Visible Sparks

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DAAAAAAAVE, May 6, 2009.

  1. DAAAAAAAVE macrumors regular

    DAAAAAAAVE

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    Ok so i was plugging my external hardrive (Western Digital 1TB My Book) into the right side USB port. The lights were off so i kinda scanned down the side of my laptop with the USB plug looking for the right hole. I'm wearing headphones and heard interference everytime the plug touched the case. I look down and see arcs of power (sorry im not technical in that department) leaping between the gap of the plug and the side of my MBP. Is this a problem with the laptop or the hardrive or just some freak occurence?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    Static is commonplace—I wouldn't worry too much about it.
     
  3. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Wow. Have you tried plugging it into another computer in the dark? Have you tried plugging another usb device into your mac when the lights are off? Was there a sith lord in the room with you when it happened?
     
  4. DAAAAAAAVE thread starter macrumors regular

    DAAAAAAAVE

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    Thanks good to know. Might have been happening more than i noticed then. Don't often use headphones when im at my desk and thats the only reason i picked it up
     

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