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Accidentally caused a static shock to my system

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hey guys, i was messing around with my computer and cleaning it when i removed my wifi adapter usb, when plugging it back in, i could see a small zap of electricity and my computer wouldnt turn on, i plugged it into a different wall and it worked fine, so i brought it back to the normal plugin and it works, im a little nervous that i fried a part or seriously damaged, are there any tests i can to to check the degradation of my processor,gpu, psu, ram, and mobo? ik my hdd is fine cause i've ran corruption tests on it
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I would say that everything is ok if it's working perfectly again. It seems that unplugging the PSU and plugging it back in kind of "cleaned" the capacitors.

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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.400-1.424V in Manual Mode) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

I would say that everything is ok if it's working perfectly again. It seems that unplugging the PSU and plugging it back in kind of "cleaned" the capacitors.
No, it didn't, at least not that type of capacitor. Unplugging the PSU resets its overload shutdown latch.

USB devices are built to withstand 12,000V zaps, but static voltages well over 12,000V are pretty common. I don't plug stuff in until I touch its ground to the case ground.
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Ahhh crap, so it seemed to be working normally, but now my computer randomly freezes for a few seconds, none of the programs go TU, it just freezes my screen, and then after a few seconds, it returns to normal, any thoughts about what is the cause?
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