1. CrackBerry Question's Avatar
    So when I connect it to my PC and touch its casing, I get shocked. Is this normal?
    11-20-14 02:54 AM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Obviously not. Better question is why do you apparently keep doing it?
    11-20-14 03:08 AM
  3. Branta's Avatar
    You were almost got hit by electrostatic discharge. A static charge had built up as you moved around, and when you touched the PC either directly or by holding something connected to the USB cable the charge escaped to earth/ground though the PC. This is relatively common, more often in winter where you have a heated (dry) indoor environment and you may be wearing more clothing which tends to help generate static charges. I get zapped about half the time I pick up my laptop from the coffee table

    It is unlikely you were hit by a mains derived shock from defective equipment. It is easy to tell the difference - a static discharge is one unpredictable sharp zap and won't try to kill you, but a mains shock is longer duration, happens every time you touch the defective parts, and needs fixing before someone dies.
    11-20-14 03:09 AM
  4. VR6's Avatar
    Even in 2014 the Playbook is shocking

    Posted via CB10
    11-20-14 03:09 AM
  5. misterabrasive's Avatar
    I suggest you wear rubber gloves.

    Posted with my Z10 on Verizon 10.2.1.3253
    11-20-14 08:11 AM
  6. Banco's Avatar
    Obviously not. Better question is why do you apparently keep doing it?
    It's the old Tommy Cooper joke (and anyone from the UK or Australia will be able to see and hear it as they read):

    "I went to the doctor, and I said 'when I do this, it hurts'. He said 'well don't do it then'".

    Posted via CB10
    11-20-14 09:20 AM

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