Current Leakage in my Personal Computer

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 I have a Pentium 4 PC at my home. It is like an antique piece for me. My friends are forcing me to change it but I am not. Few days ago,  I got an electric shock while trying to press the CPU button. I was shocked by the shock. I called some technical support assistant but he was unable to solve the problem. Can someone please help me? OR Should I sell it?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #183186

Current Leakage in my Personal Computer

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Hai,

The electric shock on the PC body happens when there is some issue with your Electric outlet on the wall socket. Improper earthing of the Electricity from the main electric source causes this. You need to check the Electric socket on the wall for proper earthing with an qualified Electrician. Another point is, if your computer is connected to a Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), output from the UPS also may cause this issue. You need to consult with an Electrician.

Answered By 563020 points N/A #183188

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I’m just wondering how come you got electric shock when most of the CPUs uses a plastic button for the power button of the CPU. Anyway, if you get an electric shock after pressing on the power button on the CPU, the power supply probably got grounded. It is a problem in the wiring inside the power supply where the live AC power is connecting.

In your case, it is very dangerous to have this problem on your computer. To fix it, you don’t need to call a service technician to find and fix the problem in the power supply. Simply purchase a new power supply for your CPU and you shouldn’t experience that again.

In case the problem continues even after replacing the power supply, the back of the motherboard is probably touching the side of the CPU case. This should not happen because it can damage other circuits on the board. If you don’t have any knowledge on how to detach the motherboard from the CPU case, you may call a service technician to do it for you.

Just ask the technician to detach the motherboard from the CPU case and then reinstall it making sure that the back part of the board doesn’t touch the CPU case.

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