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Bad ps 3

I plugged my new ps3 to my tv and it blew up my tv. i also plugged in a spare tv and it blew that up as well can anyone explain or had a simulare problem. almost like a electrical short from the ps3

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  • darock Feb 08, 2008

    the size of my tv was a 46 inch and a 21 inch.

  • darock Feb 08, 2008

    46 inch and a 20 inch t.v.

  • shane_rog Nov 27, 2008

    plugged video cable from ps3 into the TV and sparks shot out of the input reciever and a faint burning smell. TV won't turn on now. Ps3 won't send out a video signal either.

  • arson20 Jan 05, 2009

    As a belayed christmas gift I received a brand new sony ps3, 80 gig model. hooked up supplied power cord(switch off, to a Ultra Power UPS grounded outlet). all ok. Then hooked up supplied A/V cable, video first. Still ok. red audio next.... as soon as prong made contact, it sparked. My TV (Sharp 32") was on and the picture became distorted. I smelled something burning. Being a firefighter, I quickly smelled the vents on the TV and the PS3, both had an electrical burnt smell. I then unplugged the power for both devices, and removed the A/V cables. Upon tearing apart the 3 year old TV (out of warranty), I found on the bottom of the main circuit board, a fried resistor (or capacitor). Sony doesn't have a 24 hour number I can find, so they will get an earful come morning. TV shot, PS3... no clue. I'll be damned if they ask me to try another TV. Oh yeah, my Wii no problems, my XBOX 360 no problems. I never would've bought this Piece of S**t 3 for myself.

  • rglusk Jan 05, 2009

    Got a PS3 for Christmas and was working fine with the standard AV cable. Ordered the SONY AV Component cable so we could take advantage of the Hi-Def capabilities. Hitachi 42" Projection TV has 2 AV Component ports with XBOX 360 plugged into one (works just fine). Attempted to plug AV cable in (power cord plugged in but power switch on PS3 turned off) and sparks flew just by touching the red AV male Component jack to the TV's red component female jack. I assumed that maybe the PS3 needed to be completely unplugged from power before connecting so did that and plugged up AV cables. Plugged PS3 back in and turned on, 4th of July. Now my TV's dead. I called Sony. They want me to ship the PS3, power cord, standard AV cable, and AV Component cables to their "research" facility for evaluation (up to 3 weeks), after which they will let me know their verdict.

  • kryatos999 Jan 06, 2009

    i had the error and than i didn't..i dont get this ****.????

  • printchik200 Jan 09, 2009

    I had a similar problem only my T.V. did not short out the ps3 did, there was a spark and I can hear sound but no picture... it was on a surge protector and I have had the unit for over a year so no longer under warranty. I contacted sony and they want me to send in the system along with $150. I would like to know if the system is fried and if so is there another solution to getting the system up and running or am i pretty much screwed?

  • pedrdgar Apr 14, 2009

    i bought theĀ specialĀ ps3 mgs4 bundle and it blew my 46 inch tv nothing had ever done that before. i called sony and they made me send the ps3 with all the cable so they could do their research and told me it was my fault and that there was something wrong with my electrical system. what i dont understand is why i have never had that problem before.



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If the tv is blew up? what is the size of the tv ?

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