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Speakers connected to laptop make desktop monitor flicker

I've been wondering about the cause of this phenomenon for a long time and since I haven't managed to find a good explanation, I thought I'd post it here. My desk is in a corner, there's a radiator ...
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How to properly use an antistatic wrist strap when working on a desktop PC?

I would like to know how to properly use an antistatic wrist strap. By antistatic wrist strap I mean a band with a wire attached to it, with a metal clip on the end of the wire. From what I read ...
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How to discharge static electricity

I'm building a new PC. I never cared about grounding myself because I've never had problems, but this time I don't want to take any risks. This is a new PC that doesn't have a power supply installed ...
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How do I (electrically) ground a Toshiba Satellite S55 laptop?

I need to ground my Toshiba laptop as it says in the title. It is not a static charge problem because I live in the tropics. It also only happens when I plug in the laptop (the metal case becomes ...
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Any way to protect my electronics in a rented house with no grounded outlets?

I'm renting a place that's older and has no ground on any of the outlets. I thought a surge protector might help some, but a storm yesterday fried my desktop, my hard drive with all my downloads, and ...
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Microsoft Surface Pro Earthing Issue

I have the original 128GB Microsoft Surface Pro. However, when I plug it in to charge, I get small electric shocks from the corners of the device. I have already tried different power supplies. Could ...
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Power Supply case measures 75V?

My friend showed me his dead computer. When I powered up, the green LED on the motherboard didn't even come on. He had bought a new $40 500W power supply and he wanted me to install it. I did, and ...
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Earthing: Is it important for laptops

I live in a hostel where there is no grounded/earthed connection. Will it harm my laptop or charger?
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What Can I Do With US Laptop's Power Plug's Ground Pin?

DELL Latitude E6420 that i have got in USA has this plug: While i have these 2 UK adapters: Usually neutral and live fit, but ground pin creates here a problem as the plug won't fit into israeli ...
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Using anti-static wrist strap to ground against laptop

I want to do laptop maintenance and looking to ground myself with an anti-static wrist strap. How, or where, do I ground myself to the laptop? Where can I find a grounding point in order to not make ...
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Which part of laptop is better to use for discharging static?

I don't like when static zaps me from keyboard or mouse or some random metallic part of casing, so I often touch some grounding before resuming working with the computer. However, it often disrupts ...
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Laptops without ground loop noise

I use my laptop with an external/Pro sound card. The biggest problem I have is that of ground loop/hum/noise when the laptop is plugged in. I don't want to 'lift the earth' fix as this is pretty ...
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Ground cable question [closed]

Since the DIY forum in area 51 is in the private beta stage, i think this is the site to ask this question, a very easy one. I've this adapter And let's just say that I can't screw the outlet ...
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Front USB Port Grounding Issues

I think I have a static electricity problem. I have two computers in my house and a fiancé that wears fuzzy socks. Sometimes, when she plugs in USB devices into the front ports of her desktop ...