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Static Shock to headphones resets system

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#1 sausage


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 07:20 PM

So this is a new one for me. I have a pair of headphones that has a metal casing around the speaker, and if they're plugged in to the computer, I sit down and touch them, causing a static chock, my computer restarts.


The easy solution is to de-static every time I reach for them, but this seems a little strange to me, shouldn't computer cases be protected against that sort of thing?


It's only happened twice so far (in two days) and I've had the system for 6 years, and the headphones for one. I did just recently move to a new place with very staticky carpeting, which is likely why this is just starting now.


Is there any way I can mitigate this beyond just being mindful enough to de-static? Is there anything to actually worry about beyond just the annoying restart?


Thanks in advance!

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#2 saw101


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:24 PM

Well, if it is due to static buildup from carpet, there are some anti-static sprays that could be applied. This can also be home brewed so to speak. Search Google. Or pick up one of the floor protectors for under your chair & desk. Other than that, perhaps a change in headphones is in order. I'd borrow a pair for testing if possible first.

I never make the same mistake twice....I always make it 5 or 6 times just to be sure!

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