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Old 01-16-08, 09:18 PM
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dog+static = computer rebooting

When I work on the computer at home my dog likes to crawl under desk and lay at my feet. This is normally not a problem - however since the winter season, when my dog walks past my PC it reboots. I assume its the static in his fur or something.
Is there a way to ground the computer case itself? The tower is too big to put on my desk and outside of locking the dog out of the office there doesn't seem to be a way to have him NOT walk past the PC.
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Old 01-16-08, 11:58 PM
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I don't see why you couldn't ground it. Take a piece of wire, attach it to the PC case via one of the screw points, and ground the other end. The grounded end could be screwed into the center screw on an outlet, much like how those 3 prong outlet adapters work.

That you'd have to ground in the first place though seems troubling. For working on a PC, most people recommend grounding yourself to the case, so that yours isn't grounded is odd.

It sounds like either the power supply or wall outlet could be faulty.

Here's a link where someone had a similar situation, but with their baby son(!!)
http://www.techtutorials.net/forum/v...9e8a2815d16cb1

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Old 01-17-08, 03:08 PM
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quick and cheap, put the machine on a mat

http://www.electronics123.com/s.nl/it.A/id.1969/.f
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Old 01-18-08, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 4KRG
quick and cheap, put the machine on a mat

http://www.electronics123.com/s.nl/it.A/id.1969/.f
ah excellent I will try that.

For now I stuck a humidfier in the room - that seems to be working for now. It's just loud.

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