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 PostPost subject: oddly large amount off static shocks form my laptop        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:39 pm 
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lately ive been noticeing that im getting some pretty big shocks from my laptop when i pick it up off the table which is obviously not good. Sometimes i was just touching something that was a ground and it still happens... also i dont shock anything else in the house.

any way for me to prevent myself from shocking my laptop so much? (sometimes its pretty shocking, no crappy pun intended)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:19 pm 
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Pull the plug of your illuminated table :P

I always get shocked by my laptop when I touch the headphone jack. Somehow this only happens when it's running on battery... :^)
Definitely not good.


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i get shocked by the keyboard, any port, sometimes the plastic case which is really odd....i have to have the battery in to have the power cord plugged in its annoying :(


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:10 pm 
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Just a wild guess, but sometimes i get shocked by my aluminum MacBook, and I think its because the air is really dry where I am at.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:30 pm 
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it doesnt matter for me its raining outside and theres steam from the bathroom and the dishwasher AND the laundry room so i doubt its because its dry/moist


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:33 pm 
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The cord isn't frayed?

Stupid thing happened to me a month ago... I had an extension cord running under my bed to my TV on the other side of the room. My bedframe is metal and one of the legs had some how frayed the cord. Whenever I sit on my bed with the laptop on charge I'd get zapped by the laptop.

Lucky I found it, I don't like the idea of 240 volts going into my bed. :^)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:57 pm 
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lol that would suck, we have tons and tons of cords and charges around the couch... ill check it tomorrow :wink:


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lol that would suck, we have tons and tons of cords and charges around the couch... ill check it tomorrow :wink:


Does it happen when you are only on Battery? If it does, that eliminates electric shock and so it would be static - just as dangerous for you computer.
I don't know the US electrical system, but if you are on a 2 pin plug, and you only get the shock when on power, then the simplest way, which usually works, is to turn the 2 pin around.


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my battery life is about half a second so i can never be on battery :(


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zamadatix wrote:
my battery life is about half a second so i can never be on battery :(


Give this a go: http://www.betaarchive.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=720

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nice, ill try this as soon as i get some free time!


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