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Build Advice I Keep Getting An Electric SHOCK! 0_0

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Judge Zetsumei, 29 Jan 2010.

  1. Judge Zetsumei

    Judge Zetsumei What's a Dremel?

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    Every time I come home from work and first touch my mouse I get an electric shock!:eeek: It's static I assume but why? It seems to have started since i got my new case (Silverstone FT02). I've noticed the window on the case also seems to get quite static.

    Is it something to do with grounding? I know almost nothing about that sort of thing. What could I have done wrong when I installed the components into my new case. All I did different was not use those red cardboard washer things on the motherboard because I read you don't need them but I'm starting to wonder if that's correct.... :worried:

    Oh and my psu has a grounding wire, I screwed it to one of the standoffs under the motherboard, is that right?
     
  2. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    sounds funny but try a different pair of shoes.. some shoes will turn you into pikachu
     
  3. Judge Zetsumei

    Judge Zetsumei What's a Dremel?

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    Are you serious? lol
     
  4. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    What make of psu is that tbh I'v never seen a psu that had a separate ground wire ??
     
  5. Judge Zetsumei

    Judge Zetsumei What's a Dremel?

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  6. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    yeah serious.. have a set of penny loafers, anytime I wear them I shock myself everywhere.. only happens with those shoes though :D
     
  7. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Me neither, What mouse do you have?
     
  8. Judge Zetsumei

    Judge Zetsumei What's a Dremel?

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    i have this mouse
     
  9. mjm25

    mjm25 What's a Dremel?

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    lol shiny.

    if it makes you feel better i got a shock the other day when i put my hand on another computer while i was already touching another one... not sure why that happened and didnt affect me when i was touching anything else metal. but i could feel the electricity buzzing all the time i had my hand on both. very very odd. anybody know why that happens? :/
     
  10. matty4467

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    Hmm, you sure its your mouse? is it's case plastic? If so im not sure how this could happen?

    Might it be your chair? I know that in some of the room at my school, the chairs give out static shocks.

    Matty
     
  11. Judge Zetsumei

    Judge Zetsumei What's a Dremel?

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    The thing is, this only started happening since I installed my components in my new case. Nothing else has changed but I didn't get static before :\
     
  12. Jenny_Y8S

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    Have you noticed anything else strange recently? Really good hearing? Super strength? The ability to shoot spider silk out of your butt? The ability to turn the TV channel over just by thinking about it?

    Just wondering you see, your super power could be electricity based!

    Don't worry, an electric super power is really cool. Mine's is based on tomoatoes which is really lame!

    Good luck with the costume.

    Oh and if it isn't a new budding super power then check all your case connections, it sounds like you may have a dodgy earth.
     
  13. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    I would be tempted to try another psu just the same .
    Have you tried disconnecting the ground wire .
     
  14. Judge Zetsumei

    Judge Zetsumei What's a Dremel?

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    well im about to buy a nice i5 upgrade today so i'll leave the ground wire off. Do i need to use those silly little red cardboard washers on the stand offs?
     
  15. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    I never use those washers .
    Have you tried it without the ground wire yet ??.
     
  16. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    I always zap myself (static buildup from the Uni desk chair and my jumpers) whenever I touch the case. Try different shoes, or maybe a different coat or something?

    Never seen a PSU with an earth wire, but that's nothing do with it.
     
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    droitwichdosser What's a Dremel?

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