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Dec 1, 2010, 11:28 AM
Title may be a little misleading but I mean it in the literal sense.

During winter months up north, things get cold and dry quickly. As a result, static electricity discharge becomes more frequent. I've always had a minor issue with my various Macbook Pro's over the years. But with my new MBA and the sudden drop in temps here in Chicago, my MBA is off the charts. I have started my winter routine of touching something else to discharge first before touching my MBA. Otherwise, I'll arc a spark every single time.

Anything different about these animals from normal MBP's when it comes to grounding? Because my MBP sitting right beside it on the same desk isn't doing that and I'm not consciously trying to make it happen.

Dec 1, 2010, 02:46 PM
Could it be charged with Steve Job's Acerbic Karma? :)

Wang Foolio
Dec 1, 2010, 02:57 PM
Do the current MBA's have the little rubber pads/feet stuck to the bottom? That could possibly have something to do with it... very interesting question though!

Dec 1, 2010, 03:22 PM
I'm up in the Chicago area and haven't noticed this yet. I'll be on the lookout now that you mentioned this.

I think the best solution for us up here is to move to a warmer climate! :-)

Dec 1, 2010, 03:26 PM
Yes. The current MBAs have little hard rubber feet on the bottoms. Never would've notice this because I generally am in either the center of the US or south. Never had a particular issue with static electricity, though I'm one that tends to be careful with discharges whenever I see my hands go to something sensitive (like Memory chips).

Dec 1, 2010, 03:58 PM
Do you wear any wool products?

Or could it be your carpet?