Macbook electrocutes my girlfriend (kindof)

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

  1. jmaquarry macrumors member

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    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

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

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    Call AppleCare, mate. That's what I would do.

    Habitus :apple:
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Stop making out with your girlfriend and kiss your Mac. She comes first.
     
  5. mbestel macrumors member

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    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.

    Cheers,

    Mark
     

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