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\015 I'm getting a real strange static problem near my pc. When i'm sat at the pc, the hairs on my arms and legs are reacting and i dont know why. There is no other electronic items nearby that might be causing it. I noticed my power supply in my pc is making noise now [fan trouble?] but not sure if is related or whether a psu can cause this. It's as if there is field of static around the pc. I realise static is deadly to sensitive devices, but why the pc seems unaffected is really bugging me.Does anyone have any idea's or suggestions how its happening and how i might fix this. It's very strange and is making me feel very uncomfortable.\015

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Now, it could be caused by dust. The moving plastic fan blades and dust make a good static generator. Go to Wal-Mart, get a couple of cans of "canned air". Figure out how to take off the side cover and UNPLUG IT and spray all the dust out. TIP: Do not let the fans spin while you are cleaning out the computer. A spinning fan motor can sometimes act like a generator and induce current into the motherboard.>that's bad< shorting it out. Use a plastic straw >dry< to put between the blades to stop it from spinning. Try to discharge yourself b4 you start. >touch the kitchen sink metal faucet or water pipe< Components inside the PC are static sensitive. >very important that you discharge yourself first< The good news is......if this does'nt work......in a month or so the humidity will be high enough and the static will dissipate naturally.

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