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Question by Judith
Submitted on 9/22/2003
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I have just purchased an older home.  I need to connect my computer but the outlet is not grounded.  What do I do now?

Answer by r3
Submitted on 10/16/2003
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you must install a new circuit that is isolated.


Answer by chief ump
Submitted on 10/19/2003
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you dont understand electrical wiring all electric in order to work  has a ground,but you dont have the 3rd  hole for your pc cord.The wall socket would be very easy for someone to replace the wall socket in about 10 minutes. Shut power off take wall socket out replace with the right one ok.get them at any hardware store for couple of bucks.


Answer by stephen1231
Submitted on 1/21/2004
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This answer will provide a working circuit but unless the new outlets third wire connection (green or ground) is wired to a metalic ground connection the circuit will be ungrounded.


Answer by tattoo
Submitted on 2/9/2007
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chief ump was on the right path but you need to loop a piece of wire from the other neutral screw to the ground screw. Then hook up the neutral and the hot. This work because at your meter the ground is terminate on the same lug as the neutral


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