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Why does my PC sometimes power down when I shock myself on my desk?

Why does my PC sometimes power down when I shock myself on my desk?

I've always been cursed with the ability to develop a static charge very easily.

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"Static discharge can cause a short which will trigger your power supply to automatically flip off.
If you are getting a lot of static in your environment, you may want to think about getting a humidifier. We had to do that for our old office. We were literally discharging every time we touched a wall or a light switch or touched a case. A humidifier will keep the air from getting too dry, and will drastically reduce the amount of static build up.

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With what you say about this only happening recently, you may want to check and make sure that all your connections are good. If you have some loose connections, especially wires that may be brushing up against the case itself, it may make it more susceptible to static discharge causing it to short out."