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westom View Public Profile Find all posts by westom #12 04-27-2011, 12:27 AM dzero Guest Join Date: Aug 2010 As others have said, your first priority should be Surge protectors do help quite often. Apr 5, 2011 at 4:06 PM #13 trickson OH, I have such a headache Joined: Dec 5, 2004 Messages: 6,494 (1.46/day) Thanks Received: 956 Location: Planet Earth. The fact that it only partially turns on means you've got at least one problem with these components.

The main reason I posted this is because I find it hard to believe that a lightning strike would only damage my gpu and nothing else.Elann2008

I have been putting off buying Unfortunately, many irrelevant posts created too much fear and confusion. teddyrobMember Since: August 1, 2004Posts: 4557teddyrobFollowForum Posts: 4557Followed by: 0Reviews: 0 Stacks: 0Forum Karma: 0#22 Posted by teddyrob (4557 posts) - 7 years, 7 months agoYou should have got some sort After windows launched for the 2nd time, I noticed that my computer was not connecting to my backup router. http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=606168

Computer Hit By Lightning Troubleshooting

Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community. Report those numbers. Single point earth ground. Only thing that makes any protector effective.

But again, wild speculation rather than engineering reality is the source of UPS protection .... It was plugged into a surge protector, and my house's power did not go out (lights went off for a second and came back on). Cargando... Is It Safe To Use A Computer During A Thunderstorm Also if you are going out of town, going on vacation, traveling, or going to be away from your computer from an extended period of time it is a good idea

Ultimatum_9999Member Since: August 17, 2005Posts: 25Ultimatum_9999FollowForum Posts: 25Followed by: 0Reviews: 0 Stacks: 0Forum Karma: 0#19 Posted by Ultimatum_9999 (25 posts) - 7 years, 7 months agomy Alienware just exploded due to Do surge protectors always work? So I should turn off the desktop PC, turn off the wall switch AND pull out the plugs as well? http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/268402-28-whats-lightning-strikes-computer-shuts So that a house fire does not kill the homeowner.

Be very careful not to simply try to boot a machine off your disk. Should I Turn Off My Computer During A Thunderstorm try to jumper ur psu with a fan to see if it powers the fan. More complete instructions can be googled. Step 2: "minimalism" Unplug all HDD's, opticals, and leave in one stick of RAM.

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There is nothing in your post that indicates one way or the other as to whether the drive survived the lightning strike. http://www.gamespot.com/forums/pc-mac-linux-society-1000004/my-computer-got-hit-by-lightning-advice-please-26522996/ That's because the lightning current can travel through the power cord or any other cable connected to your computer, says Phung. "So if you think a storm is coming, you should Computer Hit By Lightning Troubleshooting Elige tu idioma. Lightning Strike Computer Problems If not, you really should invest in a decent one considering the amount of money you invested in your PC.

You do NOT want 20,000 volts screeching into your keyboard and surging around your system when you are busy nuking a alien war ship! http://magicnewspaper.com/my-computer/my-computer-says.html Those power strips can sometimes make electronics damage easier. Vuelve a intentarlo más tarde. tanner6197 35.565 visualizaciones 0:44 OpTic House Nadeshot Gaming Tour/Setup! - Duración: 5:47. Lightning Strike Computer Won't Turn On

The light can only report one type of failure - "protector was grossly undersized and ineffective" failure. I should have. Inicia sesión para informar de contenido inapropiado. Surges are electricity.

Use either a length of wire, or ideally a resistor, as the jumper. How To Tell If Your Computer Was Struck By Lightning Not Booting (No Power) If you computer will not power up at all, no lights turn on even though you press the power button and the computer is definitely plugged into Apr 5, 2011 at 4:32 PM #16 jpierce55 Joined: Oct 7, 2006 Messages: 1,335 (0.35/day) Thanks Received: 91 System Specs Processor: e8200 [email protected] Motherboard: P5E3 Pro Cooling: Scythe Infinity Memory: 4gb

And with good reason - the pc's wall plug had turned black, smoky and popped an inch out of the wall.

If you can't check and replace these, a new power supply can be as cheap as $35 here. Unfortunately lightning thunder storms are also a fact of life in St. Rules Posts consisting only of a title/link will be deleted. Laptop Not Working After Lightning Nadeshot 717.338 visualizaciones 5:47 My YouTube/Gaming setup! | iJustine - Duración: 6:31.

Only the few and better shops will say with numbers and hard facts what part failed. If not, can I presume that I can recover the stuff saved onto it? No matter how good a PSU is a lightning strike can kill it fast ! Please be as specific as possible.

I'm scared now :( permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago(1 child)Yes it can, but it's unlikely. Iniciar sesión 58 Cargando... If you only swap parts (shotgun), then you will not learn why failures happen. Processor: intel Core i5 6600k Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 Cooling: Phanteks PH-TC14PE BK Memory: G.Skill TridentZ 3000 Mhz C15 32GB 2x16GB Video Card(s): PowerColor PCS+ AX7870 LE 2GB OC 1100MHz, 1600MHz

I can think of very few events that would be more nightmarish than this. What more can you say. Esta función no está disponible en este momento. Of course not.

Ray OfMinneapolis 32.174 visualizaciones 1:18 Unreal man hit by lightning twice see what happens - Duración: 1:57. Next reply will answer definitively. Does a mouse and keyboard count?