Plugging into wrong port, computer screen goes black

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by potentpotable, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. potentpotable macrumors regular

    potentpotable

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    Stupid me was BBMing while trying to plug in my headphones with my pheripherals, and I accidentally pushed it (not very hard) into the USB port. The tip of the headphone jack connected with the little connector ball at the bottom of the USB port. The screen went black and I instantly hit the power button on instinct, so I don't know if it shut off.

    Did I do something very bad, or is that normal? I'm not sure if that's even considered an electric shock or what.
     
  2. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

    AppleFanatic10

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    Try to turn it on. If you can't then you should take it to the Apple Store. I'm assuming you have a 2010 MBA w/Warranty or an older version with AppleCare.
     
  3. deedas macrumors regular

    deedas

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    I'm not sure what you even did to your computer. You were doing what again? Does it turn on now? :confused:
     
  4. potentpotable thread starter macrumors regular

    potentpotable

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    Yes it turned back on again right away. But I think something short circuited when I plugged it in wrong, and turned off the unit.

    Everything seems to be back to normal now, I just don't know if I did some serious damage though! :confused:
     

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