Posted 26 July 2007 - 06:17 AM
Lightning strikes are a real PITA! I've been through several and have found a couple of things to help:
1) Surge protectors on your power AND on the cable/DSL/phone input. I've had components destroyed even with surge protectors because the surge came through my cable.
2) Multiple layers of surge protection - when the lightning hits and blows the surge protector you're left unprotected until the surge protector resets itself or is shut off (this happened at my wife's office - the first strike blew the surge protectors, and the second one a few seconds later blew the computers.
As for what to replace, it can fry your network cards, it can fry your RAM, it can fry other internal components - but the only sure way to tell is to look for strange behavior and troubleshoot it (usually by replacing the component with one that's known to be good).
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