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System box - live current

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December 9, 2002 8:40:02 AM

Hi,

This is probably a common problem. My old system box is live with a tiny voltage. I can touch it, and keep touching it, though I am worried about the mobo and the hard disk. I recently noticed that my hard disk was also live. I belive this is a problem with not properly earthing the unit. Any ideas on how to solve this?
December 9, 2002 3:45:08 PM

The only thing I can think of is connecting the PC with the earth-grounding of the electricity socket inside your house if you got that in your country.

My CPU runs so hot the arctic silver undergoes nuclear fusion :eek:  .
December 10, 2002 5:46:25 AM

This is quiet normal for all apparatus enclosed in a conductive casing. I arises because of small capacive coupling from the AC power inlet to the PSU casing. Usually its harmless, but I recommend you use Ground connection to get rid of the charge.

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