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Zoomie

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Hi all. My computer is not electronically grounded. When I touch the case, I get a small shock. I live in mexico where they generally do not have ground wires to their electrical outlets. Other than the small shock I get, is it OK to run my computer if it is not grounded? Furthermore, my pointer creates "tracers" across the screen, and they stay there. This happens on two monitors I have tested. I run XP, have a pentium 4, and 646mB Ram.

Thank you for your help, in advance.

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As far as getting shocked. Your power supply is broke. If you replace it the shocking will go away.

Also far as traces... I would have to see them. Maybe a video card issue. Has it only been doing this as long as the "shocking" issue?
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shocking issue has been there all along. I had someone try to install an ADP videocard; however, card was not compatible with XP. I still have my original dual port PCI card, however "tracers" started to show up. They basically leave a shadow where ever you move the mouse.

Thanks forthe response, Zoomie
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Hard to say on the tracers, I have not run into that before. All I can recommend is to make sure you have the newest drives for your video card.

Also can you post your display setting i.e. 1024x768 @ 60hz and the name of the PCI video controller plus your monitor size and model?


-Ryan

Edited by ryanmills, 21 June 2005 - 11:37 AM.

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Ryan, I appreciate your help. The videocard worked before I took it to the computer store. Therefore, I am going to take it back, and have him take a look. Again, your help is awesome, it is wonderful of people like you to share their knowledge. I will do the same in my profession.

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:tazz: su bienvenida
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For anyone else that might see this post I can remember running into this issue before. At least similar that is. Someone tried to "hot swap" a video card... :tazz:

Worked still but made a real mess of the video overlay. White lines all over the place. Oddly it went away after about a month... Never really understood that one...


I don’t think is was the same issue of zoommie but something someone might see later one..
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