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Posted 27 September 2008 - 11:55 PM
Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:29 AM
I plug my keyboard/piano into the line in port to record my horrible playing. So after i toil around with that for a while i decide to take out the cord that connected my keyboard to the line in. Everything was working fine up until this point. As i take it out, i see a spark come out of my line in port. Crap. That can't be good. So after that point none of my sound ports work. I know my way around computers decently enough. I've just never dealt with sparks before so i have no clue what to do. I'm thinking of just buying another sound card but want to know if this can be solved another way if possible.
Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:40 AM
Edited by Platypus, 28 September 2008 - 06:42 AM.
Posted 28 September 2008 - 10:38 AM
Posted 28 September 2008 - 01:52 PM
Posted 30 September 2008 - 06:32 AM
Posted 02 October 2008 - 05:24 AM
Yes, it's not usually the equipment being on that does it (although it should also be in its off state when connected/disconnected) but rather the double insulated appliance (no earth) still being plugged into the mains. This often damages the Firewire ports on video cameras for example.
I've always been told to disconnect my equipment first but since the keyboard was already off i thought no damage can be done.
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