"Q: I have an outlet with only 2 slots (works with 2-prong plugs only). Can I replace it with an outlet that has 2 slots plus an opening for ground? (works with 3-prong plugs)
You can replace a 2-slot outlet with a grounding outlet only if your home wiring provides a ground connection at the outlet box. A qualified electrician can determine this for you. Otherwise, you must replace a 2-slot outlet with a 2-slot outlet.The National Electrical Code allows you to replace a 2-slot outlet with a GFCI receptacle even if there is no ground connection available. This is a safe, practical solution for upgrading from 2-slot outlets."
Finally getting new Sony LCD. My neighbor`s new Samsung had to be repaired because the tech guy told him his wall outlet was not "grounded" I am concerned this will happen to me also. He mentioned that if the wall outlet has "2" prongs it is not "grounded" Can i replace it with a "3" pronged outlet or is this something for an professional electrition to handle. Any help is geatly appreciated.