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My Laptop Keeps Shocking Me!!!

post #1 of 16
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whenever i pick it up to move it i get shocked! why does it do that? i feel a small zap and hear a click. whats wrong?
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Is it a Gateway laptop?
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post #3 of 16
Erm send it back lol. That is a major risk, something wont be connected right or earthed.

Either that or your producing to much static
    
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post #4 of 16
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its an Acer Extensa 5420. i might be making static, im on the couch (its the only place i can get wifi from the office) but its never shocked me before. hmmmm.... could it be my newly washed clothes what create static that hasnt been dispersed yet?
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post #5 of 16
Is it dry?
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post #6 of 16
lol carpet in the office? i bet it static. if anything keeps you awake at your job
    
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post #7 of 16
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my laptop dirty? nah, not really. lol static to keep me awake, lol or workers comp. nah im at my gmas, shes the manager at a mobile home park and i just setup the wifi in the office. i can only get a good signal on the couch cuz the signal has to go through an old brick building (the office) and a tin can (the mobile home she lives in). i bet its all the cats running around on the carpet that makes all the static...
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post #8 of 16
he said dry -_- not dirty...

its def. static, and its going to destroy your lappy.
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post #9 of 16
Only use your laptop naked! That'll fix it! Or you could just touch a grounded metal object before using your lappy.
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post #10 of 16
Does your laptop have a 3-prong plug? If it does, the laptop is grounded and you're fine. If not, the static could be an issue.
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