Need help to fix a five arm ceiling light to three wires

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  1. Tenerife133

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    Hi

    I need help to fit a five-arm B & Q Albany chrome plated ceiling light in my bedroom, I have 4 blue wires, 4 brown wires and 1 yellow wire on this light and from the ceiling I have 1 yellow wire and 2 black wires. I have put the 4 blue wires together and the 4 brown wires together and put each set of wires into one hole each of the 4 hole connector and the 1 yellow wire into one other hole on the connector that came with the ceiling light. I them put the yellow wire from the ceiling into the 4 hole connector opposite the yellow wire in the light fitting and 1 black wire from ceiling into connector opposite the set of blue wires and the other black wire opposite the set of brown wires but the light is not working, I even swapped the black wires over but still nothing.
    I had to put the old ceiling rose back because my hall, kitchen and living room ceiling lights would not work but now I have put the old ceiling rose back the bedroom light won't work but I have the hall, kitchen and living room ceiling lights are working. Could someone advise me, is something wrong with the wires from the ceiling or is something wrong with the wall switch in the bedroom. I would be very grateful for any help as soon as possible. Thank you.
     
  2. PrenticeBoyofDerry

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    Are you sure there are no red cables at ceiling?
    By yellow, do you mean yellow and green?
    Posting photos may help!
    Do you have any means of safe testing?
     
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    No there are only three wires coming from the bedroom ceiling 2 black and 1 yellow not green and yellow which I expect usually to be the earth.
    No I have no means of safe testing.
    Do up think if I swapped the yellow wire with one of the black wires it would work.
    I always switch of the electricity totally when I fit a new light or do anything electrical.
     
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    Really need to test for voltage and continuity.
    At least one cable has not been correctly identified, so would be hard to offer sound, safe advice.
     
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