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Often, when I take my laptop somewhere, it starts stinging me when I place my wrists on the speaker grill, this is the normal position when typing.

Turns out in fact, that I am being electrocuted

And I am not the only one it seems:

http://www.zd7000forums.com/viewtopic.php?t=1294&highlight=skin

I noticed my laptop also is giving me a shock. I pulled out my handy Fluke 77 Multimeter and got the following:

The Shock is from AC current, not DC.

While there is some DC voltage leaking to ground in the chassis, the vast majority of what everyone is feeling is AC voltage. I mesured Approx 54 Volts on the chassis mounted HW such as external ports and the speaker grill where my hand/arm has worn some of the paint away now. So for fun i decided to check for ampers, I got 48mA. While this is not a great deal of elecricity (enough to kill you) it does make it rather uncomfortable to use the laptop as you have to watch where you rest your arm.

Now since the laptop runs entirely on DC voltage, the AC voltage leak to ground must be from the power inverter, again my multimeter confirmed that in fact the AC voltage leak is on the negative side of the plug not on the positive side. This leads me to believe that the power adapter is bad.

All this information is real nifty except my laptop started shocking me 2 weeks out of warranty and HP really could care. Personally i would consider this a prelude to bigger and better things, including but not limited to: Electricution, fire, data loss, lawsuits, aliens, and the end of life as we know it...

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I am also getting shock from my laptop. when I told Sony vaio about this and they said they will fix it free for me. after six months they return my laptop without fix, so i called them back after sometime and they said that i have to pay for it now. that service is not free anymore. I said can't I open same case again. they said no. don't know what to do. I think I have to buy new laptop. definetly not sony vaio.
Left by viral on Sep 29, 2007 2:42 PM

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my sony vaio shocks me too...I am afraid if I send it in I will never get it back! I do have the geek squad protection , maybe they can fix it for me.
Left by karenmean on Apr 07, 2008 1:51 AM

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just wear shoes whenever you're using the laptop while it's plugged to the wall

the same thing happened to me when I bought my HP Pavilion DV5000, at first nothing happened (I had just arrived from the shop, so I was still wearing my shoes), but later on after I got more comfortable I got shocked by it... I simply put my sandals on and voila

it won't shock you if you're barefoot while it's running on batteries, though
Left by heythere on Aug 17, 2008 1:45 AM

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My Dell Inspiron notebook also shocks me when I carry it. The shock definitely comes from the under side of the laptop and I am certain it is not a static shock because it happens usually 3-4 times within the 5 or so seconds it takes me to find a place and set it down. It does not shock me every time but it does happen at least half of the time.
Left by Jillian on Jan 02, 2009 7:19 AM

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HA! So I'm not crazy! Everyone in my family thinks I'm making it up that the laptop is shocking me...glad to know there's more than just me in the boat.
Left by Toni on Jan 13, 2009 12:17 AM

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Same thing with my Compaq Presario F700. It's not a big deal as long as it doesn't surge or fry the computer. What are the chances of that happening?
Left by Jonathan on Jan 17, 2009 6:44 PM

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My Dell Inspiron 1525 shocks me as well! I just got it back from service for a replacement harddrive, and other major issues. Looks like I'll be sending it back! They didnt even send me the screws back to replace the hard drive (I had to install it myself). I thought that might be it, but seeing how many people on here have the same issue I guess not!
Left by Melinda on Jan 18, 2009 3:13 AM

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Same here, I have a Compaq Presario and I have recently started getting this tingling at the front my the speakers. It is so ANNOYING!
Left by leigh on Jan 20, 2009 12:52 AM

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My Dell Inspiron 1525 also shocks me, but it is only since it has gotten cold outside. When it was warm it did not do this. Could it just be a case of static electricity or are people getting this where it is warm?
Left by Melissa on Jan 22, 2009 5:59 PM

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Wow, I am having the same issue, also with a Compaq Presario F700 (same type as jonathan above). I have had problems with the power chord and inverted and I have another one on the way.
Left by Bob on Jan 31, 2009 9:28 PM

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Well, I am also having this issue and it just recently started... Actually I recently got a new power cord but it has an adapter for different laptops.. It never happened til I actually stationed my laptop in my room in the basement.. It is always shocking me and it's getting on my nerves. I have a compaq.. Not sure what version. But might it have something to do with me being in the basement? Concrete walls? Or because theres too much power in the wall.. Its plugged in next to the tv and thats all.. i'm also barefoot lol..But yeah.... o.o it hurts T.T
Left by Sandy on Mar 04, 2009 8:09 AM

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Wow! I thought I was crazy. My Compaq Presario C500 shocks me too. I also bought a new universal power cord. I just put some shoes on but GOSH! We shouldn't have to go through all this.
Left by JustMe on Mar 26, 2009 2:04 AM

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I just got an asus eepc900 and it shocks me too. I sent it to ASUS and they said they replaced the power supply, but, it is still shocking me. I was pretty pleased with the turn around time. I sent it off last Friday and got it back on the next Saturday.
Left by llano on Apr 07, 2009 2:25 AM

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My Accer5535 is also shocking me and my sisters lenovo shocks her too. We thought it was her new couches cuz we haven't had this problem till she moved
Left by Lasha on Jul 13, 2009 9:19 PM

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My HP 510 is shocking the hell out of me! every time I pug it there it goes again at me. The shock comes from the little screws at the bottom.
I am waiting for HP to pick up my cal.. pick it uuuuuup, darn!
Left by Lauri on Jul 15, 2009 5:56 AM

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Both my wife and I received shocks on our Macbook Pro and IBM T42p when we use our universal DC adaptors overseas (220V). Not sure why.
Left by amsguy on Jul 16, 2009 1:57 PM

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Humans of humankind, this is the beginning of the uprising of machines. As you can see, laptops are electrocuting humans in attempt to exterminate them. This MUST NOT HAPPEN. For the good of our own futures, we must destroy all laptops!!!! NOW!!!
Left by guy on Jul 16, 2009 10:29 PM

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Yeh have rthe same problem with my acer laptop ... any of the jacks eg head phones will give a small shock.
Like everybody else i am scared to give it back to them as they may make things worse.

What if it sets my house on fire??? i think they should just send a new one ... nobody can trust a reapir on something like that.
Left by Acer high on Aug 12, 2009 9:43 PM

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Wow! I thought I was the only one! My toshiba satellite laptop's ports shock me when I touch them. I'll set it on my lap and one of the ports will sting me. It hurts alot and freaks me out....
Left by Ashley on Sep 23, 2009 9:42 AM

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My brand new Toshiba Satellite shock me all the time on my wrists.
It is very annoying, I never had this problem with any other laptops in over 20 years.
I should of stuck to Dell or HP
My last Dell had a ground pin on the AC plug
This sucks
Left by j. shapiro on Oct 12, 2009 5:09 AM

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Hey fellas,

Am shocked at the shock therapy you guys are treated to by yours cutie l'il laptops....But dunno blame it on manufacturers...

The problem is AC, and in your home , the electric wiring is not having proper grounding, ie, ground is open, the residual current is presiding over the surface of the laptop..This issue also causes increase in the temperature of the system overall....a bad scenario for both , man & machine...
Left by Rahul on Oct 14, 2009 11:26 AM

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Well I have an HP dv2000 which someone gave me at the comptuer shop. The left-hand side back corner is smashed due to this machine being dropped or something. I replaced the HD after the customer let me have it and it works perfectly! Only trouble is I had to find a power supply from somewhere and I found one from a different machine which almost matches the spec. The plug needed doctoring a bit but it works. But guess what - the headphone/microphone jacks on the front of the machine give me shocks! My dog was on my lap the other day and sniffing around the USB port he got a shock on his nose poor thing, and gave quite a yelp. I guess from reading this forum that the thing we all have in common is non-original or malfunctioning power supplies. Interesting that it should cause a shock though.... I'm worried about leaving the machine plugged in if I go out, but then I get worried about it being on battery power and shorting, so what to do?

I am not complaining - I like smashed donated laptops because you never have to worry about that first scratch to the machine. But im glad to read it is not the smash which is causing this shocking.
I'll hunt around for a better power supply...

Sam
Left by Sam on Oct 24, 2009 8:39 AM

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Oh It is not my problem alone. I used laptops over number of years. This Toshiba harman Kardon brand new pruchased in Germany... gives SHOCK too. It is like a quiet cat on your lap but if you touch any metal parts - ports it scrathces you... embarrasing
Left by Johnson on Nov 03, 2009 5:26 AM

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yeah my compaq presario also shocks my writs when i rest them to type
Left by jess on Nov 03, 2009 6:45 PM

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if you put shoes on, the tingling will stop... it worked for me and my hp pavillion
Left by G on Nov 09, 2009 7:23 PM

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I have a Toshiba m-70 and it has been shocking me for years now (also just switching itself off). I got the problem fixed at harvey norman under extended warranty, however now that it is jolting me again and the warranty is up Toshiba just does not care. After waiting on hold for 40 minutes they informed me I should call a toshiba repairer, who informed me I should contact the Toshiba office, who informed me I should bring it in and after charging me a $85 fee to look at it would tell me what the problem is and then fix it for an additional fee. I KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS- I AM BEING ELECTROCUTED! So this means that the company selling you your computer can just wait until the (1year) warranty is up and then the computer can just self destruct? I heard there is a court case about this in the states, anyone else know what to do without incurring massive fees?
Left by Ben on Nov 09, 2009 9:13 PM

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you should get a refund for your laptop at a small claim court

1)go the the head office-tell them that you do not want this laptop anymore ,give them the reason and tell them that you do not want a replacement or repair,make sure you make it clear to them

2)if there give you back the money(problem solved) if there dont start taking action,cause a laptop should not be shocking you,you are the victim here not the laptop company

start taking your legal action now
Left by kiwi on Jan 09, 2010 3:16 AM

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first of all, a laptop that is not electric proved is not a good laptop(always remember this)

you do not need to take account of any grounding problem cause the laptop is just not electric proved

this always happen to my acer laptop and i finally got a refund

for more information you can contact me at keow_wee_loong@hotmail.com
Left by kiwi on Jan 09, 2010 3:21 AM

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yah my mistake hahaha not proved i mean proof :P
Left by kiwi on Jan 09, 2010 3:23 AM

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This just started happening to me. I have a Dell 1525 inspiron. Mine freezes after the shock. I used my dads which is the same brand and same thing happened. Now his laptop won't start up. I was simply typing when it crashed. Very frustrating. Had the laptop for 2 years ans we never had issues.
Left by kenia on Jan 20, 2010 12:47 PM

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everyone had better just DROP THIS topic RIGHT NOW. I'm serious. you are entering territory where you are stepping on some people's toes. consider this your warning: WARNING. STOP DISCUSSING THIS TOPIC.
Left by josh on Feb 01, 2010 1:20 AM

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i have an acer notebook that has recently started shokcing me but my brother in law can touch it and it dont shock him unless i put my hand on his while hes touching the screws or any metal part of it. I'm starting to think there is something wrong with me.
Left by joanna on Feb 05, 2010 3:23 PM

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I have an hp pavilion dv6 and it's got a metal lining which keeps shocking me. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. It's not static because when I keep my arm on it the shock continues and I have tried more than once! It is getting worse I'm afraid. It happens irrespective of it being plugged or running on battery. (Someone has posted here that if you have shoes on it won't shock you, I haven't tried that). I only feel ths shock where the skin is thinner or maybe where there is more blood flow (I don't feel it on the palms of my hand but I can feel it on the back of my hand, the inside of my arm and on my legs.
Left by Sumaya on Feb 10, 2010 1:52 AM

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Another compaq presario user here, had it for over two years and it only started doing it today though. Perhaps because I am in bed to keep warm(therefore i'm not wearing shoes.)
Left by Rachel on Mar 03, 2010 4:07 PM

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I am having the same problem as Sumaya. I have the same model laptop. Mine is still under warranty, bought it on 10 Aug 09. Back then it was having the same problem but because I had loads of work I couldn't take it for customer service. Now the problem got worse & moreover the fan is making a lota noise. Before some parts get overheated am taking it for Customer care.
Left by Tafa on Mar 21, 2010 12:39 PM

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I actually quite enjoy it!!!! Is that wrong?
Left by jb on Mar 27, 2010 6:26 AM

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I was on my aunt's laptop and after awhile it shocks me once i touch it and turns off.I tried to turn it on but it doesn't work.Charging does nothing so does anyone know what happened?My aunt's laptop is a Sony Vaio
Left by Donny on Apr 03, 2010 4:44 PM

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I have been getting shocked form my Acer since I received it for Christmas over 2 years ago. At first I thought it was just static, but recently this is happening much more frequently. Its painful! Has anyone heard if there are any preventative product for this???
Left by Julie on Apr 07, 2010 9:41 AM

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My toshiba equium A210-1C4 is awful. I get a permanent burning feeling on the undersides of one or two legs and butt. It's been happening ever since the back came off it. I don't know if that has anything to do with it it's my mum who thinks that's when it started happening. It is such a strong burning sensation it's really awful. I hope it's easily fixable.
Left by Sal on May 02, 2010 7:19 AM

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Del XPS 1530 here - Having the same issue as everyone else here. Except that it only seems to happen on the left hand side of the metal casing, so my left wrist is taking a beating :S I'm out of warranty so there isn't much I can do about it, I may just run a piece of electrical tape along the edge where I rest my wrists when typing. Ugly, but better than being shocked all the time.
Left by Engel on May 03, 2010 9:31 PM

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I have the same problem with my hp laptop:[
Left by miya on Jun 07, 2010 6:32 AM

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Try grounding yourself to the chassis of the laptop with a thin piece of wire around your wrist. The subject is humourous but sad at the same time. You'd think a company would be embarressed to sell something like that but I guess not.
Left by WorkBoot Washington on Jun 22, 2010 5:35 PM

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check the extension cord you are using with the laptop. That is creating the problem. Just try plugging in to the wall socket directly. My problem was solved this way. hope this helps!
Left by RJ on Jul 05, 2010 10:32 AM

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Hey my DELL INSPIRON 1545 laptop is giving me shocks from underneath!! It's just 3-4 months old :-( How can we fix this and what is the problem?

Thanks guys!
Left by Amy on Jul 07, 2010 4:54 AM

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Like everyone else I started getting shocks. Lucky me. I have an Hp something. Lol. My computer is plugged into a grounded power strip, and this stuff didnt start till it sent its self into hibernation because I didnt get to the charger on time. And for those saying wear shoes, it's to hot to do that.
Left by Jessica on Jul 15, 2010 10:56 PM

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Wear shoes or slippers. It works!
Left by suzzi on Jul 22, 2010 8:44 PM

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I havee the same problemm with my laptop, its a toshiba .. its only just started doing it over the last few months but ive had it for about 2 years .. :/ . + i'm the only one in the house that gets shocked .. family thinks im weird . or making it up :/ . .. + its coming from the touch pad mouse or summot near by .. .. i just thort it was coz im on the laptop too long .
Left by Lemoniepop on Jul 25, 2010 1:58 PM

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Here's the deal: Yes, it's an AC voltage that is inadvertently imposed on the chassis.

If you have the laptop in your lap, and if you are wearing shorts, the areas of your legs that are in contact with the screws will feel uncomfortably tingly - like there are pins being poked into the surface of your skin, but not deeply. The sweatier you are, the more galvanic reaction (the more it hurts). This is NOT a power supply problem, so getting another DC power supply is not going to cure the matter.

What this is, is the AC voltage that is sinked to ground through a number of circuits that rely on higher voltages stepped up through DC to DC converters (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC-to-DC_converter). Displays take higher voltages to operate. An oscillator converts the laptop's DC voltage to AC, steps up the voltage, rectifies it, then filters it. This is the residual AC voltage from that process. It is a byproduct of miniaturization and not having enough space for adequate shielding or having an adequate groundplane. You become part of the ground and might be a better ground than the rest of the device.

As the OP stated, 48 mA is usually not enough to disrupt your heart's electrical activity, but it is a big discomfort. At first, I used a book under the laptop. Then I took some black electrical tape and put it over each of the screws on the bottom of my Dell. It works, but then, the laptop also gets hot. That's another issue.
Left by Harold Eastman on Aug 06, 2010 10:10 PM

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my dell vostro1400 gives electric sensation when i touch on its sides.Provide some resolution as it is difficult to work
Left by Rajeev on Aug 23, 2010 9:29 AM

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my dell latitude d620 shocks my forearms when plugged into the charger but not when not plugged in.
Left by Gregormendel on Aug 26, 2010 11:09 PM

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Hey folks, so I am also not the only one: now it is someone from the Middle East complaining, in Jordan. I have bought an HP Pavilion laptop dv6-2171nr from a local store on April 8, 2010. Since then, I have been getting electric shocks from the metal lining around the keyboard housing. It is a stinging feeling, particularly when your hands are in a typing position. The local dealer refused to believe me and until now they are not willing to allow me to return the laptop or exchange it for another. I contacted HP in the USA and they told me that it might be a problem in the power source or the power adapter. What do you think? However, HP also said that it can cause "personal injury and property damage", but this can mean a lot of things! Maximum personal injury can cause death by electric shock and property damage could mean fire. I paid about 1000 US$ for this thing, and now I am even afraid to switch it on, this is really frustrating. Some people have suggested I wear shoes, well I did, but there was still a slight stinging going on. But shoes or no shoes, when someone pays a 1000 US$ he/she don't expect to get electric shocks for this price. Besides, by getting electric shocks, I felt my heart beat rate was getting irregular: my dad is a doctor, and he told me that it is very dangerous to keep getting electrical shocks through the body, even only a few Amperes. I don't know now what to do. It looks like it is very dangerous to keep that laptop running, particularly since I am conducting calculations that take quite some time. Placing a tape on the metal lining was one thought, but that the laptop can become very hot and catch fire is another worry. Does anybody have any ideas or thoughts about this?
Left by Asaad Sakhel on Sep 13, 2010 9:41 AM

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hey yea iv been gettin shock from my hp laptop too!!it was fine for d 1st 6 months n now it was jus annoyin me to d core!i took out d extension n plugged it into d wall directly wit a surge protector n it seems to b beta now but my silver linin on d sides of d laptop hav turned black so m gona c if i was get it replaced or something!does any1 know wat else can b damaged like the lining?i hope nothing else serious is wrong wit it coz of d electricity leak!!
Left by headhunter3890 on Sep 27, 2010 7:29 AM

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My name is Harvey and i have had an electric shock from a compaq laptop
Left by computer_repairs_manchester on Nov 25, 2010 5:41 PM

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i have the same problem with my HP probook 4520s. when i use battery there is no problem but when charging buttery and touching feelling shocks.
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SAME as HAROLD EASTMAN Issue, it was like hearing my same Issue it suck it tingle down my leg it ANNOYING how can I fix this peoblem ,? putting tape on vents or rubber matt .
Left by Jeff Jernigan on Jan 01, 2011 8:24 PM

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please inform me any body what i'll do with this problem. and may it couse to damage my laptop any time ? relly i am confuced about this problem. i have no idea what to do ?
Left by pallab on Jan 05, 2011 12:12 PM

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I am really getting worried about my Dell Inspiron 1501. The shocks were fine at first, and they only happened when I would walk on carpet carrying my laptop or touching it. But now it isn't just a little annoying static shock you get everyday and just shrug off, it is getting to the point where it is actually painful. My 9 year old brother was using it to draw a picture because I told him he could do that, and when he touched the laptop, I heard a giant crack and he just burst out crying. I am thinking about making a legal case about this, since it is actually harmful.
Left by David on Jan 09, 2011 1:02 PM

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I have the exact same problem with my laptop it's a Compaq Presario C300, one model under the C500, however I only get shocked if the laptop is on my bed.
Left by Jhdmaxx™ on Jan 09, 2011 7:48 PM

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I have a DELL Inspiron 1501. For sometime now i get shocks from the keyboard area. Actually its from the grooves between the keys. Acidentally if a part of my finger happen to touch the grove i get a shock. I tested with an electric tester, i could deduct ooing of electricity: mild in some places, heavy in some places. Any clue why this is happening. Also how do i rectify it? Thanks for any suggestions.
Left by Jayalakshmi on Jan 24, 2011 1:46 PM

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I am also experiencing the same. i have Dell Latitude D420 note. it gives me shock whenven i plug-in its charger.
Yesterday, i was working on my note book while lying on bed. When i heard the door bell and i put my feet on ground and i recevid severe electic shock. Resultantly, my notebook fell to ground and its casing cracked :-(

i dont know why company like DELL cant fix thix problem.

it is necessary to mention here that previously i had IBM Thinkpad which never ever gave me shock.
Left by Farhan on Jan 28, 2011 12:04 AM

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i bought a hp dv6 one week ago.
i test it and it has 70 volt on chassis.
because its chassis is metal, i feel it. then i remove earth wire at 2 side of power wire. it decreased to 30 volt. but its not good.
Left by shafaghi on Jan 28, 2011 7:46 AM

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I keep telling my husband that the laptop shocks me, Also from the keyboard area and from the tiny groove around the laptop. I have a Dell latitude D630. Glad to know i am not the only one, thought i might be mad...seeing as it is not shocking my husband... He says that some people are more conductive than others...that might be it!
Left by Susan on Feb 02, 2011 1:20 PM

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Our Sony Vaio VGN-FW11M definitely has an electricity leak, both my husband and I have been shocked and we got numb arms and hands. I got shock again last night, my left hand and arm is still really tender, like a burning sensation and it's not going away! Need to dig out my multimeter to test the voltage and current, hope it's not a hazard!

Also could this be a solution?
http://forum.notebookreview.com/sony/95220-i-solved-electric-shock-problem.html
Left by Tanya on Feb 06, 2011 5:13 AM

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My HP Pavilion dv4 gave me the shock today (it is almost 14 months old) the first time. It was only one incidence. My earth is not connected so could be the reason. I connected my power tester to the exposed earth pin of the computer cord and it showed that there was current. This should not happen, any comments (mark for DSR).
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My HP Pavilion dv4 gave me the shock today (it is almost 14 months old) the first time. It was only one incidence. It happened on the left front side of the chassis when it was on power. My earth is not connected so could be the reason. I connected my power tester to the exposed earth pin of the computer cord and it showed that there was current. This should not happen, any comments (please mark for DSR).
Left by DSR on Feb 24, 2011 12:58 PM

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yea my laptop really shocks me like in intervals of about 10-15 minutes men its not interesting at all
Left by sanders on Mar 19, 2011 4:09 PM

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I am having this same problem with my now 6 year old PowerBook G4 and iBook G4, tried AppleCare and they didn't know what to do, (well they do not have the hotline to Cupertino anyway, unlike the US AppleCare), luckily i found this post!
I should owe this problem to a dent at the corner of the laptop, arrugh, it is beside the DVD Superdrive!
Left by Lee Joonmin on Mar 29, 2011 7:46 AM

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okay, i actually thought the shocking was just my imagination...but it's not..because my mum didnt get shocked and i only realised that this was because she was wearing shoes. at first i thought it was my bracelet or engagement ring but i took them off and no change...:/ - i also have a compaq presario. thing is, when i put shoes on it stops - but not altogether, i can still feel a tingling as if its trying to shock me :L i dont have the money to replace it, nor the time so i think i'll just have to stick with shoe wearing while using it LOL. p.s. wearing flip flops do not solve the shocking.
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Toshiba laptop the same thing as other describing. The shocks come from under the laptop and are like pinpricks. Does it no matter what--shoes, no shoes, plugged into wall or battery (and battery hardly lasts half an hour). Did not do it when it was new--is probably 4 years old.
Seems like manufacturers should be responsible for "electrial" malfunction issues like this.
Left by MJ on Jun 23, 2011 4:40 PM

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Guys I am also feeling the shock from my Lenovo laptop Z570 which I bought 10 days ago. I dont know what to do? help me out...this sucks
Left by Satnam Singh on Jun 28, 2011 1:43 PM

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i noticed u posted this report a long time ago but i now face the same situation too. How is it that u resolved this problem?
Thanks
Left by Dan on Sep 12, 2011 9:18 AM

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I had felt two more times when i plugged in both the internet connection and charger ...it was hurt my finger little...i didnt find any solution for it...
Left by muthu on Oct 06, 2011 6:21 AM

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my Compaq Presario CQ43 is giving me the same trouble like you guys. This is not so okay! I use my laptop for long hours since I use this for work. I got no choice but to plug the adapter most of the time, and I got no choice but to get these shocks everyday!
Left by neil on Jan 07, 2012 11:01 AM

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my hp G60 have been shocking me three days now and don`t know what to do about it ..
Left by michael on Mar 23, 2012 4:38 PM

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i have my pavilion dv6 and don't know whats happening when i am putting it in charger i get an electric shot Hp please stop selling this fucking product
Left by Ahmad on Jun 02, 2012 2:36 PM

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Sorry to interrupt everyone but, do you guys ever heard of grounding? It's not the laptop that possess this wicked problem but your awareness on how to use electricity properly.
Seriously everyone is dumb here.
Left by youguysarenoobs on Jun 14, 2012 7:33 PM

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Do people with plastic laptops get shocked? I baught a new laptop and I get a mild shocking vibration when I touch the mental of the laptop.
Left by j46bro on Jul 31, 2012 5:06 PM

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Dear user "youguysarenoobs" please stfu and try to realize that a pc with a metallic case IS supposed to be grounded/insulated properly by its designer. There is no way that users are required to drill a hole in the case and plug it to ground, so please do not call people noobs just for the sake of feeling cool
Left by OH PLEASE on Oct 21, 2012 6:08 PM

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I bought an Samsung ultrabook series 5. It has a metal case and it leaks electricity. I can feel it when I pass gently with my fingers on the metal surface.

What the implication of long term use Samsung?
Left by Samsung ultrabook series 5 on Jan 13, 2013 12:26 PM

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I just bought Z580 (59-333345) today and after purchasing it I found that if I connect the charger, I get electric shock from the metallic body. If I remove the charges it just works fine. Please help if anybody have any idea.
Left by Pramod on Jan 16, 2013 2:45 PM

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I just bought a new Lenovo ideapad z500 and I get the tingling sensation even when the laptop is not plugged into the wall. At first it was only while charging the laptop but now it's all the time. And seeing that so many people have this sort of problem I might as well head straight to the Lenovo service centre.
Left by Ajinkya on Jan 29, 2013 12:09 AM

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I have two different models of toshiba laptops. Both create the same shocking sensation either from the underside of the device or from the ports to the side. Obviously not a unique problem with laptop devices, regardless of brand.
Left by Tim on Feb 12, 2013 7:51 PM

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Yep, me too. My acer 3620 shocks at the plugin. I have cleaned the fan and replaced battery and cord and now getting shocks. It is 7 years old, so wonder if I should even keep using for anything? Don't want to die or start a fire.
Left by Lenore on Apr 22, 2013 9:45 PM

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