Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2012 1:19 AM (in response to gorminique)
If the electrical code over there precludes proper electrical grounding of appliances, all I can suggest is that you plug the power brick the other way around (former left prong to right and vice-versa). Test to see if that improves matters.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2012 11:34 AM (in response to gorminique)
One cannot do much about ungrounded power supply.
This article deals with the same subject.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2012 12:16 PM (in response to gorminique)
if my laptop was shocking me, I would not continue plugging it in that outlet. Just MHO.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2012 12:18 PM (in response to lonestarry)
What if all outlets shock you? Work only on battery and never touch it while it charges?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2012 12:22 PM (in response to Courcoul)
are you charing by plugging the charger directly into the wall (only two contacts that insert into the power outlet) or throught a three-prong power cord?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2012 10:57 PM (in response to gorminique)
Thanks dominic23, your sharing about the article is really helpful...
I tried to plug the brick the other way round, it works for awhile only.
Wayne Contello I am plugging it into an power outlet extention (3-prong power cord), the power outlet extention plugged on to the wall which having only 2 contacts)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2012 11:02 PM (in response to gorminique)
Guys, i am actually trying using a solution provided by the article shared by dominic23,
It says "Another option is to get an ionizer to help the atmosphere in the workplace be more conductive and pull charges away from contact surfaces, including yourself."
So in my home, we have such device that could clean the air using ion, and i am using it in my room...
Result: BANG!!! The electric shock on my macbook has gone!! I don't really care about physics but somehow it works! You guys should give it a try.
Thanks again dominic23
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 5:57 PM (in response to gorminique)
I'd been experiencing same since I got my Macbook (but I'd been using the 2-prong plug). So I tried using the 3-prong and it stopped. But I noticed that i still get the shocks each time I lean against the wall, place my bare feet on the floor (which is tiled), or make any physical contact with the earth (walls & floor). So I try as much as possible not to make contact with the earth while charging and using my mac so as not to complete the electrical circuit that creates electricution. Hope this helps!