Power Down

A Shockingly Fatal Mistake

Turn it Off

Remember to always turn your computer completely off before attempting to repair it. The damage could hurt you and/or kill you.


  • Always hold down the power button until computer is completely off.
  • Unplug device if it is plugged in.
  • Touch computer case to ground yourself.

What could happen?

Even if it is not a high enough charge to kill you, electricity can do a lot of damage.If there is a high enough voltage present, it could stop your heart. 110-220 volts of alternating current for a split second can alter your heart rhythm which is life-threatening. Less than 30 volts of electricity is required to severely damage a computer.