During lightning storm power went out and now they dont work
I went to base and smelt some heat, than we took the batteries out of both the att2256's and replugged them, but the led display still says searching with no dial tone..the problem of course is with the phone. I want to know how to really actaully manually fix the inside of the base or phones...i assume its the base. if you know how to tell me that would be so great.. thank you so much.
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.
Re: during lightning storm power went out and now they...
Relay contacts could be shorted, but if there are no relays on the board and the switch on the cradle is not shorted, then there is a transistor somewhere responsible for taking line off-hook. Usually it is in series after the diode bridge used to power the phone ckt's.
This phone likely has a hold switch on it as well, the hold ckt's can fail as well, causing phone to remain off-hook. Again usually a shorted transistor.
Only way to know is to start replacing.
Your likely going to need a schematic to find out which one, unless your willing to remove them one at a time, and test them out.
It's usually an PNP type also, but not always...
Some are common signal transistors, so don't be afraid to sub with common types, but in most cases correct repair only with same types.
Also be sure to check the diodes, and look for any burnt components.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
The electrical storm may have caused a power surge and burned out the circuit board. Especially, if the power went out briefly and then came right back on. Most manufacturers recommend turning the unit OFF during a power outage/electrical storm.
Lightning routinely gets into copper telephone cables during storms and can overwhelm the fusing protectors at your home and enter a telephone set, causing a lot of immediate damage to the telephone and the user.
Lightning can travel from outside your home to inside your home—and to you—through materials that conduct electricity, including electrical wiring, phone lines, water, and plumbing. These safety guidelines will help minimize your risk.
If you need to use the phone corded phones are dangerous during thunderstorms. Lightning traveling through the telephone wires has killed people. Cell phone and cordless phones are a safer choice, but stand away from the cell or cordless phone's power base
Should either unplug all electrical equipment during a storm or get a grounded filter to bleed off excess voltages from storms, power company fluctuation etc. Once the mixer electronics are fried you are SOL (**** Out of Luck) I'm afraid.
The sound could have come from one of your power capacitors. You could tell if one of them is no longer operational by looking at them; they will be burned, or blistered, or will be bulging. If this is a CRT type of TV ensure that you only look inside if you are fully aware of how to deal with the lethal voltages that are stored on the inside of the unit.
During a lightning storm, a lightning strike could have induced a high voltage surge in your incoming power lines. Left unprotected from these power surges, the weakest link ( normally low voltage electronic controls) are the most susceptable. Just because you had power available at the wall receptacle after a storm doesn't mean that your washer control system wasn't exposed to one of these surges and got damaged. On the contrary, it is extremely likely that the washer took a 'hit' and was damaged.Other devices plugged into the same receptacle may have survived that hit because electricity travels the path of least resistance.. In this case.. that path may have been thru your washer.. My point being is that your washer could have sustained a power surge and was damaged so don't rule that out. Of course, that surge could have taken an internal fuse or other component out too..