My TV aerial is hot

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  1. Baycott

    Baycott Funster

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    During our 3 weeks in Portugal and Spain recently we watched a few DVDs on our 12v TV with built in DVD player. Whilst one was playing I thought I may as well disconnect the aerial lead as it is not needed. However when I pulled it out the end connected to the TV was hot and as soon as I unplugged it the TV. went off and it will not run without the co-ax connected. Is this normal???
    Any help from the experts on here would be much appreciated.
    TIA
    John
     
  2. tofo

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    Probably wrong but is your aerial acting as an earth :Eeek::Eeek:
    For all or some of your leccy requirements
    think I'd have a little checkette

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    agree with tofo's assessment..

    it looks like you have lost the 12v negative from the TV supply .. either at the socket or the plug .. perhaps a loose wire or burned connection.. open them up and check.
     
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