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lostintrans 10-03-2007 12:21 PM

thunder and lightning then throw out???
 
Hi there,
i hope someone can sort out this problem for me ive spoke about this problem before but did not know about one piece of crutial info - so the PC in question is totally dead - now we think there was a thunderstorm in the area since last use but i have a surge protector connected which i got with the computer
- should this not have protected it?
- now both the power supply and HD are still fine
- if a powersurge due to lightning was the issue would the powersupply not have gone first??
i have also had a close look at the motherboard and found what looks like a burnt out component which i have taken pics of, PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED PHOTOS - is this the problem and if so, is it fixable??
any help anyone can give would be very appreciative!!

lostintrans 10-03-2007 12:25 PM

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steve771 10-09-2007 10:04 AM

A surge protector won't protect against a direct lightning strike. It's more for the power fluctuations the power company sends out.

NothingsLevel 10-10-2007 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steve771 (Post 67189)
A surge protector won't protect against a direct lightning strike. It's more for the power fluctuations the power company sends out.

And to truly protect against those, you really ought to have a UPS with line conditioning.


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