A few days ago my ps3 power cord went ape shit on me. Here's what happen I had a ps3 power cord that has a shortage in it. So if I bump or move my ps3 slightly the power would cut off. I've been meaning to replace it but never got around to it. So a few days ago I was playing Street Fighter: 3rd strike, and the power to my ps3 went off by itself.
I didn't bump or move my ps3 it just went off. Then I smelled smoke and my ps3 burst out with sparks everywhere. It was like firecrackers had been lit in my room. I was afraid that my ps3 was going to explode or if my room was going to catch on fire. So I yanked the power cord off my ps3, and threw it in the sink in my bathroom I put water on the cord so it can stop smoking.
After the smoking stopped I looked at my power cord, and it was burnt to a crisp. In all my years of gaming I never seen a power cord to a console. Burst out with sparks like firecrackers. I hope I never go through that again with any console. But anyway have you had something similar like this happen to you?