WARNING - Just a quick FYI to Microsoft

Hey everyone,

It's kind of funny but it's kind of not. I can laugh it off because it happened to me and if iyt happened to one of my kids I would probably not have believed them.

While playing, With a cable powering the controller - Think it's my Samsung phone charger cable. As a matter of fact it is. Also, while wearing a sweater lol (Static electricity).

I held the controller with my middle finger on top next to where the charger is plugged in and with my thumb to the roght side of the connected chat thingy on the bottom half of the controller and i got LIT UP!

Not enough to make me convulse or pee myself but enough to come here and let everyone know, holy sheet, I just got completely shocked! It was a real shock, not just a tiny little thing. It was enough to get my heart pumping and fling the controller away.

Anyway, It hasn't happened since but again, it was worthy of coming here and sharing the info.

 

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Actually, I got shocked as well plugging in the charge cable to the controller. So far it has only happened once.

10 being a Stun Gun and 1 being the traditional old fashion land lines for phones.

I would have given this a 4 - On it's way to a 6 if I didn't get my hand off.

You know, I think I saw on the Angry Joe show when he got his him making a comment about getting shocked (This was the one where he was setting it up and couldn't get it to acknowledge the controller). He didn't really make much of it, just commented and moved on.

Wow....that's Shockingly scary, but in all seriousness is this happening with legit cables or just 2nd hand phone chargers? I have only been using throw away batteries seeing my Xbox day 1 edition couldn't even throw in a charge kit, so I haven't got around to buying one yet.

I'm happy your alive haha. That sucks!

I'm using a charger for a Samsung Galaxy (Not sure if its for a 3 or 4) cause were running TV through it so the batteries were lasting like 24-36 hours.

I've not had this happen. I'm using the official charger.

Interesting... maybe it was just a large static shock. The power recharging the controller is DC voltage. Its not like you got shocked by a 120 volt house outlet. USB does not output that much power as well.

Official charger for both controllers and no issues here. I've even held the controller like that.

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Wow....that's Shockingly scary, but in all seriousness is this happening with legit cables or just 2nd hand phone chargers? I have only been using throw away batteries seeing my Xbox day 1 edition couldn't even throw in a charge kit, so I haven't got around to buying one yet.

[/quote] I got shocked with Microsoft's XO charging cable. When you plug it in, you'll notice some of the connector's metal doesn't seat all the way in, and is exposed. Think that's what I touched.

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