static electricity

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MLO, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. MLO macrumors member

    Dec 31, 2007

    My wife touched her track pad on her Macbook and gave it a static shock, the screen went dark and the track stopped working. She rebooted and it worked fine. Will this cause any damage?
  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

    Sep 27, 2004
    Knoxville, TN (USA)
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    It should have grounded but since it did cause the screen to go dark and the trackpad stopped working I would say that there is a possibility of it causing damage. I don't think that should happen with a correctly grounded system. Computers are usually shielded from static discharges.

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