Unresponsive macbook - ? from static electricity

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by eoren1, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. eoren1 macrumors 6502

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    Aug 17, 2007
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    For the past week, when using my macbook in the office, I have noticed a few episodes of it becoming unresponsive. The office is extremely dry and static electricity is a constant problem. I usually 'discharge' on the PC tower. When I forget and touch the macbook trackpad, I find the macbook becomes unresponsive to the keyboard and trackpad. I need to close the lid and wait for it to go to sleep before opening up again and resuming my work. I have installed all software updates and am using OS 10.5.2.
    Anyone finding similar effects from static electricity? Should I be concerned about this? Any reason to take this to the genius bar?
    Thanks,
    E
     
  2. littlejodo macrumors newbie

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    Dec 17, 2007
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    Same Problem

    I've had the same problem with my MacBook. The weather has gotten colder and the air is so dry that static electricity is a constant problem. Many times I have touched my trackpad and shocked the thing only to have my trackpad and keyboard go dead. I have no idea how this happens but I have started to touch a light switch to discharge any static buildup before touching my laptop to avoid the problem.
     

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