iPhone Shocked Me Through Headphones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by goldengram, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. goldengram macrumors newbie

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    So I had my phone plugged in charging, headphones on while sitting on my couch and made a phone call. A couple minutes in to the conversation I started to move and I started getting shocked through my headphones. The person on the other side could also hear a shocking noise go through the phone. I yanked off my headphones and it stopped the shocking.

    I tried to replicate the issue with the headphones in my hand moving them around but no luck. An hour later or so I made another phone call and it started to shock me again. It started when the call was ringing and I yanked off the headset right away.

    After that call I used it with headphones on walking through my house making a call and nothing.

    Make an appointment with Apple??
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    This is caused by static electricity. It's normal.
     
  3. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Hastings101 macrumors 68010

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    I guess it's pretty common, when I searched google about it there were a lot of articles and forum comments about it. Apple's even said something about it and has a support article on it lol
     
  5. ecwhite4S macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A406 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Same effect when you walk on carpet/rub your feet on carpet and touch something/someone. Never had it happen to me on my iPhone.
     
  6. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I never actually got shocked, but I do hear the crackle noise from the static thru my headphones.
     
  7. cyks macrumors 68020

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    if anything, you're shocking your iPhone... not the other way around.
     
  8. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    I wish you could share in my laughter in imagining you trying to replicate being shocked by your phone. :D
     

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