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Discussion in 'PlayStation Gaming News' started by Zeus, Jan 13, 2010.

By Zeus on Jan 13, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    A PS3 owner has revealed that his PS3 become burnt and fried a little after plugging in a Psychlone HDMI cable. The big fry up eventually ended after around 10 seconds after the cord had eventually melted off but it still caused quite a bit of damage.

    <center><img src="http://www.maxconsole.net/content_img/ps3frieeddd.jpg"></center></a>

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    He had his PS3 plugged into an electrical source although it wasn’t running any games at the time of this. He plugged in his Psyclone HDMI cable from his Samsung 32-inch flatpanel tv to the PS3 when the sparks started flying. A flame actually shot up out of the PS3, and sparks were firing out of both ends where the HDMI cable met with the ports. The mess ended in 10 seconds when the cord melted off. Pictures included. We cannot figure out why/how this occurred. No breakers were tripped, no damage or discoloration to any wall outlets or other power sources. Only the HDMI ports.</blockquote>

    News Source: <a href="http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/01/ps3-gets-fried-in-mysterious-hdmi-blaze/" target="_Blank">Gizmodo</a>
     

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      well first its a picture of the tv not the ps3 and my ps3 was mysteriously floating round my living room this morning! :eek: i mean come on will people get a life,no your ps3 wont burn up when you plug hdmi in,it wont shoot outta your tv end either,more like another scamming twat who wants to get some publicity off the internet or for a claim.

      probaly some guy had been banging some bird and the womans ex or kids dont like it so they sabotaged the ps3 and tv by taking a lighter to it.i mean i can just write possible scenarios all day long.

      just believe this one.ps3 and tv dont burn up through hdmi,nuff said!
      :)
       
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      sounds like a dodgy hdmi cable :D
       
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      His/Her Tv commited suicide, the thought of another 8hr session on the PS3 just drove the Tv to the edge.

      OR


      It was ANOTHER firmware update on the PS3 that done this to the TV...:p

      OR

      His 360 Pissed on the HDMI interface......... 1up!
       
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      So was the HDMI Cable (In question), a S0NY Branded One?

      If not then LOLz were had! (well on my end anyway!!)... :D
      At least the RRoD doesn't take my TV down with it.
      Not that I have either the PSTribble nor a working XBOX360 either.
      Thinking about the Wii (waiting for a pricedrop).
       
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      Black ring of death :eek:
       
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      The Second Option, seems the most likely!!
      (see my last post)
       
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      HDMI 5-volt, 50-ma. 50ma is the same amperage as a 9v battery. Just as with a USB cable which also uses 5 volts, as the usb cable gets longer the power gets lower which is why most external usb drives often require a 1-foot or less usb type-b connector cable because in order for the usb hard drive to function it requires without an external power the full 5 volts a usb port initally sent from a usb port. Most HDMI cables are at least 8 feet or often longer which means that its carrying about 3 volts or less power to make the connection to a TV.

      I would definitly say:
      a) This is a Hoax and someone took a lighter to the back of this TV
      b) This is the world worst designed flawed TV

      Without a shadow of a doubt this most certainly not a fault of PS3
       
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      ps3... picture quality so intense it can fry cheap hdmi cables...
       
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      Maybe his PS3 was going for a hdmi cigarette break. :D lol
       
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      Wow. I would be irate over something like this... :/




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      it's because the hdmi cable..

      he is not the only one who has had this issue.

      quoted from a very respectable forum.
       
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      Ouch, is it just a standard hdmi cable or more like the hd fury which uses an external power supply for long cables?
       
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      Thats HOT!


      :D
       
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      Cord of sh*t for sure. Short circuited for sure. Hdmi cable too economic I think.
       
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      I had a set of component cables do this with my PS2, killed the component ports on my TV and fried the traces inside the PS2 right at the multiAV connector.

      You can quote low voltage, low amperage figures all you want...but without proper grounding and a loopback on that voltage, you can still fry **** pretty good. When there's a ground loop, nasty **** can happen even in low voltage/low amperage situations - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_loop_(electricity)
      Now my TV thinks there's always something hooked up to Component 2, and those ports don't work. Can't be bothered to fix it though, with plenty of other inputs to use.
       
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      Yep, that is what it is.

      I am in the console repair business.

      I see one of these BURNED to crisp PS3's a week now.

      It is caused by FAKE HDMI cables, it is one of the biggest business markets now, producing a HDMI cable for $6 and selling it as a name-brand cable for $60.

      Sony has a warning on their website.

      And the HDMI assocation is working on a new packaging and labelling system so REAL cables can be easy seen compared to the many growing counterfeit ones.

      Most of the PS3's I been able to repair some of the damage, and get at least component video working, and sometimes HDMI.

      In all cases I have see, only the cable was being plugged in, with no power on with the device, but in all cases both the TV and PS3 were damaged, and in one case a 360, which was plugged into the second HDMI port on the TV.
       
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      the tv and ps3 killed themselves when threatened with more noob cod playing by the owner...
       
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      so who is going to buy a $60 hdmi cable,i mean you can buy decent quality for £15 average here in uk so thats like $20odd.so why would someone sell or even have custom for $60 hdmi cable i do not know.buying counterfeit goods then frying your ps3/tv and then complaining seems little bit retarded to me.same as the person sticking their finger in socket while its turned on and posting "i stuck my fingers in electrical socket and got electricuted,read all about it"

      if you buy countefeit hdmi cable knowing or not knowing it then its your own fault not the ps3 or tv.

      i stuck my ps3 in the fire now look everyone,its all burned up!
      :eek:
       
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      lol click the news source you can see the ps3 ;)
       

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