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Old 08-26-2008, 01:15 PM   #1
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helo i had a lamp wich i did not like because it used a screw in bulb but i wnted a normal one however i suceded but when i plugd it in after a couple of seconds i heard a noise wich sounded like a spark will some one plz help and tell me whats going wrong

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Old 08-26-2008, 02:12 PM   #2
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Sounds like you made a bad connection, used an improper part, or generally did something wrong. What type of bulb are you trying to use, and what kind of socket?

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What do you mean by "normal bulb"?

Screw-in bulbs are the "norm", unless your talking about fluorescent bulbs. I assume this must be a table top lamp and not a hanging or ceiling mounted light.

Heard a spark? You probably have a wire shorted to the case of the lamp or another contact. I'd open it up and check all the connections, look for any black marks in the fixture.
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Sounds like you made a bad connection, used an improper part, or generally did something wrong. What type of bulb are you trying to use, and what kind of socket?

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[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Admin/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.jpg[/IMG]it is a bayonet cap and if u type that in in google the sockets will come up
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Heheh, I think I would unplug the lamp before I touched anything metal on it.

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