Problem with my BFD??

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Michael_T_Jones, Mar 13, 2001.

  1. Michael_T_Jones

    Michael_T_Jones Auditioning

    Jan 8, 2001
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    I searched through the other posts on BFD, but couldn't find an answer.
    The other day while switching channels on the DISH, I would get a static sounds whenever it would change channels. Still do.
    Also, occasionally while watching a DVD, I would get the same static sound. It's real quick.
    It plays through all the speakers, even when the receiver is set to STEREO.
    I started unplugging cables one by one while trying to reproduce the sound(kept changing channels on the DISH).
    When I pulled the cable running from the subout, the noise stopped.
    It is the BFD. I have one of those "cheater plugs" as you all call 'em. When I inserted it into the connection, eliminating the ground wire, the noise was NOT there.
    Is it safe to not have the ground wire? I wouldn't think so. What can I do internally to the BFD to maybe get rid of the noise?
    I really don't want to send it back, I would rather fix it on my own.
    Also, is it doing any harm when it produces that static sound through the speakers. Should I not use the BFD until I get it fixed?
  2. Sundar Prasad

    Sundar Prasad Stunt Coordinator

    Jul 26, 2000
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    Continue to use the cheater plug. There is nothing wrong with your BFD. I guess 9 out of 10 home users have disabled the ground lead on the BFD using a cheater plug or some other method due to the floating ground hum induced by it.

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