...pay attention to safety. Installing any electronic item may seem simple at first, but after further examination, one will find that there could be confusion or danger when one doesn't follow instructions. If you've just purchased a new TV, DVD player, or entertainment center, it's important to practice the right safety measures so that you can avoid any injury or risk to your technology. Looking to put in a new TV or other piece of technology? Then be sure to go through this checklist:
Check to see if your TV has any frayed or exposed wires that could cause electrical shock or be a fire hazard.
Is the faceplate of your electrical outlet warm or hot to the touch? If so, contact an electrician immediately as it could mean a serious wiring problem.
If you do have any electrical outlets or cords that are in poor shape, make sure that they're replaced properly. Don't just try to do quick fixes.
Make sure that you don't overload your circuit or outlet by using surge protectors to plug in any of your electronics.
Never force a three-prong plug into a two-slot outlet.
Make sure your plugs fit securely into outlets. Loose plugs in outlets can be potential fire hazards and should either be replaced or repaired.
If you're concerned about the safety of your wiring, make sure you call an electrician. It's better to be safe than sorry.
Make sure that you have all of the appropriate plugs and cables for your electronics. Don't try to substitute as it may cause damage or cause your electronics to not even work at all.