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If yes, the discharge might short the switch, thus triggering the reboot.Click to expand... You'd have to be a one in nearly a million. Join them; it only takes a minute: Sign up Here's how it works: Anybody can ask a question Anybody can answer The best answers are voted up and rise to the Thanks again. check over here

Usually I think to touch the front of my desk before I sit down but one time I forgot and touched the laptop first and got a shock and the thing Thanks for your input and opinions in any case. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. Your computer shouldn't reset due to static discharge.posted by chairface at 10:47 AM on January 2, 2012 "FWIW, you should be touching metal parts of the chair, not avoiding it." Exactly, https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-computer-restarts-with-static-shock.917688/

That's what I was leaning towards. Newer » This thread is closed to new comments. However, the side panel in question -- a sandwich of plastic and aluminum -- is not grounded. Also worth exploring.

Bill #18 Radeon962, Feb 21, 2010 westom Senior member Joined: Apr 25, 2009 Messages: 518 Likes Received: 0 Radeon962 said: ↑ That's what I was leaning towards.Click to expand... Anything else I should know? Yes, the motherboard is one big copper ground sheet. My fix was easy - I don't do that anymore. #8 corkyg, Feb 17, 2010 ecom Senior member Joined: Feb 25, 2009 Messages: 479 Likes Received: 0 mfenn said: ↑

It might help to apply one of those coatings inside the keyboard case, but you'll have to ground the coating and be sure no circuitry shorts against it. P.S Check if your motherboard is under warranty. System Specifications in BIO John Condry Dec 18, 2008, 04:23am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse Private Message - Add to Buddy List Edited: Dec 18, 2008, 04:24am EST http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/169426-31-reboots-touch-case-discharge-static However, I bought a new computer in mid-November.

Though, if anyone else has has issues with that hardware, I'd like to know. How much did you pay for the case? Two: I've watched the machine seemingly spontaneously reboot. Maciej0s replied Mar 3, 2017 at 12:06 AM System Image back up question Reboot Camper replied Mar 2, 2017 at 11:45 PM i3 vs i5 OverTallman replied Mar 2, 2017 at

Outgoing electricity from hand. navigate here Could I just run a piece of copper wire from a screw on the the back of the machine to the screw in the outlet to try and ground the thing An antistatic chair mat would even suffice to permanently solve it. which aren't plugged into the motherboard are causing the crash?

It's also possible that it will fail unexpectedly, and catastrophically, in the near future. http://techvividglobalservices.com/solved-computer/solved-computer-illiterate-here-plz-help.html This is REALLY really annoying as you can probably tell, anyone know any solutions to this? FarRed, May 4, 2010 #9 FarRed Thread Starter Joined: Oct 24, 2006 Messages: 105 I attached a small wire from the isolated metal mesh in the bezel to the case. If the chassis is, as you claim, grounded then the computer will not even notice.Check that grounding.

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  • Something is screwy with the wiring inside your case, which is causing a short when static discharges-- poor grounding, a wire touching the case, maybe it's shorting out the reset button
  • It seems that every winter, I have static discharge problems that, I'm worried, might be frying my computer.
  • posted by jiawen to Technology (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite I'd try an anti-static chair mat.posted by DarlingBri at 6:07 PM on January 1, 2012

This is then earthing it when you touch the case making it restart. Hey, G., your friend is a riot! Meanwhile, static electricity is also a perfect test tool for defective wiring. http://techvividglobalservices.com/solved-computer/solved-computer-name.html Neutral to ground should be 0. #9 ecom, Feb 18, 2010 Last edited: Feb 18, 2010 Radeon962 Senior member Joined: Jan 1, 2005 Messages: 584 Likes Received: 5 ecom said:

Does it happen if you are barefoot? Through floor to charges located between shoes. The computer case itself is on top of a wooden desk, for &*($'s sake.

Then I have to disable and enable for it track normally again.

I doubt this will just be some simple "oh there it is" fix but you can hope. Similar Threads - Static electricity causing Forum Date Where is the static coming from in my machine? That seems very strange. Thread Status: Not open for further replies.

Power supply discussions are irrelevant to this topic. #25 westom, Feb 22, 2010 (You must log in or sign up to post here.) Show Ignored Content Page 1 of 2 I will never understand so many who assume a larger supply means implies higher quality. I've checked all my connections on the motherboard. have a peek at these guys Smaller slot is hot and bigger one is neutral.

No, create an account now. Install that single point ground solution so that static currents no longer exist on a motherboard. You never know one day you may need them. One can become an A+ Certified computer tech without any electrical knowledge.

The grounds are connected correctly. If so, have a qualified electrician come and test it. I went to move the mouse, I heard the little pop in the speakers and then I heard 2 or 3 crackles on the motherboard. BTW, reporting back the result of that testing is beneficial to all.

The only way I can plug things in is to turn it off. Is there something I should do to prevent this from happening in the future? Everything MAY be okay. My problem was that my computer would randomly become charged and shock me (and fry my motherboard), and then at other times (in between motherboard replacements) be perfectly normal.

I am Yarg View Public Profile Search User Find More Posts by I am Yarg Find Threads by I am Yarg 12-26-2011, 02:30 PM #7 rotNdude Volunteer Moderator Some reboots happen when I try to plug in a USB device. If you have a multimeter or voltmeter you can do some simple tests to check to see if your outlet is wired right. Without both an incoming and outgoing path, no static discharge passes through the motherboard - no high voltage differences on the motherboard ground plane.

No issue with either TV tuner. The only path to ground is somehow thru the front ports and the motherboard.