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Ps3 blew up a 2nd tv

Bought a brand new PS3 in Oct 09. Brought it home plugged it in and the tv started smoking. So no more tv. Replaced the PS3 with another one. It is now February and this PS3 just did the same thing to my other tv. HELP. I want all my money back and all new games. SONY you need to stand behind your produce.

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  • zannasor3 Feb 19, 2009

    michtech.

    Are you saying that we should NOT plug the unit or the tv into a surge protector and we need to plug it directly into the wall outlet? Thank you for your comments. Any clairfication will be greatly appreciated.

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Make sure that you are not plugging either the game system or the TV into a surge supressor device or any other equipment that may allow you to have reversed the polarity of the AC current coming into the equipment from the wall outlet. Remember, most modern electronics equipment has a "hot" ground power supply. That means there is the possibility that you are sending current thru the ground return path of the items you connect in this way.

michtech

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

  • Billy Bauer Feb 19, 2009

    You're right, to clarify you can and should plug them into a surge supressor but you need to know that the polarity of each device as well as that of the wall outlet. If there is a third prong on the plug of your surge suppressor, that will ensure that its got the polarity right. Were you using a surge supressor? If it was damaged or altered in some way, it could cause the failure.



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