It's black magic. No seriously, lightning and the lightning tolerance of
individual units is incredibly variable. For example, when we took our big hit
in 1994 none of our phones were affected, but the solid state voice outgoing
message memory on our answering machine was fried.
Your house should have a gas tube arrestor as part of the telco's terminal box
on the house. I would suspect that either the gas tube has taken too many hits
or that the ground from the box is not good. The telco should fix that.
At 02:04 PM 2/15/2006, you wrote:
>We seem to have had a phone line hit.
>We have six phones in the house, two wireless (same model), one wired,
>and a fax machine with a wired answering machine/phone plugged into it.
>What I don't understand is how/why the ONLY ringers went out, and ONLY on
>the two wireless and wireline phones and *not* the fax machine or phone
>attached to it.
>Can someone tell me what happened and what I can do so that this won't
>Thanks in advance,
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