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GE digital timer switch stopped working

Product: http://www.homedepot.com/Electrical-Dimmers-Switches/GE/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xg1Zbm1oZlo/R-100685868/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

I installed a GE digital timer switch (model 15071) for my mom's porch light back in October last year. I had a little confusion with the wiring installation (it's a house from the 70's), but I got it to work with the old wiring.

Everything was working just fine till last week. The lights stopped coming on.

The circuit is okay (I think), as the other appliance on the same circuit is still functioning.

I had a look at it this morning, and it seems the digital switch box itself isn't getting the right power, as it shows nothing on the screen, but the backside of the box is warm. When I switched off the circuit, the digital screen showed some ''88:88'' and then went blank again.

Is this a problem with the actual switch or is it the wiring?

Thanks so much!

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