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Is it safe to plug in my telly?

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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
My telly just had a fall, screen side down. Just tried to plug it in only to find that within the three sockets that plug in one of them (the one on its own at the top) is missing.

It was a cheap TV anyways, but just wanted to know if it's safe to plug in with the two sockets.

PS - if anyone has come across any decent deals for a tv I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know.
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
The top one is the Earth, if it was plastic it'll be fine to try, if it was metal try replace the plug?
#2
i believe thats the earth. personally i wouldnt, not with a broken plug. unless you wear rubber boots and gloves lol
#3
Plug it in and find out.
#4
It isn't "Safe" as such.

If there is a problem, then it may be live. Some sockets need the earth pin to be there to allow the live & neutral to be accepted, you can get around this by jamming something in the earth hole though.

Personally, I would change the plug. :)
#5
check richer sounds. they usually have cheap deals. saw a 32 inch samsung for about £300
#6
your tv would not be earthed therefore a potential danger. simple really... just change the plug
#7
dougtherugg
check richer sounds. they usually have cheap deals. saw a 32 inch samsung for about £300


Or he could keep a eye on..erm... whats that site called..... oh yes HOTUKDEALS!!
#8
call me old fashioned but I grew up in the sticks.(this is what I used to do)

The top one is generally plastic so a match (with sulphur removed obviously) or some other non conductive material will let you plug the thing back in. It's best to replace the plug ASAP though.

:thumbsup:
#9
As has been said, replace the plug, not the tv :thumbsup:

http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/computing/MainPage/SecDepts/Physics/Resources/Glossary/Plug.gif

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