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Old 02-20-2020, 4:38pm   #1
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For most of this afternoon we could smell a very faint smell like burning metal. Walked all round trying to find the source but couldn’t pin it down. So I decided to watch some TV. After about 30 minutes all of a sudden the screen gets all streaky and I see sparks coming out the back and a flame jumps up. I jumped up and moved the TV enough that I could see the back. Flames coming from where the power cord plugs into the TV. Pulled the cord out of the TV and then the other end out of the power strip it was plugged into.
We have smoke detectors but I would hate to think how far along that might have gotten before they went off. I guess it’s off to BB tomorrow for a new Tv.
This one was a Panasonic Viera, 50” plasma and was about 12 years old.
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Glad you weren't asleep!
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For most of this afternoon we could smell a very faint smell like burning metal. Walked all round trying to find the source but couldn’t pin it down. So I decided to watch some TV. After about 30 minutes all of a sudden the screen gets all streaky and I see sparks coming out the back and a flame jumps up. I jumped up and moved the TV enough that I could see the back. Flames coming from where the power cord plugs into the TV. Pulled the cord out of the TV and then the other end out of the power strip it was plugged into.
We have smoke detectors but I would hate to think how far along that might have gotten before they went off. I guess it’s off to BB tomorrow for a new Tv.
This one was a Panasonic Viera, 50” plasma and was about 12 years old.
Aero set it up for ya?

you were lucky that you were there!

while smoke detector would have most likely woke ya up, if you were out of town; you could have picked up a new house and started life over

BTW - Steeb has an extra room
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This one was a Panasonic Viera, 50” plasma and was about 12 years old.
[CHAS]Get yourself a nice Panny Kuro.[/CHAS]
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Don't buy lottery tickets man.....you just won !
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Old 02-20-2020, 4:59pm   #7
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Reckon the warranty has expired?
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Old 02-20-2020, 5:01pm   #8
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Aero set it up for ya?

No, we are too far away to call VB’s resident Tesla

you were lucky that you were there!

For sure! :seasix:

while smoke detector would have most likely woke ya up, if you were out of town; you could have picked up a new house and started life over

Mrs would be heartbroken if we lost the kittahs:sad-angel:


BTW - Steeb has an extra room

Casa Steeb... Hotel California?
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Damn man!
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Old 02-20-2020, 5:14pm   #10
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Talk to Dave about hanging one in your garage.
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12 yr old tv, not too bad of a run
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Old 02-20-2020, 5:25pm   #12
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Pro tip: Slice the insulation every few inches so the electricity doesn't build up pressure and the extra can be released into the atmosphere. Your power cord was over pressurized.
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For most of this afternoon we could smell a very faint smell like burning metal. Walked all round trying to find the source but couldn’t pin it down. So I decided to watch some TV. After about 30 minutes all of a sudden the screen gets all streaky and I see sparks coming out the back and a flame jumps up. I jumped up and moved the TV enough that I could see the back. Flames coming from where the power cord plugs into the TV. Pulled the cord out of the TV and then the other end out of the power strip it was plugged into.
We have smoke detectors but I would hate to think how far along that might have gotten before they went off. I guess it’s off to BB tomorrow for a new Tv.
This one was a Panasonic Viera, 50” plasma and was about 12 years old.
i think i have that same TV.
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The problem is at the relay. Definitely check the relay.
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The problem is at the relay. Definitely check the relay.
or the switch.
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Pro tip: Slice the insulation every few inches so the electricity doesn't build up pressure and the extra can be released into the atmosphere. Your power cord was over pressurized.
Thank you Mr Tesla.
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