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Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be glad to assist you. Do you have a 2 wire voltage tester?
I want you to test one of the dead outlets as follows.
1) hot to neutral for voltage
2) hot to ground for voltage
3) neutral to ground for voltage.
If none of those tests indicate voltage, test the neutral to ground for continuity. Let me know the results.
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A non contact tester isn't the tester required for this type of problem. You'll need a 2 wire voltage tester. I need voltage and or continuity readings.
Very good. Let me advise you that the loose wire or bad connection doesn't have to be in a dead outlet. It could and 50% of the time is in a working outlet ahead of the first dead one. Make the test so we'll know what we're looking for. The non contact test is only good for telling if there is a hot wire, but could pick up a false signal from adjacent wiring. I call it a fools tool.
Glad you appreciate my humor. One thing I should mention. If you have outlets that are wired using the push back connections and not the screws, that will no doubt be the reason for the failure.
Tell me the readings on each test.