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Lightning Strikes! Now What?


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#1 nerdtekker

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 11:33 AM

So lightning hit my router, and I think it fried my monitor input. Any easy ways to fix this?

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 12:03 PM

Duct tape aint gonna do it.

You'll need to determine exactly what bit the dust and replace it.

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 12:36 PM

Buy a new one.

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 03:22 PM

What exactly are the symptoms that lead you to believe your monitor input is fried, and which input the one on the computer or the one on the monitor. This is an unfortunate example why you should have everything plugged into a surge protector or a power station.

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 03:35 PM

What exactly are the symptoms that lead you to believe your monitor input is fried, and which input the one on the computer or the one on the monitor. This is an unfortunate example why you should have everything plugged into a surge protector or a power station.

Its the input on the computer, and everything was plugged into a surge protector. Methinks it's had it.

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 03:58 PM

1. Does the computer turn on?
2. Do the drives and fans spin up?
3. Does it POST?

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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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