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Old 01-09-2013, 02:37 PM   #16
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I see the 2 blue wires wired to the line input connections. The only connectikns to the white and black should be the line voltage. Likely ballasts are toast.

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You have the ballast inputs wired to the outputs. You need the incoming power going to the whites and blacks on one side of the ballast.
Just like Tim says disconnect the blue wires we gotta start doing it right.ok the red wire Is wired correctly the problem lies on the other side whrere the blue wires are supposed to go ...you say there's already a black live wire connected here right? In that case disconnect that wire cap it and c9nnecy one blue wire to each connector also get rid of that jumper across the connectors
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:53 PM   #18
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But I wouldn't know where to start with this. Both black wires and both white wires go into a socket on each fixture. You would have to pull those out of the socket, put a new blue wire in each one, and carry the white and black to the ballast. Then how would the next fixture get power? Run a a third wire from the ballast to the next fixture? Do you see the problem here?
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:16 PM   #19
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Where are the wires that supplied power to this fixture? I can see an empty knockout, but no wires.
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I had the same problem a few weeks ago. I understand what ur saying but your are going to have to do some work to make it work.......
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Old ballast used to wire the neutral wire through one or both tubes.
Forget the wire colors on the sockets and wire them just like the diagram.
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The oringal black et white conductors which they go to the tombstone that is the circuit inturpter please disconnect that and cap it off with wirenut and follow the rest with the diagram as it showen on the ballast.

This is a common mistake which I have see some ballast can get toasted up like that so do as I posted or get new tombstone without circuit inturpter in there.

That is the only way you can slove with the slimlines ( they are the only one with CI's beside a handfull oddball size )

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Old 01-10-2013, 08:43 AM   #23
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In the secon picture you posted I see the Blue wires connected to the black and white line in wires along with one other wire in each one. Those black and white line wires need to be connected only to the incoming power feeds. I am surprised that you even get a lamp to light at all with the way it is configured.

As much as I hate to say this, you are in way over your head. I saw the problem in the second picture after looking at it for about 3 seconds. You may want to get someone in there that can help you with this.
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STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Remove every single wire in the fixture. Remove every single wire attached to the lamp holders.
Rewire the ballast and the tombstones (lamp holders) exactly as shown on the ballast drawing.

You have it wired WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You cannot go buy how they were originally wired. Start over or get someone that can follow a simple wiring diagram.
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How they were originally wired is wrong....that's your problem. Wire them exactly like the ballast shows....not how they were.
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the older magnetic style ballasts did run the hot/neutral through the tombstones, those are no longer manufactured, electronic ballasts(what you have) do not wire the same.
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STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Remove every single wire in the fixture. Remove every single wire attached to the lamp holders.
Rewire the ballast and the tombstones (lamp holders) exactly as shown on the ballast drawing.

You have it wired WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You cannot go buy how they were originally wired. Start over or get someone that can follow a simple wiring diagram.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:59 PM   #28
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Didn't anyone read this is the first post?

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The wiring is a little different, but we wired them up the way the diagram says.
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Is it just me, or is there evidence of something getting too hot. Clues....bubling paint on the fixture....one one of those black wires looks like it maybe got a bit too hot.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:24 PM   #30
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Store? Commercial setting? Where are all the regulars who admonish the non-professionals for working on non-residential electricity?

My personal opinion is that after looking at the pictures I'm not sure that I buy the story that one lamp would light. Especially the 2nd picture.

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