Electrical Wiring in the Home/PetSafe Struck by Lighting


RF-1010 board (Mine)
RF-1010 board (Mine)  

RF-1010 board (Others)
RF-1010 board (Others)  
This guy had a similar issue (link below)...
Unit is RF-1010 board is 100-326 Rev3. After the strike I get beeping and no loop light on the loop test.  Power light is on.  Do not see a place to post image. I will try to do it after the note hits the board. There is something missing in the CN2 slot that you can clearly see from the image posted in the link below. It is not a transmitter (I do not think).  I have seen folks by passing the transmitters with wire bypass (guessing that is just attaching wire to the posts). Suggestions? Thanks.


The issues with lighting one of the worst types of surges is you never know what is damaged what is weakened and ready to fail or anyway to find out

If it were mine I would replace the entire board if cost effective  if not replace the entire unit,

Way more than half the time when anything is subjected to a surge from lightning is IF one component is absolutely identified as failed and replacing it is a fix   not long after  something else fails,  

That is why I would either replace the entire board or the entire unit whatever way makes the best cost sense   and move on,   it gets really irritating to replace a piece or part and then the device becomes intermittent in weeks or days or even months   

Then it is back to tearing it down  and more diagnostics,  

These can be expensive and I would at least check and see if insurance is worth a claim   

As to board level fixes from lighting strike damage, I would not guide anyone in that direction,

Just too many unknowns  and repeat repairs  
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