replaced breaker, still no power

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Old 12-13-13, 08:39 PM
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replaced breaker, still no power

Hi diyers.. my first post here and i have been racking my brain about this issue.

Basically we heard a few popping sounds, then all the lights went off in one section of the apt. I went to the panel and saw one breaker was tripped. i replaced it with a new one but the power hasn't returned. I know that if it were outlet receptacles i would check the first and last for bad backstabs and/or loose connections. However there are only lights wired to this circuit. any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Old 12-13-13, 08:48 PM
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Then check for loose wiring in the lights.
Really should be letting the landlord handle this problem.
 
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Old 12-13-13, 08:54 PM
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Have you recently made electrical changes? If so, start there. Open it back up and inspect for black burns with strong flashlight. If not, more likely something that is plugged in. Unplug everything and try again. If that works, plug them back in one at a time.
 
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Old 12-14-13, 12:15 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

The lights went off in one part of the apartment.
Is there anything else on that same circuit still working ?
If there are devices still working on that circuit then that would be a good place to start. It's going to be at the last working fixture or first dead fixture.

Also, check in the area where you heard the popping.
 
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Old 12-14-13, 07:16 AM
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First, it is an apartment. Do no maintenance. It is the responsibility of the landlord. Why would you change a breaker rather than just turning it back on?
 
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