2.7 G5 gives me electric/static shocks !!!!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by illustratorDavi, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. illustratorDavi macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    I've had 3 small shocks from my g5 in the last month since buying my new G5.

    1. I was about to install 2gig of ram. I followed the apple instructions and for extra safety from static i used a grounding wrist strap. I had the power plugged in but nothing else and was about to touch the pci to destatic myself when on touching the case I felt a strong buzzing sensation as my fingers touched the case.

    2. Last week i was bending over my 20inch alum lcd and i got a quick zap from on the top on the display on my lip.

    3. Last night I was plugging in the usb2 cable from my scanner to the front usb port of the powermac. As I tried to get the cable in i noticed small sparks when the end of the cable touched the surrounding case and when i fitted it to the socket.

    So I wondered if anyone else had experienced a problem like this ? Is it something to worry about?

    I'm thinking that there could be a bare wire touching the case.

    I gave applecare a call this morning. No real explanation just suggested there was a problem with my power supply. (oh and apparently i shouldn't use 3gig for multimedia work :D )

    Thanks
    David
     
  2. law guy macrumors 6502a

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    David - folks have had similar problems with PowerBooks. I had it when using an outlet that wasn't grounded correctly / had reverse polarity - There are a lot of homes and apts with outlets that aren't done properly. Give an electrician a call and have him check your outlet(s) out / fix them. If your outles are wired / grounded correctly, you'll know you have a hardware problem, but given my experience, I'd start with the outlets. Good luck.
     
  3. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    perhaps you should unplug the powermac before adding memory? and about #3 i've seen that happen alot, especially with bus-powered devices.
     

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