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post #11 of 21
I had the same thing happen to me. My t.v. upstairs was back feeding juice thru my cable, which into my internet and to all the computers on the network
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post #12 of 21
Are you sure it is current? It could be fan vibration, does it only happen when the PC is on?
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Okay, so a couple things.
1. I think I misunderstood the 3 prong thing(or maybe not.) I tested the power strip in all the outlets in my room and another room next to mine and they all had the same appearance. Then I came into the room I am in now and found a slightly different outlet. I tried the strip in there and the light came on to indicate it's grounded. I also haven't been shocked yet.
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2. I really don't know what the issue upstairs is. I remember being told about it once but I don't remember the specifics.
3. It has happened when the PC was off. For a very short period I thought that was the only way to get shocked. I later tried it while the PC was on and got shocked some more.

And thanks for the help so far

Outlet in my room


Outlet in current room

Edited by KillingTheSilence - 3/26/11 at 10:03pm
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post #14 of 21
Sounds like you have a pretty serious ground fault in that circuit. If you have a circuit tester you could use that to check the ground. I would not recommend plugging your PC into any outlet that does not ground the strip (make sure the ground light is on).

Circuit tester.
post #15 of 21
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I don't have a circuit tester and from the looks of things, I will have to use the money I have on a new motherboard since I accidentally broke the PCI-E clamp I guess you could call it.
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post #16 of 21
Just get someone that knows to repair outlets ,to take a look at the outlet or change it. You need to change them from time to time as they go bad contact wise.
If you have 3 wires in there then the ground should work , if the other end of the ground wire is grounded of course
Do not attempt to open that yourself if you don t know what you are doing ,to avoid electric shock.
Most probable there is lack of grounding.
I use a PC without ground due to the lack of ground wire in some room ,but i don t need to touch the case to often.As i dont have that PC in the bathroom i m safe even touching it.
Even this way ,with no gorund ,the PC should work just fine.
   
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post #17 of 21
I get this with my pc sometimes if i take it downstairs, but upstairs is fine. I think its our crappy house wiring, try plugging it in somewhere else in the house. It could also be the carpet down there, and so when im on it i build up static, and when i touch it it gets earthed.
Edited by alltoasters - 3/27/11 at 3:48am
     
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post #18 of 21
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So apparently nowhere in my house was really grounded. From what I've been told, the ground has about 15V flowing through it because it's touching a wire from the telephone pole. The issue has been fixed for 1 outlet so that's what I'm using for my PC.
Now if only I knew how to not break those annoying PCI-E un/locking mechanisms...
Edited by KillingTheSilence - 3/27/11 at 6:31pm
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post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by KillingTheSilence View Post
So apparently nowhere in my house was really grounded. From what I've been told, the ground has about 15W flowing through it because it's touching a wire from the telephone pole. The issue has been fixed for 1 outlet so that's what I'm using for my PC.
Now if only I knew how to not break those annoying PCI-E un/locking mechanisms...
your card will functioning perfectly without it. you don't really need it. if you do want to replace your board go ahead but it doesnt really matter.
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I expected to have issues with that slot but I just tried it and sure enough, works fine. Thanks for saving me some money
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