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Did my computer get fried?

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#1 Walter Jones

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 10:47 PM

Yesterday there was a bad storm with alot of lightning, when I got home from work my computer nor my modem were working. I unplugged the overnight and tried this morning and still they were not working. I went around my apartment and resest all of the switches and the plugs, and I reset my breakers. I can't understand what happened to my computer or modem because both of them are plugged into a surge protector? I also notice that when I plug in my computer the light on the motherboard comes on then turns off after a couple of seconds, I also tried reseating the battery on the motherboard and still nothing happens! Does anybody have any ideas??

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#2 fairjoeblue


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Posted 20 July 2009 - 01:02 AM

It sounds like your stuff is the victim of a lightning strike somewhere.

The kind of surge protectors most people use aren't as good as most think.

You may get lucky & put a new power supply in your computer & it still work .
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