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Help! X10-System has a mind of it's of own!
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Post 1 made on Sunday September 12, 1999 at 21:46
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My x10 installation was completed back in April and has been working without a hitch since then.

As the days began to get shorter I reprogrammed my outside lights to come on earlier.

Since then the system has developed a mind of it's own.

With the computer off and all lights off, the system sends a signal to turn the computer on, and run a macro for all highhats at 60%. I shut them and turn off the computer and it turns back on and dims the highhats to 60% again.

I tried to clear the interface, and reload it but the same thing happens.

Anyone know what's up?

Thanks in advance!

OP | Post 2 made on Sunday September 12, 1999 at 23:01
David B
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If the computer wakeup+macro is triggered by an X-10 code, it could be being generated by a neighbor. Two ways... If you have any RF transceivers they might be picking up a RF signal, or the X-10 signal might be just jumping from house to house along the electrical grid. If you have ACTIVEHOME software, you can use it to "find" other house codes in your area being used. "Tools", then "Find other housecodes". Click on "FIND". This will poll all house codes for status, and see if it gets a return.

I had to disable the RF control of my Sony SAT-A4 because no matter what code set I tried, SOMEONE in the neighborhood was using it, seeming ike a being a ghost using my home theater system.

OP | Post 3 made on Monday September 13, 1999 at 07:30
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Dave thanks for the input.

I did enable the home wake-up feature in error which I have since disabled.

This morning the same set of highhats were on again but the computer was not.

I believe the "high hat 60%" macro is being triggered by timed commands in the house. For outside lights go off at 2:30am and the highhats were on at 3:00 this morning.

Any other ideas?


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