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Windows 7: Rear panel is live

16 Oct 2011   #11
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Badger sounds right it may be an intermittent fault that has been resolved be moving it.

Static will build up on certain surfaces (shouldn't in a PC case as it should earth through the PSU). The only place an electric current can build up is in a capacitor or similar component. I wish you luck with your case, perhaps wear insulated gloves when changing cables or use a multimeter to see if it's safe before hand. Of course if you have any little-ones in the house I'd advise having it PAT tested, this shouldn't cost much for a single device.


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16 Oct 2011   #12
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Grounding

If the case is hot to ground I would think the wall outlet is not functioning to ground. Do You have a three wire 110v system? If you do the case should drain via the plug and possibly (more than likely) trip a breaker (fuse). If you are not familiar with electric service the receptacle tester mentioned is a good tool to determine if your ground is working.
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17 Oct 2011   #13
Comp Cmndo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
If the case is hot to ground I would think the wall outlet is not functioning to ground. Do You have a three wire 110v system? If you do the case should drain via the plug and possibly (more than likely) trip a breaker (fuse). If you are not familiar with electric service the receptacle tester mentioned is a good tool to determine if your ground is working.
Probably Hot & Neutral are reversed or Ground is missing. This won't trip a standard breaker, only a GFCI breaker.
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