bitshifter:cyril7:That's a meaningless diagnosis. Not all equipment runs on a "nominal" 50v and some that does puts out a lower voltage on idle lines.
yeah I was amused by that, but then remembered a sparkie did the diagnostic.
A sparkie recommended by someone on this thread.
So who should I be getting to diagnose my fault then?
A sparky who thinks his multimeter will help diagnose a problem with a phone line is not the kind people should be recommending lol.
Where in the country are you located? Auckland? PM coffeebaron. Otherwise, look for data cabling companies in the yellow pages, specifically ones that sell phone systems too. They will be able to check your wiring properly. In terms of where your 'home wiring' starts, it starts on the ground floor of your apartment building. So who ever checks your wiring should check the state of the cable feeding your apartment. I don't think there will be anything wrong with the cabling. In the apartment situation alarms are taken care of on a 'global' basis so your personal line wont be wired through anything but your phone jacks. Also, if there are only two jacks in the apartment there isn't any benefit to getting a splitter installed. Plug in filters will do the job just the same.