PM G5 gives me lovely electric shoooock!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by yamadataro, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. yamadataro macrumors 6502

    I've just bought a new PowerMac G5 2G-Dual last week. It seems that some strong electricity is leaking out to the metal body casing.

    I plugged my iPod nano to the front USB port and electricity is leaking from the iPod's metal part of the body too!!! What the hell???

    There seem to be a lot of cases reported about electric shocks on PowerBooks, but I had no luck on any info on desktop Macs.

    Has anybody exprienced the same kind of issues?
    I'd like to fix it on my own if I can. I haven't called AppleCare yet, and I want to avoid shipping it back to Apple... well maybe I just should...
    Does anybody have good ideas to fix the problem on my own?

    FYI: The electricity leakage seem to stay as long as I'm touching it.
    FYI2: Apple's Knowledgebase has nothing related to this.

    Your feedbacks will be greatly appriciated!
    Anybody's welcome to come down to my place and touch it (as long as you can afford to come to my house in Tokyo :p )
  2. Palad1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2004
    London, UK
    My powerbook always give me a nice buzzing sensation when my thumb is hitting the trackpads while my hands are not touching the machine, I was annoyed at first, but I now understand this is a portable version of Steve's RDF, to keep the magic flowing :D
  3. _bnkr612 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2004
    Are you washing your hands without drying them? Is your case completely closed?

    Is your computer plugged into a proper ground?

    Screw it, call Apple chap!
  4. Evangelion macrumors 68040

    Jan 10, 2005
    I get electric shocks from various things around the house, but that's due to them being plugged in ungrounded power-sockets.

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