pc with electrical problems

By pkroks ยท 4 replies
Sep 17, 2005
  1. hey, i have a pc and it is running on a desk. on one side is one pc (alienware aurora 7500) and on the other side of the desk is my old p4 1.7ghz. now i try to get the pc (p4) going but when i plug in the power supply cable, i get a current flowing through my case. i dont know if this is bad or if it can damage the components or what. the current is not strong enough to hurt me but it is annoying coz whenever i touch the case i get the current going through me. has anyone got any ideas as to why its doing this? cheers
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    you have a bad ground somewhere. It is bad and dangerous.
  3. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 259

    wat do you mean a bad ground? what should i do?
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    have your outlet checked by a professional electrician, and check your computer to make sure the power supply is conencted correctly.
  5. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

    Make sure that all three prongs on your power bar is intact.

    I had a customer do this to me by using a power bar with the ground plug broken off, I wasn't very happy with her for a while.
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