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Static On Cordless Phone With Splitter/filter, Fine Without

#1 User is offline   mrsdutchy 

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:17 PM

Hi, Thank goodness I found this forum :) I hope someone can help me please. I had to buy a new cordless phone today as our old one got 'blown up' in the thunderstorm we had yesterday. I bought a Uniden DECT 3035 and plugged it in using the same splitter/filter I had on before. With the splitter there is heaps of static on the line, without the splitter the line is clear, no probs, without the splitter tho, we have no internet connection. Does this mean that the splitter was affected by the lightening and is stuffed too? Do I need to get a new one?
Hope someone can help.
Cheers
Tracey :)

This post has been edited by mrsdutchy: 20 January 2012 - 08:18 PM

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:07 PM

It's possible that the splitter got damaged by the lightning. That would certainly be the cheapest thing to try replacing.
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 05:42 AM

View PostLiveBrianD, on 20 January 2012 - 10:07 PM, said:

It's possible that the splitter got damaged by the lightning. That would certainly be the cheapest thing to try replacing.


Thank you for that, I'll get another one and see how that goes :)
Cheers
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:20 AM

Hi, Tracey, and welcome to the forum. I'm glad Brian's answer helped you. If the lightning's power surge went through the splitter and damaged your phone, I would strongly suspect that it damaged the splitter, as well.

I assume the modem survived?

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:59 AM

Get a surge protector in the line before the splitter before
the next litening strike.
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