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Jun 9, 2005, 08:35 AM
Hey all,
Sometimes when my ibook is plugged in when I touch the track pad or the area between the trackpad and the space key it gives me a small shock. Most days it doesnt happe but some days it happens a lot like every 30 mins or so. Also some times when I plug in the powercord I notice a small spark, I dont know if it is relevant but I mention it just in case.
What I want to know is, does this only happen to me or other ibook users as well, any solution to this proble, would be appreciated.

Jun 9, 2005, 08:42 AM
Its only static electricity it won't hurt your computer(although I heard of someones which shut down because of it) its an idea to grab something earthed(waterpipe,radiator other electrical appliance etc) before touching computer as this will discharge it(bare metal).Carpets with a high nylon content are notorious for this also some buildings that are metal sheathed.
By the way earthed= grounded for septics.