To Plug in or not to Plug

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by AdmissionBanned, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. AdmissionBanned
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    Should i plug it in i really want to play some Zelda.

    I already ordered a new one but i have to wait two week.

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  2. FAST6191

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    That looks like a lightly burned plug. Do you know what caused it? If it was a lightning strike/poor power supply coming into your house or the result of it being shorted/drawing too much power for some reason than yeah I would leave it alone until a new one comes. If it was just from not being plugged in properly (lower area makes for a higher current and can lead to arcing and blackening) or something went pop in a nearby socket then try to clean it up and you can give it a go.

    Similarly do you have a multimeter you can test the outputs of the transformer with? If you can test the output Voltages then I would be far happier calling something.

    If you do not know what goes then I am afraid you either have to speak to someone that knows electronics or wait until your new one comes.
     
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    Well when i had a bad wall plug i took it out and the wall sparked plug got burned and i changed (the wall plug) i got nothing to test and I am not some fool to YOLO and plug it in
     
  4. tbgtbg

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    I doubt the problem is with the AC adapter, so ordering a new one isn't going to be much help (unless the old AC got killed when whatever happened happened).

    You need to fix your household wiring, STAT. Call a qualified electrician, this is not something you should be messing with on your own.

    If you do get a new AC adapter, don't plug it in until you get your wiring fixed, or it might meet the same fate as the old one.