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Old Mar 25, 2011, 07:20 AM   #1
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Static electricity shocks

Hello all !

I own a early 2008 pre unibody MBP. It's been sometime now, when I leave my computer for a while and come back to it, I get a little electricity shock when I touch it. I doubt my body has so much electricity in it and I was wondering if it could be a power leak somewhere in the MBP. Is this kind of shock common/dangerous for my computer ?

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Old Mar 25, 2011, 07:23 AM   #2
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It likely has nothing to do with your computer. Touch something metal before you touch your computer and you'll discharge any accumulated charge.
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 07:31 AM   #3
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It likely has nothing to do with your computer. Touch something metal before you touch your computer and you'll discharge any accumulated charge.
Thank you for your opinion !

I'll go see a doctor instead of an Apple Genius !

Maybe I'm growing super powers !


....I think this is /thread....hehehe
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Another thing you could do is make sure your MBP is plugged into a grounded electrical outlet. I notice this only when I'm plugged in with a "two prong" plug rather than a full grounded plug.
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Using a grounded plug makes no difference if you've accumulated a charge on your body.
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 10:59 AM   #6
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Yup, true, whereas touching something metal before touching your computer makes no difference if your computer has built up a static charge.

When I'm travelling abroad and using ungrounded plugs my MBP always has this "staticy" feeling when I just start using it.
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cat pelts, aside from making nice winter house slippers, can also be used to manage static electricity.
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