I suspect this has nothing to do with FMS, but I seem to be generating a lot of static electricity these days. Yesterday at work, while doing vision screening with the rest of the nursing team at one of our schools, I stood up from the plastic chair I was sitting in, stood on the wooden floor in my rubber soled shoes, and touched my vision screener, which was plugged into an extension cord along with another vision screener. Either it shocked me or I shocked it, but both machines went dark. The other one came back on, but after assessing mine today and talking to the rep at the company that makes it, a circuit that controls a sensor in the light system burned out. Sheesh. The machine is usable by using an override switch, but it will need to go in for repairs. At work I have to make sure I ground myself before I touch anyone, because I will shock them. Weird, huh? The floor in my office is linoleum, and I usually wear my New Balance walking shoes. I dunno, any ideas? I wasn't worried until my vision screener was damaged. This is not good! Puzzled, Beth.