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Feeling wierd shocks at the back of my case

post #1 of 25
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the second day i've booted up my rig for some test runs, but i forgot the S-video for my beamer. So i tryed to connect the cable into my videocard while touching the back of the case. I was starting to feel shocks from the case like it was running on electricity... the rig was turned off but the PSU was still on active.... but this was giving me the creeps


now i ain't a expert but feeling shocks at the back of your case isn't a good thing. i don't feel it anymore but does anyone know what this was or how i could prevent it ?
post #2 of 25
it couldv'e been one of ur power connecters touching the case
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post #3 of 25
When my comp is off and I feel around to plug in my usb cords I can actually see sparks, hasn't damaged anything noticeably but I think as long as it's grounded it won't hurt, err I don't think.
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post #4 of 25
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like i said i ain't an expert, but pc hardware is delicate stuff and i don't belive that's any good....

maybe one of the power cord's was touching the case.... i've rearanged my wires a bit the last couple of days... maybe it was that !
post #5 of 25
um.. is your houses ground line hooked up? or are you just using a 3 plug outlet on a 2 plug line?
 
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post #6 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by svtfmook View Post
um.. is your houses ground line hooked up? or are you just using a 3 plug outlet on a 2 plug line?
the first thing i made for my rig is an ground line the ground line is mounted to my radiator in my room.
post #7 of 25
um... is your radiator grounded?
 
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post #8 of 25
All you need is a few square inches of metal, such as his radiator to make a ground plane.
    
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post #9 of 25
Yea, make sure you have a good ground. It doesnt sound like it.
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post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by burnstudios View Post
All you need is a few square inches of metal, such as his radiator to make a ground plane.
true, but it doesn't sound like it's grounded.
 
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