new mbp and strange phenomenon...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chopstick2000, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. chopstick2000 macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    hi everyone, i recently got my first mac, a 15" 2.2ghz macbook pro, and so far i am very pleased with it! actually, that's an understatement, but i'm not here to elaborate...

    my notebook exhibits some strange behavior concerning the little button that you push to open the display. when the computer is running and i have the ac adapter plugged in, i sometimes feel a strange sensation on my right palm when typing (right above the superdrive). when this happens, if i touch the little latch-release button, i can feel electricity (a current? not sure of the technical terms...) running into my hand. it's not painful; actually it's quite fun sometimes, but something tells me that this is not healthy or normal... i'm not sure what triggers it; it seems random, but over the past few days of working on this computer i've noticed it several times

    has anyone else noticed this in their macbook pros? should i be concerned?
  2. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    Try using the 3 prong adapter that came with your MBP and see if that helps.
  3. duskdawn macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2007
    The electricity is leaking? I have the same problem with my HP PDA when it's plugged but it does not bother me that much since most of time I use battery obviously.
    But for MB, if I were you I would take it to a local store to have a look.
  4. chex macrumors regular

    May 17, 2007
    this 'feature' has been there on every single aluminium apple notebook i've ever had
  5. magius macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2007
    "with great power comes great responsibility." charged by a radioactive mbp - Has the ability to heat himself to deadly temperatures when under duress. Extremely, dangerously pretty and sleek.

    Kryptonite? 2wire routers....

  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007

    i get this sentation all of the time.
    i dont think you should be concerned. it feels nice :)
    must be the mbp's way of showing its emotions to you for buying it :p

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