My laptop is shocking me.

March 23, 2012 at 14:09:36
Specs: Windows Vista
My laptop is shocking me. About 6 months ago I replaced the ac adapter bc the prior had some wires tare in it. IT is not a Sony brand adapter but compatible for this computer.

Only recently my laptop has begun shocking the *&%$ out of me. If my wrists are hovering a little above the wrist area while I'm typing it does it. I actually touched someone else and they could feel it when I put my hand on and off the computer. If I rub the silver area (Viao laptop) where the buttons are at the bottom of the computer my finger vibrates.

It only seems to do it when I'm at home also. Newly built house which was 100% inspected at closing.

Anybody have any ideas? And no, it's not under warranty.

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March 23, 2012 at 14:42:53
If you only have problems when at home the obvious cause is the AC receptacle (plugs) you are using then is wired wrong.

You can buy polarity and/or GFI testers for $5 or so. You may want to do that and check ALL the plugs in the house. Someone may not know how to wire and the inspector may not have checked that receptacle, which they were supposed to do.

If the house is under warranty I suggest you call for a warranty repair.

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March 23, 2012 at 19:05:59
Exactly how many times are you going to risk electrocution before you stop using it.?

Call an electrician. The kind that wires up homes and has a state or some legal license for your area.

I get the feeling your home is OK, Other things would be showing up but it can't be sure. I suspect the laptop is the issue.

Generally, ac to dc adapters ought to be fully double insulated and should NEVER allow line voltage to happen.

It could be that some other device is plugged in that is causing it.

A Pit Bull is like a gun you can pet. And there is no safety on it.

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March 24, 2012 at 05:03:05
There was a recall on the Sony VGN CR models, just poor engineering. Might have ended by now but u may want to contact them.

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March 24, 2012 at 06:15:24
Thanks for the relply. I do appreciate all of the feedback.

Furthermore, it is a VGN model (which I customized). I'm on the road to giving them a call right away.

Thanks again

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