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    Electricity Leaks

    Hi,anybody of you have experience where the ipad2 having some sort of electric leaks when the unit been charging. When touching the metal side at the back of it, i can feel an electrics, it is a minor electric charge. The charging is using the original iPad wall charger. Do I need to claim a warranty for replace my unit. It is at two month old only.
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    Definitely abnormal. Return it. May be a symptom of a larger problem.

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    If you search the Forum, you'll find several other posts with Members experiencing the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasminz View Post
    Hi,anybody of you have experience where the ipad2 having some sort of electric leaks when the unit been charging. When touching the metal side at the back of it, i can feel an electrics, it is a minor electric charge. The charging is using the original iPad wall charger. Do I need to claim a warranty for replace my unit. It is at two month old only.
    i had the same thing and i changed it and the second one was the same,lots of people have this,i found that if you connect the cable to a charging cable from a macbook pro it stops,i got one from apple,or you can buy the 10watts extension from any shop selling apple products and that does the same thing,another advantage with either of these is that you have a longer cable.

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    If you are getting shocked just by touching the case when it's charging, the Ipad needs to be returned ASAP. That is a safety issue and should not happen at all.
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    The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudinater View Post
    If you are getting shocked just by touching the case when it's charging, the Ipad needs to be returned ASAP. That is a safety issue and should not happen at all.
    think jazminz said minor,it sounds exactly the same as mine and many others,from what i understand its because the cable isn't earthed,thats what i was told anyway in a third party store,i don't have the problem at all now,its an easy fix
    Last edited by poisonivy; 08-18-2011 at 09:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poisonivy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rudinater View Post
    If you are getting shocked just by touching the case when it's charging, the Ipad needs to be returned ASAP. That is a safety issue and should not happen at all.
    think jazminz said minor,it sounds exactly the same as mine and many others,its because the cable isn't earthed,i don't have the problem at all now,its an easy fix
    Sorry but I will disagree, if there is a grounding (earthed) problem with the cable and people are getting shocked then yes that is a big safety problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudinater View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by poisonivy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rudinater View Post
    If you are getting shocked just by touching the case when it's charging, the Ipad needs to be returned ASAP. That is a safety issue and should not happen at all.
    think jazminz said minor,it sounds exactly the same as mine and many others,its because the cable isn't earthed,i don't have the problem at all now,its an easy fix
    Sorry but I will disagree, if there is a grounding (earthed) problem with the cable and people are getting shocked then yes that is a big safety problem.
    from what i understand its not a known issue,if you do a google search you can find lots of posts on this subject and they all sound the same,i myself was concerned and found the sensation unpleasant but certainly wasn't getting shocks,of course IF anyone is experiencing shocks they should take their device to the nearest apple store and I'm sure they will be more than happy to check it out,thats what i did,apple will bend over backwards to help.
    Last edited by poisonivy; 08-18-2011 at 09:26 AM.

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    Thanks everybody with the advise, thought and information.
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    i feel similar vibrations when mine's charging up on it's metal stand. No shocks, just a slight vibration.

    i pay it no heed.
    Last edited by sjleworthy; 08-18-2011 at 11:17 AM.


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