Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2013 2:58 AM (in response to xhatox)
The Macbook Air is not a laptop. It is supposed to be used on a hard flat surface so air can circulate underneath it for cooling. Using it in your lap will cause it to overheat. It can get hot enough to burn your skin.
The tingling sensation is there on all MacBook Airs and all MacBook Pros. It is there because earth ground is not connected to the case of the unit even when the long three prong cord is used. The earth ground stops at the power supply.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2013 2:59 AM (in response to xhatox)
I have the extended warranty btw...so while I know I can go to the Apple store I am so worried about my health now :(
I am using my iphone to type this btw...too scared to touch my computer.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2013 3:08 AM (in response to Retired Engineer)
Thank you for your quick response!
I do not believe this is normal though. I never experienced this in Japan or America or Mainland China or even until this month! It is not a light pulse, but very heavy...most of my friends have MacBooks and I never felt a current when using theirs -_- Also I used to use my laptop in bed all the time but never had this problem. My stomach feels really weird now INSIDE...not from overheating but from the current!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2013 6:38 AM (in response to xhatox)
I am not being callous when I say this is not the place to get advice about your health concerns. We try to provide technical suggestions only, and you have already been given that.
1. Take your MBA to an Apple store and have them look at it.
2. Consult a medical professional about your health concerns.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2013 7:50 AM (in response to Eustace Mendis)
Thank you for your response Eustace, however, it IS Apple's duty to inform me of whether I should be alarmed or not. This is their product, and they should be aware of whether similar situations have occured before, and what the outcomes were.
If anyone is aware of health problems caused by Apple products, it (at least should) be Apple. Not only is this their product, but they have millions of customers. A doctor is not specialized in health concerns due to Apple products, nor do they typically have millions of customers!
Furthermore, I should not have to pay to see a doctor and receive medical treatment (if necessary) because of their defective products. I never agreed that it was okay to electricute me when I bought any of their products!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 4:44 AM (in response to xhatox)
Apple does not participate in these forums.
You are talking to other owners of Apple products.
There is nothing that any of us can do for you.
You need to contact Apple directly to voice your concerns.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 7:03 AM (in response to xhatox)
"What is wrong with my computer?"
It is your responsibility to read the documentation that is available for your product, and to use the product properly. The sensation you're experiencing is caused by an ungrounded power adapter. You should use the 3-prong AC plug, and have it plugged into a properly grounded AC outlet.