electricity on aluminium enclosure?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kangping, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. kangping macrumors member

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    hi again :D

    i have an issue with electricity running through my mbp. i relocated to china some weeks ago and all of it started here. its not enough to really heart me or anything, but still quite annoying… sometimes it just feels like a soft vibration going through my book.
    the voltage is the same as in europe as far as i know, and the plug fits mechanically. is this a case for apple care?

    its a mbp i7. thanks in advance.

    dave
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    Are you using the three pronged Magsafe connector or the two pronged one? Try using the three pronged one, it has a grounded connection. If you are using the three pronged one, then the outlet you are using my not be properly grounded.
     
  3. Kenndac macrumors 6502

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    Your computer isn't grounded. Make sure you're connecting to a grounded outlet through an adapter and cable that supports grounding.
     
  4. chaostik macrumors newbie

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    I experienced this issue even with a three prong plug in the British Isles ... turned out that it was a mobile phone charger plugged into the socket immediately adjacent to the brick part of the MBP charger. I'm not an electrician, but I suppose that two transformers right next to each other is not a good thing (TM). I fixed it by just using the extender cable instead of the plug straight into the brick so that I could position the MBP brick part well away from any other electrical transformers.

    HTH,

    L
     
  5. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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    Boy, if I had a nickel for every time this topic comes up...
     
  6. Hisdem macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah that happened to me when I had the charger connected directly at the power outlet. Now that I have it hooked up to an extender it's just fine.
     

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