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Old 02-18-2013, 10:16 PM   #1
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I plugged my new tv into a receptacle in the livingroom, suddenly the lights go out in the bathroom and the hall light doesn't work. I flipped the breaker and still nothing, what are some things i should check?

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Nothing should have happened.
Look for a tripped GFI.

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Old 02-18-2013, 10:23 PM   #3
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I checked the one in the bathroom....should i check for one somewhere else
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Any GFCI's or arc fault breakers in your panel?
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I'd stop wasting your time looking for GFI's. The first thing I would do is take the receptacle apart and look for any loose connections or damage to the receptacle.
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Could be anywhere, no one he's going to know how your house was wired.
Outside outlet, in the garage, kitchen are some of the common places.
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I plugged my new tv into a receptacle in the livingroom, suddenly the lights go out in the bathroom and the hall light doesn't work. I flipped the breaker and still nothing, what are some things i should check?
Unplug it and then reset the breakerand try again if the light come back on. May be a fried power supply in the new tv.
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I would also take that receptacle apart. If not there I would look around for receptacles on the same circuit.

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