Macbook electrocutes my girlfriend (kindof)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jmaquarry, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. jmaquarry macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2009
    Yep. my macbook seems to be electrocuting my girlfriend - sort of. :s let me explain.

    my unibody 2008 macbook, seems to be passing a current through my girlfriend while she is touching any part of the unibody. thus when any of our bodies parts touch "aka lips" i get a nasty little electric shock :s

    What is weird is that when i am touching the unibody there is NO electric shock - nor is there with anyone else. i am Confuzzled!

    how can i appease my macbook?
  2. Gonzo3333 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Your mac is jealous. Get a new girlfriend or ask your MacBook to go steady with you. J/K:D
  3. Habitus macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2009
    Where ever my life takes me...
    Call AppleCare, mate. That's what I would do.

    Habitus :apple:
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Stop making out with your girlfriend and kiss your Mac. She comes first.
  5. mbestel macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2010
    Electric shocks

    You often get this type of effect when there is an ungrounded (I think) USB or Firewire device plugged into the computer.

    For example, I have noticed that it happens on a Mac Mini with an EyeTV USB receiver plugged into an aerial, also on several MacBooks / Pros with external disks or DVDs plugged in.

    As soon as the device is unplugged, it goes away.



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