I was wondering if the static shocks that a person normally gets in the winter are caused by an excess of electrons, a deficiency of electrons, or if it happens both ways but just depends on the circumstance.
My old laptop finally failed, and I want to take the hard drive home with me. The laptop is gigantic, and I don't want to lug it home on the train. I am leaving tomorrow morning. I don't have a static-resistant bag, and won't have time to get one before I leave. What's the best way to transport my unenclosed hard drive in my luggage? Assume I don't have any tin foil, paper bags, or cardboard boxes. I do have paper towels, regular towels, packing tape, plastic bags, and bubble wrap.
People I talk to on Skype claim to hear static coming from my end. I ran a test in Audacity and I could hear the static as well. The microphone I'm using is an MXL 990 and I'm using and Icicle Preamp (This thing) to connect the mic to my laptop through USB. I'm copying over any and all specs that would help. Here is the link. I've tried disabling my internal mic and that didn't work. Before I got this laptop, I was using a laptop that had XP on it and it worked fine. I did spray febreeze in the room and on the mic so that everything would smell nice (I was trying to clean up the room). I tried using both my internal mic and another USB one and they worked fine. I also tried using a different USB cord to hook up my mic to my laptop and I was told there was static. What should I do? I've been having this problem for a while now and it's starting to get on my nerves. Thanks in advanced.
I get painful static shocks to my hands where they touch the cart as I'm pushing it around at Costco. As far as I can tell this happens while wearing various kinds of shoes, although I haven't experimented rigorously. Help me devise a method to prevent this that I can realistically implement during impromptu trips to the store. [more inside]
One of the rear surround outputs on my receiver causes any speaker that's plugged into it to constantly produce a quiet but noticeable sound of static or white noise. What could be causing this? [more inside]
I need to setup a internal static IP for my computer at home where I'm running Autodesk Smoke on Mac. We currently have terrible wireless by AT&T running from a motorola ngv510 DSL modem/router. Please help? I tried "just figuring it out" and managed to kill the house's internet for over an hour tonight. Anyone have any experience with this?
Why do my headphones give my ears little electric shocks in the winter, and how can I avoid it? [more inside]
How do I stop having static discharge problems with my computer? [more inside]
I accidentally booted my two mismatched WD SATA AHCI drives in a RAID0 array and now the audio output from the media stored on those drives is static-filled and echoing (when it plays at all). Have I hosed my mp3 collection completely? [more inside]
What can I do to reduce static cling on my glass coffee grinder hopper so less coffee sticks to the sides and makes a big mess? [more inside]
What is causing these static bars with my television? [more inside]
Why is the color of no signal to a TV now blue and why that color of blue? [more inside]
I am looking for a tiny car earthing accessory I had years back. You touched the car with it before touching it with your bare hand, which would "defuse" (?) the static electricity and keep you from getting shocked by the car. [more inside]
I need a theme for a new Wordpress site I'm making about hot springs in Japan. I have a large Bento database of over 200 location with reviews, pictures, addresses, types of baths, and so on... I've found a way to automatically turn the CSV file that Bento makes into the pages I want... I just need a template to put those pages into. Something simple and more geared to hosting static pages rather than a blog. I've spent hours searching through all of these theme websites only to get confused in the 1,000s of choices. So I'm asking you, the MiFi community, to choose for me. Thanks! [more inside]
Why does my TV signal disappear into static for minutes or hours at a time? [more inside]
It's one of those either-or situations: either you help me stop getting/giving static electricity shocks or my wife will divorce me. [more inside]
Why do my powered computer speakers pick up interference from my cellphone, and can I make them stop? [more inside]
How can I link my domain URL (www.domain.com) to a static homepage on Wordpress. Please don't say "change the reading setting", because that totally doesn't work. [more inside]
Looking for web hosting that offers a dedicated IP for, in this case, SSL. [more inside]
How can I avoid getting static shocked 40 times a day this winter? [more inside]
You are not my amp tech, but maybe you can help me diagnose the source of a strange noise on a brand new guitar amp. [more inside]
Speaker noise when metal USB plug touches my computer case and other electrical problems. [more inside]
My fiancee and I were just now woken up by the sound of a large explosion right in our bedroom. Almost like a gunshot but not quite that loud. And I think I saw a flash of light. Both seemed to come from near the ceiling by the door. I turned on one of the lights but there's no residue I can see from anything. Nothing seems to be broken in terms of lights or circuits. Was it some kind of giant static discharge? [more inside]
Would a faraday cage protect sensetive electronic equipment from ambiant static electricty during a lightning storm?
In order to fix a malfunctioning printer we have been told to unplug it and hold down the power button for one minute to release static. Are we being punked? [more inside]
Will I completely ruin my hard drive if I don't store it in an anti-static bag? [more inside]
What causes electronics to stop working when exposed to static electricity or water? (with misc electronics questions)
What causes electronics to stop working when exposed to static electricity or water? (with misc electronics questions) [more inside]
I need some help diagnosing a problem static linking a C++ program using g++. It compiles and runs just fine without "-static", but I get all sorts of "undefined references" errors when I use "-static". I'm a C++ novice and am at a loss. Can anyone throw me a bone? [more inside]
Plugging in an external monitor to my Macbook Pro kills the audio. What's up with that? And is there a solution that does not involve an expensive USB audio product? [more inside]
Is it possible to use Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition to create a simple website and to then easily convert the site to plain html? [more inside]
How can I ground a large roll of plastic wrap to prevent static electric shocks when unrolling it? [more inside]
Why does my cellular phone cause my home stereo speakers to make strange noises? Sometimes it happens when a call is about to come in, but mostly it just happens periodically for seemingly no reason. It sounds like strange beepy static and it happpens much more frequently now that I switched to an iPhone. Is there a way to stop this besides throwing my iPhone across the room?
Help me clear up my understanding of how to ground myself when working on my computer. [more inside]
Can I really wash my hair less? [more inside]
I have an old bose acoustic wave radio serving as my PC speakers. Powered but not connected to the computer the speakers produce a gentle hissing. When plugged in (via a 3.5mm to RCA cable) I hear noisy static -- not pure white noise, far more annoying -- and an intermittent whine that changes pitch depending on what's going on in the computer. For example, if the processor is under greater than 30% load all the noises go away. This does not happen with headphones so I think it is some combination of noise in the computer circuits and the amp built into the radio. My question is how do I make it stop? [more inside]
What factors affect my XM radio's reception? [more inside]
Can you make your own Colorforms? I need to assess some different ways of affixing small things onto large things and then easily removing them. [more inside]
My PC's speakers have learned a new trick: they randomly start outputting loud, constant static for long periods of time. Why are they doing this, and more importantly, how can I stop it? [more inside]
Static electricity fried my PC. How do I prevent it from happening again? [more inside]
Electronics filter: When I connect Dishnetwork straight to my television, the picture is flickery and unwatchable. When I run it through my old VCR first, it's fine. [more inside]
static electricity problem: Comfy new office chair (on carpet) gives me strong static charge. My metal computer desk does not like this. Help me stop getting shocked.
What's the name of the condition for people who for some reason are highly susceptible to passing on electrical current to things like computers and other electronics, leading to strange problems with said devices? [more inside]
I recently received a static or electric shock from a slice of bread and I am curious how this happened. [more inside]
How can I prevent/elminate static cling without dryer sheets? [more inside]
OK this might seem really silly but I'm having a static electricity problem and it's driving me insane. I don't seem to be able to go shopping anymore without getting loud painful zaps when I touch the shelving or even tins of food or anything with a foil cover, not to mention the shopping trolley. I'm sure this would be funny if it weren't so painful. It hapens when I'm driving too as soon as I step out of the car ZAP. It doesn't seem to matter what I'm wearing, if my hair is dry or wet....the weather..nothing. It's really making life a bit miserable...Any solutions?
How can I prevent static build up on (lined) wool pants? [more inside]
How do I best convert borrowed valuable audiotapes into a hiss and static reduced output? [more inside]
My phones have issues. Should I pay more for a cordless and a regular phone since I have DSL in my home? [more inside]
Occasionally, when standing up too quickly, or just for the helluvit my senses get overwhelmed with what I can only call brain static. What the hell, neurology? [more inside]
How can I harvest data from static HTML pages? [more inside]
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