I had done pretty well rewiring a number of normal outlets in my house. However, I managed to mess up the first switched outlet I tried to do.
The box had one wire coming in on the left (same side as the switch in the room), with one black and one white wire. Another went out the right side of the box, also with one white and one black. The box itself was grounded as all the others had been.
I noticed when I first opened the receptacle that one brass terminal had a white and a black on it. I believe it was the bottom one. There was a single white wire going to the silver terminals. The top outlet was controlled by the switch.
The problem is I dont recall which was paired with which. I havent been able to find a wiring diagram which matches what I have. Can someone walk me through how to put this back together?
Edit: so the answer was what we needed. However it turned out when we flipped the switch the first time with incorrect wiring we broke something in the ancient switch. A quick trip to Walmart later and we now have a working circuit.
Thank you so much!