When humans are shocked by electricity from malfunctioning hardware

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There's a stray current flowing from my monitor through the VGA cable to the PC. Is this safe?

I have two monitors in my machine. One is an old LCS samsung monitor. Recently, I started to hear a small hum in my speakers (subwoofer) and replaced them. The new one also got the issues then I found ...
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Power to VAIO laptop ports while plugged in

I have VAIO E series (SVE) laptop. While charger plugged in, touching VGA/HDMI/USB port metal casing gives me burning sensation. So, I checked it with voltmeter and I found that while plugged in there ...
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Repeated Static Shock From New Rack Server

I recently bought a single rack server, but I often get shocked when I touch the full-metal case. It seems to take 20-30 minutes to "charge" between shocks, but I'm not enthusiastic about testing that ...
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Monitor signal cable electrify the whole case [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Electric shock with plugged in VGA cable I have this crt computer monitor with strange problem The signal cable (data cable) holds electricity when i connect the ...
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Electric shock when touching my networked installation (behind UPS)

Every time I touch my computer, the TV stand, the switch or when manipulating the shielded network cables if I touch my central heating (just next to the installation) I get an electric shock. If I ...
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How do Sine Waves affect PC Hardware?

I wanted to buy a UPS for my PC. I was going over some and I came across a variety of sine waves that different UPSes generate; Stepped Sine Wave Modified Sine Wave Simulated Sine Wave I know ...
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VGA Cable gave me an Electric Shock when connecting a Projector to a Laptop

Yesterday I was trying to connect a Viewsonic Projector to my Samsung RC420 laptop... I followed this steps: I Plugged the Projector to a power source, in parallel I did the same thing with the ...
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Electric shock/mild vibrating sensation on MacBook Pro when charging [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dell Inspiron 15R gives electric shocks Every time I plug my MagSafe 2 power supply into an power outlet, this Mac's aluminum body gives me a mild vibrating sensation ...
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Thunderstorm killed my router power supply

During a thunderstorm I heard a loud PAF with a light from where all the computer wires are. The router (a D-Link DIR-615) doesn't work any more, I suppose its power supply is out of order. Not sure ...
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Dell Inspiron 15R gives electric shocks

I have had this laptop for just more than a year and never faced any problem with it until sometime back when I got a "tingling sensation" using the track pad, just around the edges. That happens only ...
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My New Dell Workstation T-7500 gives electric shock

Just bought Dell T-7500 Workstation. When installation technician came to Install the workstation, he got an electric shock when he touched the Start Button. He also got shock when he touched Front ...
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Safety of opening a PSU

In a question posted recently here on SU the answer came up saying to "Never open a power supply, it has no user servicable parts". Mine has a cable barely touching the PSU fan (I recon) and I ...
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Can touching any hardware inside a running PC be dangerous for you?

I'm curious, if all the hardware gets power from the PSU's DC power lines, which provide a max. voltage of 12V, can you get electrocuted by touching some of the hardware?
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Why is there electricity flowing through my VGA and other ports?

I am using Windows 7 on a Sony VAIO laptop. When I connected my PC to the charger, I felt a little electric shock when I touched the VGA and other ports. I tested with a current detector and found ...
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Electric shock with plugged in VGA cable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why would I get an electric shock from a VGA cable connected to an LCD monitor? Similar to this question I got shocked today with a new computer I just bought. How is ...
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Why would I get an electric shock from a VGA cable connected to an LCD monitor?

While arranging cables tonight to prepare to plant a new workstation, I got an electric shock from the VGA cable (that was hooked up to a seemingly good, yet older LCD monitor). Of course, when the ...
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Why does my PC sometimes power down when I shock myself on my desk?

I've always been cursed with the ability to develop a static charge very easily. It's never caused problems just sitting at my keyboard before. (I always discharge before I get inside to tinker) My ...