Modem, Dish, Breaker Wiped Out From Storm??

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Old 05-03-03, 09:50 PM
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Unhappy Modem, Dish, Breaker Wiped Out From Storm??

We had some pretty nasty storms in my area last night while we were out. When we got home, only a few of our lights weren't working. Upon investigation, my husband found that one breaker needed reset. The lights then came on. Then when we turned on our television (dish network) we could not acquire a signal and found out that the switch box wasn't being detected. I then tried to connect to internet and modem was not working and I had to replace it today. Is this just all purely coincidence or do all have something in common that would have caused this to happen? Lightening? I'm just trying to find some insight into this.
 
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Old 05-04-03, 05:17 AM
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You must have received a good size surge from the lightning.

DishNet - Do you have the older system with the sw-21 switch?
Have you tried the 6-1-1 setup to detect the switch? If you don't have the sw-21, you're lnbf may have also rec'd the surge.
You may need a new sw-21, or take your lnbf to your local sat dealer to check the lnbf. He should check it for free, we do.

A nearby hit of lightning can cause the problems you are having.

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Old 05-04-03, 05:56 AM
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Surge protection

It may be time for you to look into whole house surge protection. A suitable unit that will protect the power, telephone, and cable will run about five hundred dollars installed.
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The whole house surge arrester I installed in my new home was only $100. It is made by Square (D) and protects the incoming power 2 phone lines and two coaxial lines it was easy to install either flush mount or recessed. I found it at the local hardware store when I purchassed my panel.
 
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Old 05-04-03, 04:12 PM
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Originally posted by Sparky-L.U.697
The whole house surge arrester I installed in my new home was only $100. It is made by Square (D) and protects the incoming power 2 phone lines and two coaxial lines it was easy to install either flush mount or recessed. I found it at the local hardware store when I purchassed my panel.
I'm glad to see the price on that animal has dropped. When I last installed one they were over two hundred here.
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