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Thread: sparks when hooking up coax?(kinda long)

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    It's normal. Just a difference in grounding points. All my TVs do it.
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    aaron:
    how do you hook up the cable then? it literally melts the metal at any point of contact...?
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    That sounds like a big problem. Have you tried calling the cable company? It sounds like they are having grounding issues if you are getting that high of a current. Another solution would be an isolator box, but the cable company should provide it.
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