Questions tagged [electric-shock]

When humans are shocked by electricity from malfunctioning hardware

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Tingling/shock when holding USB plug of externally-powered device (speakers, etc) and touching HDMI/DP plug

PC: GPU: Gigabyte RTX 2070 Windforce CPU: i7 7700 RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB DDR4 Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-B250-FINTECH PSU: EVGA 750 G2 Case: Coolermaster HAF 912 Combat I'm troubleshooting an ...
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Custom PC build suspended on wall: how to properly ground the PSU and the Motherboard?

When building a custom case for a computer that will be mounted on the wall, hanging, suspended are there any special considerations for the PSU or grounding? Assumption 1 – I assume the MB will need ...
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USB is shocking me for no reason

Yesterday, I plugged a metal USB into the computer case. When I tried to unplug the USB when the computer is powered on, it shocked me. I thought it's electricity from a malfunctioning part, so I ...
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Why does my macbook give a slight tingling sensation when it is charging and what could i,we or Apple do about it? [duplicate]

I have been facing this problem since the time of purchase. I think the shocks go away once it's fully charged. I experience shocks regardless of whether I sit directly on the tiled floor at my ...
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How much electricity is there in the “power switch” button cables?

Because of a broken power button on the front of my computer I've had to take the cables connected to the button and create a sort of "hotwire" setup to start my computer. This is done by simply ...
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Can a metal case sitting on a metal desk damage my pc?

My steel tower case is too tall to fit on the bottom shelf of my metal desk. If I remove the rubber feet it would fit perfectly, but then the bottom of the case would be sitting on the bare metal of ...
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Is it normal for screws on PSU to have electricity?

I was getting electric shock from my USB ports, so I decided to check. All the ports on my motherboard also have electricity (I'm using a tester to test it). There fore I removed my motherboard ...
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What are the effects of connecting a laptop to an outlet without ground?

I'm working outside from time to time, and my cord extender doesn't have a ground pin. What should I know about the effects of using a laptop without an outlet that has ground?
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2008 17" MacBook Pro current leak [duplicate]

I'm using the above computer, and it still works reasonably well. There is one huge issue though - there seems to be some sort of current leak that prevents the trackpad from functioning correctly. To ...
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Laptop surface vibrating because of ungrounded adapter

My laptop adapter is ungrounded, and because of that, I feel slight vibrations when I stroke the laptop surface (if I unplug my laptop, the vibrations go away, so it can't be the fan). The adapter is ...
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Earbuds plugged into PC shock me and Monitor flickers

I have these semi-old working earbuds that I plug into my PC, either in the front port or directly into the motherboard via port at the back of the PC. No matter which of these it is plugged into, ...
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Electric shocks from tip of laptop charger and laptop case - how to safely test if it's a bad charger or a bad outlet?

I've recently started consistently getting electric shocks from either touching the tip of my laptop charger while it's plugged in, or from touching the metal rim of the laptop while it's charging. ...
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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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Lenovo B50-70 Electric Shock when touching VGA port , when plugged to AC [duplicate]

Recently bought Lenovo B50-70 (2 days), connected it to AC with three pin adapter given. Accidently touched the vga port and I got a serious jolt. Vga Ports are OK. When using on battery I don't have ...
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Case/PSU grounding, static causing reboot

I built a machine for work recently that is displaying two distinct characteristics. One: Yesterday, I was able to shuffle feet on our carpet, touch the front of the case, arc static, and the machine ...
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Can I get a shock from 12v hologen bulbs? [closed]

In my kitchen I have some cabinets with 10w, 12v halogen bulbs (i have no idea what those numbers mean, I'm just reading it out as its marked on the bulbs - all I generally know is higher the watts - ...
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How to Earth (ground electrically) my laptop

My computer zaps me with strong zaps which can get quite annoying. So I need a way to Earth (ground electrically)my laptop. Is there any danger (for me or my laptop) in connecting a crocodile clip ...
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Is it safe to use a laptop with a dropped screw somewhere in the motherboard? [duplicate]

I had to completely disassemble a laptop to get at the hard drive. While I was taking the screws out, I dropped one into the closed part of the laptop that can't be accessed. The screw is floating ...
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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 monitor to ...
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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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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

Every time I plug my MagSafe 2 power supply into an power outlet, this Mac's aluminum body gives me a mild vibrating sensation and sometimes an electric shock. After searching for info about my ...
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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 connectors?

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 connectors. I tested with a current detector and ...
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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 this ...
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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 ...