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    hey,

    the other day my girlfriend placed her hand on the back of my neck while i was using my laptop, and it created small shocks between my neck and her hand. the electricity is obvioulsy travelling through me as i use it. is this bad or does it just happen with things like laptops?! i wouldn't like to die of electricity cancer.

    thanks

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    Wasn't it just static and the fact your were using your laptop at the time was just a coincidence?

    Original Poster

    nope, it's continuous and would happen at any given time

    i probably didnt make that clear

    morris7;2204745

    nope, it's continuous and would happen at any given time



    How strange... I have no idea...

    morris7;2204745

    nope, it's continuous and would happen at any given timei probably didnt … nope, it's continuous and would happen at any given timei probably didnt make that clear



    happens with mine too. sometimes get electric shocks myself when the charger is in through screws in the bottom.

    its not a toughbook laptop is it?

    I think its time your girlfriend confessed to being robotic.
    Electricity Cancer is nasty stuff i will pray for you !

    Original Poster

    nah, it's a dell.

    atleast its not just me then, that's comforting to know.

    Original Poster

    thrustmaster;2205138

    Electricity Cancer is nasty stuff i will pray for you !



    thank you for your kind words :thumbsup:

    morris7;2205141

    nah, it's a dell.atleast its not just me then, that's comforting to know.



    suprise suprise, mines a dell vostro 1000

    Known issue with Dell laptops. Don't worry though - it's not considered to be a safety hazard, as the voltage flowing through the keyboard will only be around 5v, and when I left last year, it was considered normal enough operation that it doesn't warrant any repairs or a safety capture, where the whole system is picked up and replaced with whatever the current equivelent model is.

    Of course, it's not the voltage that kills, but the current. Something you might want to point out, if a suitably displeased phonecall is made.
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