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Here's an unusal query. In common with many of the early (Platinum) models of the G4 Powerbook, the plating has worn off the front corners of the bottom half of my laptop. This afternoon, typing with my arms bare, I noticed little 'buzzes' of what seem to be electric shocks as the underside of my arm (the tender bit about 2 inches below the wrist!) touuched those corners. Touching them with a fingertip has no effect, I imagine because the skin is relatively thick there. The effect persists if I unplug the machine from the mains and continue on battery ...

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    Default PB G4 electric shocks?

    Here's an unusal query.

    In common with many of the early (Platinum) models of the G4 Powerbook, the
    plating has worn off the front corners of the bottom half of my laptop. This
    afternoon, typing with my arms bare, I noticed little 'buzzes' of what seem
    to be electric shocks as the underside of my arm (the tender bit about 2
    inches below the wrist!) touuched those corners. Touching them with a
    fingertip has no effect, I imagine because the skin is relatively thick
    there. The effect persists if I unplug the machine from the mains and
    continue on battery power only.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Or am I going crazy?

    Kind regards,
    Devi

    Devi Jankowicz Guest

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    <0001HW.BB5448EF0277613BF0386600news.cache.cable. ntlworld.com>, Devi
    Jankowicz <animusntlworld.com> wrote:
    > The effect persists if I unplug the machine from the mains and
    > continue on battery power only.
    Does it still happen if you turn the laptop off and remove the battery?
    If so, it's definitely not electric shock. I imagine it's possible
    that resting your forearms on the edge of a PowerBook over a long
    period of time could result in nerve problems that might feel like
    this. Though that's just speculation.

    I can't imagine that you could actually be getting shocked by
    something, but I could be wrong.

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    -Thomas

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    Thomas Reed Guest

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    In article <0001HW.BB5448EF0277613BF0386600news.cache.cable. ntlworld.com>,
    Devi Jankowicz <animusntlworld.com> wrote:
    >Here's an unusal query.
    >
    >In common with many of the early (Platinum) models of the G4 Powerbook, the
    >plating has worn off the front corners of the bottom half of my laptop. This
    >afternoon, typing with my arms bare, I noticed little 'buzzes' of what seem
    >to be electric shocks as the underside of my arm (the tender bit about 2
    >inches below the wrist!) touuched those corners. Touching them with a
    >fingertip has no effect, I imagine because the skin is relatively thick
    >there. The effect persists if I unplug the machine from the mains and
    >continue on battery power only.
    Try it with the battery removed. If it persists, it's probably not
    electricity.


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    Matthew T. Russotto [email]mrussottospeakeasy.net[/email]
    "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, and moderation in pursuit
    of justice is no virtue." But extreme restriction of liberty in pursuit of
    a modi of security is a very expensive vice.
    Matthew Russotto Guest

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    Devi Jankowicz <animusntlworld.com> writes:

    The effect persists if I unplug the machine from the mains and
    > continue on battery power only.
    I think your problem is more chemical than electrical. Little water and
    old t-shirt around the problem areas should take care of the sensation.

    loulou
    Lou Lesko Guest

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