lot of electronics work and everything is done on Electrostatic Discharge Safe (ESD) workstations. Wrist straps, disipative smocks, cotton clothes, grounds checked and certified monthly, etc. I don’t see any precautions in the electronics repair tutorials, images, etc on this or other websites. I don’t think the silicone workpads are truly static safe, especially because they lack a wristband and grounding lug.
To be clear, I am talking about damage to the hardware, not any sort of danger to humans.
To get to the point, is there any concern about ESD while working on consoles? Are there any components that are especially susceptible, at various levels of assembly? Does anyone have anecdotal experience about an ESD event damaging or destroying a component.