Electric shocks from Acer laptop - what can I do?
Posted on 2006-07-05
I have an acer aspire 1355xv that is coming towards the end of its useful life, but remains my only machine until I get the replacement.
Recently, I have started to notice that I get small electric shocks (I don't think they're static) when I touch metallic parts of the machine, like the ethernet port, headpone jack and even USB ports on the attached hub (not that I intentionally touch the ports, but as I attach/detach things a lot, it can happen!).
This does not seem right and clearly something is needing to get to ground. As I understand it, most laptop PSUs are not earthed, although mine does have 3 prongs to the PSU unit and is behind a surge protector.
If anyone has any suggestions what might be causing this or potential solutions, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Thanks in anticipation