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When the air is dry (winter mostly) static electricity is more common. Its horrible here in my apartment...Everytime I leave the main room and come back, I'm fully charged and have to touch my desk with my knuckles to get rid of the shock before it surprises me. Once I sat down, reached for my can of soda, and when I picked it up, it shocked me causing me to flinch and spill Dr Pepper all of my mouse...it hasn't worked right since
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post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by Iceman0803 View Post
Lately I've been getting shocked by just about everything I touch (I'm in a wheelchair so I know it's not cause I'm dragging my feet! ) and it has a lot to do with the fact that the air is dry here. Sucks cause I have to remember to touch my desk (has a metal support bar underneath) before I touch my PC
Or you can just touch any part of the case that is metal.
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Those were the most ugliest shoes I've ever seen...
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post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
Those were the most ugliest shoes I've ever seen...
Lawlz

Anyways, that video was frickin hilarious!!! Its so funny how they all talk so seriously... made my day!
    
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I say let him loose in the GX2 factories.
    
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post #26 of 33
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Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
Press F10 for invincibility....

css anyone? lol

every playstation i owned kicked the bucket and i think it was from static electricity. seems very possible to me
   
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post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by Max_GHz View Post
I actually have a problem similar to this. My body produces an unnaturally high amount of static elec.. i get shocked when I touch anything/anybody. I recent killed my favorite pc by reaching down to touch the (plastic)power switch and fried my mobo power connectors. I have to be very very very careful about grounding myself.

After watching the video closer I have to say I have also had keyboard disruption before too. It's only happened a few times but I have gotten a shock off my keyboard and had to reboot because the keys started acting funny...randomly not working, pushing a letter makes a completely different letter pop up and the shift(sometimes it worked, sometimes not) and caps lock(caps lock affecting # keys) keys went crazy. I actually bought a new keyboard before I realized it was me. A doctor diagnosed me...should be able to do the same with him.
plastic? Last time I checked that dont conduct eletricity nor does it allow it to travel.
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post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
plastic? Last time I checked that dont conduct eletricity nor does it allow it to travel.
Tell that to my keyboard which shocks me everything I press the windows key.

~~~

I've got a similar problem, but it's something that, as soon as I really started to learn about how computers worked and whatnot, it hasn't been an issue. Very strange, because I remember using some floppy disks that I JUST wrote with a game of breakout and when I popped them back in it failed. Granted I didn't try more than three disks and two computers as well as a copy of invaders, so it COULD have all just been really random chance. Yeah, right. :\\

Now things just work whenever I come near. Having a computer problem? Go call Gus. A simple look at a computer is enough to make them work right. I HAVE THE GIFT!!!!!!!!!
post #29 of 33
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plastic? Last time I checked that dont conduct eletricity nor does it allow it to travel.
Electric current yes, but static electricity comes from a material's ability to hold electrons, and the shock you get is when these electrons move towards your body, inducing a current. Plastics are very good at this, just look at balloons, I mean, who hasn't rubbed a balloon on their head then stuck it to a wall?
    
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post #30 of 33
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Makes the keys sticky. Basically you don't have to hold down keys like the SHIFT key, CRTL or ALT. Hit shift five times in a row to see it in action.
Right, and that's the only way the computer appeared "messed up"

Kid's smart, lol. Wonder if those silly teachers read Engadget.
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