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HP not grounded(?)

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Before anything, I'd just like to say. I bought this laptop at the end of 2017 in The Netherlands. I remember they brought out a version before this, which I bought, and it broke within a few months. However, I enjoyed the laptop so much, so I took a gamble and bought the newer version once it came out. I was a bit worried and skeptical but I do not regret it one bit!


However, since I have moved to The United States (Colorado), which is a year ago now, I keep zapping my laptop on accident causing it to go off. It was very infuriating at times but I didn't really think anything about it. However, I recently read some things about the laptop being known for not being grounded, which causes it to shut off upon shock, and I was wondering if there is anything that can be done to the laptop to make it grounded. 

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OK, so I just did a quick search on power connectors in the Netherlands and learned there were two types.  Both use two pins, but one type has grounding clips on the side.  If you were connecting your laptop with the second type, then it was being grounded and that would explain why it never shocked you.


In the US we have outlets with three openings, but power cord have two or three pins.  The two-pin variety is NOT grounded because it does not connect to the ground opening.  Even if you are using a three-pin cord, it still might not be grounded because although recent building codes require ground connections, older codes did not -- and besides, there is no guarantee that any particular building precisely follows the electrical codes.

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