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Old 03-04-05, 07:16 PM
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Audio/Video cable static electricity question

Ok, I just got in some "premium grade" cables from cablewholesale.com and I'm a little nervous about using them now.

One cable is a 3.5mm to stereo rca cable, the other is a s-video to rca cable. I'm using them to connect my laptop to my receiver.

What made me nervous was when I connected the s-video cable to my receiver, I could see a little blue spark (static electricity?) when I was about to make the connection. Can this damage the receiver/laptop in any way?

I think I saw the electrical spark b/c for some reason I get a lot of static electricity in my house. Almost every time i flick a light switch upstairs I get a little shock.

Also, how can i know if they are magnetically shielded properly?

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