3165 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 27, 2008 2:33 PM by varjak paw
Static Electricity and computers go together about as well as oil and water.
If you're constantly getting shocked when you touch your Mac, you need to ground yourself out before you use the computer. Touch a metal object like a doorknob or a lamp to discharge the static before you touch your Mac.
Static electricity can fry electrical components, so it's important that you stop shocking your Mac ASAP!
Definitely, definitely stop shocking your computer. As BDK said, you can quite easily cause hardware damage to the system. You might want to consider an antistatic mat for your desk. You connect those to the screw on a grounded AC outlet, so you can just touch the mat to discharge yourself. If you have carpet around your computer, one of the various antistatic sprays may also help. Also consider putting a humidifier in the room where you have your computer. Dry air encourages the buildup of static electricity more than more humid air.