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Static Shock on monitor screens

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mortdevol, Oct 28, 2008.

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  1. mortdevol

    mortdevol Thread Starter

    Jul 13, 2008
    I live in Malaysia, and in my house there is one PC with an old fashion CRT monitor, and one laptop a DELL Inspiron bought in 2001.

    the monitor screens of both this computers shocks anyone that touches them. both of them are in the same house.

    is there a way to reduce the static on these 2 computers?
    will a humidifier help?
    or it is essentially a problem with the monitors being old? from what i learn the newer computers are designed to reduce static.

    thank you!
  2. DavisMcCarn


    Aug 17, 2005
    If your outlets are not properly grounded, static can build up on the crt as a result of the high voltage it uses to suck electrons to the front.
    In most cases; however, static is built up in the individual due to carpetting and what is on that persons feet ( the soles of some shoes are great static generators ) If this is true, you also get zapped by things like switchplates or bare metal on appliances. The best test is an antistatic carpet spray.
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