Slight tingly sensation

Discussion in 'iPad' started by GroundLoop, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. GroundLoop macrumors 68000


    Mar 21, 2003
    Have any of you experienced this on your iPad 3rd Gen...

    I am charging my iPad using the wall charger and, when plugged in, the aluminium parts of the iPad give off a slight tingling sensation. This only happens when touching the aluminum while it is plugged it. I did a quick search the Apple community, and this seems to describe it.

    I am just wondering how widespread this in on the latest iPad.

    Please share your experience with this (whether you feel it or not).

  2. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Nope, but I did notice it on my old MBP.

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy. ;)
  3. SamFisher macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Not sure of the relevance to you, but i experienced this on an original gen when charging. Not sure about 2g, will update when i get my 3g.
  4. GroundLoop thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 21, 2003
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    I believe that this is pretty common, but I was just curious if it affected mostly everyone.

  5. iMoo macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2010
    I had this when i used to play my old PSP whilst charging. Maybe just some form of static or electrical current somehow escaping.

    However when you look at the way this is docked compared to the first iPad it does have more exposure out of the dock as the back casing is bevelled and if you look underneath some of the metal contact is exposed
  6. tekchic macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    iPad - creates a slight tingly and warming sensation on contact. :D

    I've seen that with my MacBook Pro before, but not with the iPad. I think it's okay though.
  7. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Despite what anyone might post here to the contrary, it is NOT normal to feel an electrical sensation. You should take it in for a replacement.
  8. Wayfarer macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
    I noticed this on my old Macbook Pro near the trackpad area.

    What are you worried about? The tingly sensation feels amazing and cathartic.

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  9. anthonycroberts macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2010
    I wouldn't worry about it...

    ... its probably just a ground loop. :D
  10. Coltaine macrumors regular


    Jan 7, 2012
    I'd be careful. Sounds like an electrical current running, where it shouldn't.
    Single time, I ever experienced this was at a friend's place. When you touched the dish washer and the electric stove at the same time. You became part of the circuit and a small current was flowing, which caused a slight tingling sensation at the hands. Turns out the devices were wrongly connected.

    I'd turn it in at the Apple store.
  11. Neky macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2012

    It is most likely really an electricity in the metal backs.
    I experienced this with transformer prime 2 month ago. It helped if I turned the charger in the outlet. However, I returned the prime and now I am buying Ipad 3 as soon it's available.

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