Static shocks

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by filmbuff, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. filmbuff macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2011
    This is a problem I never had with my big plastic HP laptop: every time I sit down and touch my computer I get a huge static shock. The air is so cold and dry up here that it is basically unavoidable. What are the chances that I' going to shock my MBA to death? The metal body should help, right?
  2. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    You should be fine. Try touching another metal surface before you touch your mba to get rid of the static. Another option is to stop wearing socks and rubbing your feet on your carpet!!
  3. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    This happens to me all the time. I would guess as long as none of the internals are being touched directly, it shouldn't be a problem. The shock is probably dissipated somewhere without causing any harm.
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    The fix is in your environment, not the machine. Perhaps a nice humidifier?

    Just for grins, turn the AC plug 180 degree (if not a polarized plug) see if it does anything.

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