Fried my computer. :(
So, my wife said to me the other day, "Wouldn't it be nice to be able to watch videos and things from the computer on our TV in the bedroom" which is about 8 feet away from the TV. I thought this was a swell idea, and since the TV had two open HDMI ports, and the computer had an open HDMI port, I thought it would be as easy as plugging in an HDMI cable.
When I did, something arced, I got a shock, and now my computer and TV will not power on.
WhenI plug in the computer, and hit the on button, the cooling fans power up, and the hard drive sounds like it starts spinning, so I'm hopeful that I just killed the motherboard.
Unfortunately, the computer is a few years old now, so it will probably be much easier to by a new motherboard and chipset combo than to try to find a motherboard that plays nicely with my 4 year old quad core processor.
I'm still not certain if the cord was bad, or if there was a short at one or the other connector, but the fact that I got a jolt means there was some amperage going across where there ought not to have been any amperage.
Anyone have any thoughts? I'd appreciate it...as I type this out on my tiny netbook.