Possible surge damage to equipment.

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by dumb apple, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. dumb apple

    dumb apple New Member

    My parent's recently had the local council in replacing their central heating system in their council home.
    During the installation the electricians were also fitting mains powered smoke alarms.
    After a long days work, the workmen left but it was only at this point did my parents relies that neither the TV or Virgin cable box worked properly any longer. The TV's volume is at its max. but the TV indicates its on mute with no means of controlling it. The cable box just died for no reason but has now been replaced but Virgin. The council are claiming no responsibility. Any ideas as to what the electricians could have done to cause this ? TA
  2. sysparks

    sysparks New Member

    Could have zapped it with the insulation tester? Not sure what effect that would have on an appliance. Hard to prove or disprove i suppose.
  3. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Loose scart socket or bent pins can cause this sort of problem(with the volume). If it's been shifted, maybe it's not been put back properly, or damaged.

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
  4. sinewave

    sinewave Screwfix Select

    Maybe go for a third post? :)

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