Macbook ground static. Any electrician that could help?

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  1. iPodClassic1 macrumors member

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    I looked up for "ground charger" and etc on the forums, everyone just saying it's something normal, enjoy it, etc etc (Im not saying it's not). But has anyone successfully grounded a 2016 macbook? you know, the one with the metal case.

    I get a buzzing always, mostly I guess cos I live the mountains on a very dry and staticy area, I dunno.

    My country has 3 pin sockets, but the Macbook came with a 2 pin one. How can I overcome this? I looked up google and there are no grounded (really grounded, not just 3 pin) accessories? I was about to purchase the world travel kit but I guess this will not solve my issue?

    Thanks everyone in advance !
     
  2. Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

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    If your MBP is still under warranty I think you should get it checked. I don't think it's normal to hear a buzzing sound from it.
     
  3. iPodClassic1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi, it's not a buzzing you hear, you feel it with you run your fingers through the metal case.
     
  4. 537635 macrumors 6502

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    Look up this issue on Google. There are tons of these topics.

    Summary: Get a cable to connect the power brick with the electrical socket. Every Apple Store has them. It has three pins. It grounds the power brick and it grounds the Macbook. No more "buzzing". Been using this for years now.
     
  5. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

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    So I’m not crazy?! Other people feel that too? It is particularly noticeable when I have my MacBook down in my basement. My floor is bare concrete and usually I just wear socks when I’m down there.
     
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    Yeah, I did google it, some projects looked not so safe, most people just accepting it.
    But thanks for the recommendation, I will look it up. I did write my local apple store and they say they don't have the 3 prong plug. You mean like an adapter?
    --- Post Merged, Jan 12, 2018 ---
    lol yeah, I get it A LOT. It VIBRATES.
     
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    how comes the uk model still does it with 3 pins?
     
  9. tomjleeds macrumors 6502a

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    The earth pin isn't actually connected to anything :)

    1. Power adapter with round metal piece - this is the earth connector
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    2. Regular three-pin adapter - note only plastic on the edges where it touches the round piece
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    3. Extension cable with three-pin plug (actually from my old BlackBook) - note metal on the edges, connecting to the earth on the adapter
    cBmAVPp.jpg
     
  10. tomjleeds macrumors 6502a

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    Should do yes, it did for me, although mine is an old one. Shame they stopped bundling them (like everything else I suppose).
     
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    So I got the cable.

    Well what do you know! it fixed the problem!

    no more little electric shocks :)
     
  13. 537635 macrumors 6502

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    Great!

    I have this setup also for iPhone. Before with aluminum models I had the same issues. With the glass X it is not necessary anymore.
     
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    any reason why they don't ground the regular 3 pin adapter?
     
  15. 537635 macrumors 6502

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    Some 5W chargers are smaller than the outlet... though it makes zero sense for iPad chargers.
     
  16. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    They don’t have to it’s as simple as that.
     

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