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29th October 2008, 01:38 PM #1
Mild Electric shocks from acer laptop?
Hi there, I have recently been getting electric shocks from the bottom of my laptop when it is plugged into the mains, Is there something wrong with my laptop or something wrong with the charger? Anyone else experienced this? It is getting on my nerves now! Can anyone help?
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29th October 2008, 01:46 PM #2
errr, I'd send it to get checked out.
Anything to do with the battery or power really isn't worth taking the risk
29th October 2008, 01:51 PM #3
why not go the whole hog and only use the laptop whilst wearing a polyester suit and sitting in the bath!!!!!!! lol
I would certainly get that checked out as a matter of urgency
29th October 2008, 01:53 PM #4
Do you know where I can get a job lot of these laptops. Sounds ideal for classroom use
2 Thanks to tmcd35:
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29th October 2008, 02:26 PM #5
Haha thanks guy's, I have just found something on the internet and as i was writing this I got an electric shock from the bloody thing, Apparently it is to do with the Earth in my Aunty's house. Nice to hear that the this house isn't earthed properly lol. GREAT! anyway thanks guys. Cheered me up Too !!
29th October 2008, 10:25 PM #6
Are we talking a 'proper' electric shock or a static shock? Granted it may not be easy to tell the difference...
Some laptop power supplies these days don't have an earth connection. You can tell by looking at the main lead on the power supply; if it's flat, rather than round, then it has no earth. This causes some laptops to build up static. Dell had a lot of complaints about this earlier in the year on some of their models.
29th October 2008, 10:51 PM #7
I used to get really nasty static shocks of my Samsung laptop.. I just put it down to the cheap trousers I used to wear to work, because they used to always get messy with crawling under desks and such.
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