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How is this a bad idea? You don't have to shake it like the Hulk... If your system freezes when it's shaken there's obviously loose components, it's common sense. When you're transporting a PC in a car it's going to be shaken, etc.. So giving it a shake won't do any harm.
He is worried that he might break his computer and your asking him to try to make it fail again. And yes when you transport a PC in a car its usually off. Shaking a Hard drive while it is still on is not a good idea.

Any ways it makes no sense for him to have done it in the first place. He stated that he only gets this issue when he (Sorry i laughed here) Purposely built up a charge to plug in a USB device (LOL). If the computer did have a lose wire why would it only short after the guy rolled around in the carpet?
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Okay.. woops, edit.

So from what I understand so far.. When you plug a USB device into your computer, your rig shuts down?

Have you tried any other device? I don't know, it still sounds like a grounding issue to me.
Ok lemme try rewording. If I try to plug in any device (usb, headphones, ect) while i have a static charge on my person, i lose graphic output that requires a hard restart. All fans are running and lights are on. However, if I ground myself (touch the case) or don't have a charge on me, everything works fine.
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Oh can you answer my question about getting a static shock from a grounded source then? That would really help me out.
Yes getting a shock from a grounded source is totally normal, that is the static leaving you and going to ground. Try rubbing your feet on carpet and touching the screws on your light switch plate

As for your computer issue, it sounds a lot like either a faulty device or a massive shock to your hardware causing it shut down before the charge is dissipated.
    
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Ok lemme try rewording. If I try to plug in any device (usb, headphones, ect) while i have a static charge on my person, i lose graphic output that requires a hard restart. All fans are running and lights are on. However, if I ground myself (touch the case) or don't have a charge on me, everything works fine.
Unless you're doing the running man before plugging in a device there's no way just wearing socks and or other materials can cause a big enough static buildup to shut down a computer.

It's definitely a grounding issue.. Are you positive all of your components are secured correctly/working properly?

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He is worried that he might break his computer and your asking him to try to make it fail again. And yes when you transport a PC in a car its usually off. Shaking a Hard drive while it is still on is not a good idea.


Most if not all hard drives today have anti vibration screws/parts. Also, shaking a computer (not violently as I said) if it freezes a pretty sure thing the motherboard or wiring is grounding out somewhere.

You're spreading misinformation my good sir.
Edited by pjBSOD - 1/5/11 at 12:28am
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Yes getting a shock from a grounded source is totally normal, that is the static leaving you and going to ground. Try rubbing your feet on carpet and touching the screws on your light switch plate

As for your computer issue, it sounds a lot like either a faulty device or a massive shock to your hardware causing it shut down before the charge is dissipated.
I have a theory. Either 1 His USB port is come how connected to the metal around his case causing the short. or two the USB connector is some how broken so when he touches the connector the charge reverse to the device cause the device to short leading the surge protector from the PC to shut down the computer.

Either way this is still really funny.

**Just read his post above this..

Theory one wont work.
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He is worried that he might break his computer and your asking him to try to make it fail again. And yes when you transport a PC in a car its usually off. Shaking a Hard drive while it is still on is not a good idea.

Any ways it makes no sense for him to have done it in the first place. He stated that he only gets this issue when he (Sorry i laughed here) Purposely built up a charge to plug in a USB device (LOL). If the computer did have a lose wire why would it only short after the guy rolled around in the carpet?
haha well i was trying to find the source. and thats the only thing i could think of to do xD
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Reading this thread again, seems the solution is to not have a spaz attack while wearing socks on your carpet, then charge your phone. If you have tried multiple computers like you said than this is obviously the only issue.
    
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if you have socks or bare feet on when walking through the house you can get a static charge. rubber soles help prevent said charge.. or touch any metal before trying to plug in the usb.


also, it sounds like that your ground on the psu cord is missing. try taken the pc to a different room if you can and try the same steps there.
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Unless you're doing the running man before plugging in a device there's no way just wearing socks and or other materials can cause a big enough static buildup to shut down a computer.

It's definitely a grounding issue.. Are you positive all of your components are secured correctly/working properly?





Most if not all hard drives today have anti vibration screws/parts. Also, shaking a computer (not violently as I said) if it freezes a pretty sure thing the motherboard or wiring is grounding out somewhere.

You're spreading misinformation my good sir.
ill check the devices again. one sec.
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Most if not all hard drives today have anti vibration screws/parts. Also, shaking a computer (not violently as I said) if it freezes a pretty sure thing the motherboard or wiring is grounding out somewhere.

You're spreading misinformation my good sir.
Umm.. No most computers dont have anti Vib Screws and parts. Most just screw the HD right into the case..

What hard drives do have is Speedometers that tell the hard drive if it is moving. When it detects it retracts the head so that it wont scratch the platter..

Of course the system isnt perfect and you will eventually end up scratching your platter.

Some times the lighter moments are just as bad a moving it violently. The head is only a millimeter off the platter.
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