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VGA cable sparks when plugging in

roflcopter1101

Hello and thank you to anyone who can help.

 

    So I was plugging in my PC to a TV. When I got to the VGA cable it sparked and managed to blow a fuse in my house. I didn't actually keep it plugged in because scared. So a few questions...

 

Will it do it again if I try again?

How can I make it not do that?

If I use a different cord and different monitor would it still do that?

 

 

Thanks in advanced, this is much appreciated :)

 

R.J. 

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You could try to connect the vga first, then plugging the monitor into the wall.

But if you blew a fuse, i would say, that you have a problem with your monitors power supply or does the monitor works without problems?

 

I already had my USB plugs sparking, due to some shitty grounding but i never blew a fuse, so i think that you should be somewhat concerned about your monitors /TV's or your PC's PSU / grounding.

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Are your PC and TV properly grounded?

I believe so, they both have the ground prong on the plug.

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I believe so, they both have the ground prong on the plug.

Sometimes the outlet may not be grounded properly, or sometimes the ground connection between the earth wire and the actual chassis of your PC and/or TV doesn't make good contact.

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Bad grounding or bad psu in one of the devices.

It's most likely a PSU problem... is the only way to fix it by getting a new one? 

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