Suppose it's pretty obvious that a circuit is dead (no power
in a several adjacent wall-sockets in a room nor to the nearby ceiling
But plenty of power at the *other*
outlets in that room, and also
other ceiling lights too.
Looking at the house's main panel (full of circuit-breakers), *none*
of them seem to be "thrown" -- they all seem to line-up vertically
ok, none showing "red".
QUESTION: Is that seeming non being-thrown of a breaker pretty much
that whatever happened to deaden the circuit, was NOT
Equivalently, is it pretty much guaranteed that flipping the
breaker back and forth a few times cannot *possibly*
to that circuit?
(Admitted, these questions are a bit strange -- but I'm actually
having a "discussion" about this very topic, re whether the suggestion
to shut down the computers in the house, and then start flipping
circuit-breakers back and forth, is TOTAL IDIOCY.)
I decided to defer (?) to what the experts here said...