static electricity

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

  1. MLO macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,

    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

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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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