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Lightning strikes and laptop screens


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#1 Dragongirl

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:00 AM

Hello.

I have been away for some time now due to work and family troubles. And yet I come with a somewhat strange question, as it is most likely only here where I can find it. It happened once before, but at the time I had a plugin monitor with a desktop machine. A lightning strike had reverted the colors, turning it off then back on fixed the quirk However; is it possible to do that for a laptop ? restart the machine I mean, and it will be like nothing happened as well ? I am curious about this due to recent lightning storms in my area as of late, and so far nothing has gone wrong.

a nearby lightning strike wont fry my laptop will it ?

my system specs;

Machine maker: Dell, model; Latitude D620
OS: Win XP Pro 64bit
RAM: 1280 GB, HD: 80GB
CPU: Intel coure 2 duo overclocked from 1.66ghz to 2.1ghz

machine runs great, I am merely curious of what I should do when a lightning bolt hits n earby and my screen goes wonky colors

thanks guys!

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:09 AM

I would recommend when you hear a thunderstorm that you unplug your lap top from the outlet and use it while on battery. In the event power does go out your lap top will be safe.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 04:02 AM

a nearby lightning strike wont fry my laptop will it ?


that's depend's on your luck, but usually it will damage something, maybe it will not fry when lightning strike but there is a chance it will fry on the future (because that lightning strike).

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 02:48 AM

What I mean is, my screens color settings, will they go inverted, or go totally inverted from normal appearance ? If so, how do I change the screen settings back on a laptop ? this is what I am mostly curious about

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 12:32 PM

Usually just a restart would fix the colors.




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