Earthing Problem

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    debfromhell New Member

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    When I first started the PC with a power supply board, I realized that its earthing is not working. I tested the CPU Cabinet with a tester and it glows red fully and the cabinet was giving mild shock. To eradicate this problem I took a thin copper wire and join one end to one of the screws of the cabinet and other end to the nearest earthing point. Since then the PC runs fines.

    but my question is whether it is unsafe for the Computer? If not, then should I keep it unscrew during storm and lightening?
     
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    that a commen senario for every second houselond in india
     
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    Thaks for your reply Rollercoaster but that does not have any solution for the problem.
     
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    Definitely you shoud have proper earthing, and otherwise any of your comonents may get damaged, probably starting with your HDD.
    Seconly check the earthing with a good digital multimeter and the voltage should preferably be >5V between the Earth and Neutral.
     
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    Thanks for your advice Janitha.
     
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    call an electrician and get ur earthin done properly and chek it with a tester/meter after he finishes the job. i had the same problem.
     
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