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Ps3 hdmi sparks and pops circuit breaker

When I try to connect to the tv from the hdmi output it sparks and the tv starts to hum. After 10 seconds it pops my circuit breaker. This started after a big storm the other night. Tried new hdmi cable with same result. Any ideas?

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Make sure the PS3 and TV are plugged into the same surge protector to prevent loops between any outlets.

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