I just got a SHARP 32 inch TV and plugged in some 20$ component video cables into the component video inputs in the back of the TV. I then tried to remove the cables but when the plug came out it took the metal jacket off the input connector with it.
What exactly is the metal jacket for? Is it a ground? Does it carry information or is data transferred only through the center post of the plug? Has this ever happened to you? What did you do?