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    Mac keyboard shocking

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    Mac keyboard shocking
    I have a metal Mac keyboard in my office. I sit on a plastic floor pad but the keyboard still shocks me continuously. I have changed where the Mac is Plugged in so it isn't an outlet issue. Has anyone else had this problem and how do i correct it?

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    Hi and welcome to the forum andigold . . .

    Does this happen a lot to you ?? i Only ask this bc some people are more conductive than others and the static might just be a thing with you. Does anyone else in the office get a shock off it ??
    Sorry i dont know a solution other than to try and ground it out, have i wire of some sort touching the keyboard and the the earth/floor/table at the same time.

    It could be as i said 'Just You'

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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    Hi and welcome to the forum andigold . . .

    Does this happen a lot to you ?? i Only ask this bc some people are more conductive than others and the static might just be a thing with you. Does anyone else in the office get a shock off it ??
    Sorry i dont know a solution other than to try and ground it out, have i wire of some sort touching the keyboard and the the earth/floor/table at the same time.

    It could be as i said 'Just You'

    Cheers
    Static was my thought too.
    Didn't post because my only potential soloution involved body piercings and copper wire . . .
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
    Didn't post because my only potential soloution involved body piercings and . . .
    Lol
    Im ful of them an im ok
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tattooedmac View Post
    lol
    im ful of them an im ok ;p
    lol
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    As my mate Tattooed suggests sure sounds like static electricity from your body. Had this problem years ago and turned out was being generated by using a metal hair comb. Now I have no hair so that was one of life's problems overcome!
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Can you provide a little more information about when you get shocked? For instance - is it after returning to your chair and sitting down - or can you simply lift your hands and replace them and get shocked?

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