MacBook Power Adapter Static Issue

Hey guys, this post will be about the MacBook power adapter static issue that occurs while its 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 extension power cable would not face this static issue as the cable is properly earthed. Although, the UK adapter comes with an Earth pin it is not earthed.

Hardware Requirements

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

Let’s Start

Step 1 – Wire Cutting and Stripping

  • 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

  • Insert the bent end into the plug

Step 3 – Inserting the Plug

  • 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

  • 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!