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Wasn't really sure where to post this but I noticed that about half the time I touch the metal in my case, I can feel a fair bit of electricity running through my finger. It's a nice alternative to energy drinks but is that normal? And what in the world it the cause of it?
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Sounds like something isn't grounded if you can touch the case and feel electricity flowing through it.
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Originally Posted by KillingTheSilence View Post
Wasn't really sure where to post this but I noticed that about half the time I touch the metal in my case, I can feel a fair bit of electricity running through my finger. It's a nice alternative to energy drinks but is that normal? And what in the world it the cause of it?
It aint right brotha turn er off.
Lol you deff shouldnt be feeling current flowing through your case.
Take it apart and put it back together
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Definitely sounds like a bad ground somewhere in your system. Check all the header connections, mobo standoffs, etc. Does your home have 3 prong receptacle's or old school 2 prong?
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You got something in your case that is not properly grounded OR you are not using a grounded AC plug (into the wall). The free electrons are flowing through your case instead of directly to the ground. Take it apart and put it back together.
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post #6 of 21

static electricity

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Definitely sounds like a bad ground somewhere in your system. Check all the header connections, mobo standoffs, etc. Does your home have 3 prong receptacle's or old school 2 prong?
3 prong though I've heard something is messed up upstairs with the electricity.

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You got something in your case that is not properly grounded OR you are not using a grounded AC plug (into the wall). The free electrons are flowing through your case instead of directly to the ground. Take it apart and put it back together.
Sounds like fun.
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post #8 of 21
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Right, so let's pretend I didn't screw up my motherboard...


Also, I'm using an older PC from IBuyPiecesofJunk since my sig rig has been taken apart and after getting shocked after connecting my camera to the PC, I don't believe it's an issue with the actual PC because it seems unlikely that both PCs have the same issue as far as grounding is concerned. Is it possible that my power strip is the issue? I just noticed the strip says it's protected but not grounded... -_-
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post #9 of 21
Possibly could be the power strip. Have you tried the strip in other outlets to see if the (not grounded indicator comes on)? What is wrong with the upstairs electric? Logic dictates that this is most likely your problem(the power coming in) is not grounding properly since you can feel it in your case. Though not really sure until you do more troubleshooting and you give us your results

Okay assuming your home's electric is not at fault. Make sure all the PSU's connectors are fully seated and that no wire has backed out from the conector. Check every connector in the PC to make sure it is getting good contact. All mobo standoffs, header connectors, all PSU connections from mobo to PCIE, SATA, everything. Then make sure your RAM and video card is fully seated.
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post #10 of 21
If the plug going into the wall outlet (whether it's the PSU's plug or the power strip's plug) does not have three prongs that means it is not grounded and we have a problem.
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