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!