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    May 19, 2010, 10:54 AM
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    I have a DSC 832 alarm system. My phone lines were struck by lightening and caused my alarm keypad to start beeping. I unpluged the battery & electric. When phone lines were repaired I replaced the battery with a new one and plugged the electric back in. They both work. The keypad showed a trouble light with a no. 8. I found that this was the time & date trouble light. I entered the time and date and the trouble light went off.The system reads ready. The alarm will sound when I do a Full system test. But the alarm does not work when I set it to go off when the door or windows are opened. The door chimes do not work either. Any suggestions of what to do next?
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    May 19, 2010, 04:14 PM

    It is very likely that there was a surge into the alarm system.
    Will it work when any door or window at all is opened ? It is very possible that the surge damaged part of the main system

    You will have to get a spec book on it, and check current and amp in and out of the various points within the box
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    May 21, 2010, 05:51 PM

    When you press the chime button for about 3 seconds, do you hear any beeps telling you it toggled on(or)off?
    Since you set Time and Date, you have Master code, Do you have Installer Code?

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