MacBook Power Adapter Static Issue

Hey guys, this post will be about the MacBook power adapter static issue that occurs while it is plugged in, and the way to resolve it. Like me, you might have encountered some light static shocks from using the MacBook while it is charging, not a big problem but if that’s irritating you, then this post is for you!

Before We Start

MacBook users who are using the long extension power cable would not face this static issue as the cable is properly earthed. The UK adapter does come with an Earth pin, however, the pin is not connected to the earth stub of the power adapter.

Hardware Requirements

  • Wire – (Length >= 13.5cm & Diameter <= 0.5mm)
  • Wire Strippers
  • Transparent Tape

Let’s Start

Step 1 – Wire Cutting and Stripping

Bent Wire

  • Cut the wire to a length of 13.5 cm
  • Strip 2 cm and 4 cm of the wire at the different ends
  • Bend the wire at the 2 cm end

Step 2 – Inserting the Wire

Wire placement in plug

  • Insert the bent end into the plug

Step 3 – Inserting the Plug

Plug inserted into power adapter

  • Carefully insert the plug into the power adapter ensure that the end would be in contact with the metal stud of the power adapter
  • Coil the other end of the wire around the Earth pin

Step 4 – Securing & Tidying Up

Wire taped

  • Tape down the wire
  • Tape down the coiled wire to the Earth pin
  • Plug in the power adapter and test if the static issue is still present (Repeat Step 3 and ensure that the bare metal wire touches the metal stud)

And you’re done! I hope that this quick solution will fix your static issue!

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