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Solved: Shock from USB

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by molsing60, Apr 1, 2010.

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  1. molsing60

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    I am getting a shock on occasion when plugging peripherals into a USB port on my tower.
    It will lock up my computer and I have to shut down, unplug and replug in the tower and reboot.
    My tower is sitting on a carpet next to my desk.
    Is there some way I can ground the tower so I stop getting shocks and having to reboot?:eek:
     
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    Try touch your case before inserting the USB device... usually caused by flash-keys. If using a HD - plug into computer first, then drive.

    Its winter time. This is typical. many times, the computers will just reboot instantly.

    You may also try reaching back and touching the PSU.

    PCs on carpet are always more likely to go through this. On wood or tile flooring, on desks... not so much.
     
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    Thanks...that is pretty much what I've been doing. I just forget and get zapped. I thought maybe there was some way to ground the computer, but guess I'll just have to ground myself before I plug into the USB port
     
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