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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

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    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

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    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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