Electrified House and the Shocking PowerBook G4
I have a PowerBook G4. When I sit at my desk to type on it I get small electric shocks in my wrists. If I run my hand over the face plate, I feel small electric currents.
This has been going on for a very long time now and I just figured that I was imagining things. Yet today I have discovered that I am not entirely insane.
It turns out that the electric current only occurs when my barefoot is placed on the air vent under my desk. So maybe my house isn’t grounded?
This still leaves two questions:
- Why does it only affect my powerbook? I’ve experimented with other electronic metal devices, but nothing happens.
- Is it harmful to my Mac?
Maybe I should move my desk…