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a thunder burned my laptop mb, is something else burned?


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#1 spiros_makris

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:55 PM

Hello, my laptop power supply and motherboard are burned by a thunder.

the question is if i buy and replace the mb ant the psu, will it work?

or can be more parts damaged, i.e. gpu, ram, monitor, etc  ?

 

 

please help

 

 

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 06:33 PM

Without testing you cannot be certain, but if a lightning strike fried your PSU and motherboard it is a good bet that your GPU and RAM are also fried. You also have to consider the cost implications of replacing these components and the amount of work involved on a laptop. This would make me think fairly hard about a new laptop.

 

What I would do in your position is remove the hard drive and connect it as a slave to another computer to see what data I could salvage off it. You might need to buy a 'caddy' to put it in so you can connect by USB. Caddies are cheap and widely available, see -

 

https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=hard+drive+caddy

 

And when you buy another laptop, or repair this one, I would suggest you buy a surge-arrester plug for it, or unplug it if there is a thunderstorm coming your way.

 

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 12:20 AM

If a thunderstorm caused a surge, you can count on the other components to be fried. If you buy a HDD enclosure, or another desktop nearby, you can have a look and backup files (if possible).


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#4 spiros_makris

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 01:10 AM

ok, thank you 



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 01:11 AM

No problems, let us know if you require any other help, or problems arise. 


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 01:59 PM

This surge went from the primary side of the power adapter's transformer and out the secondary side with enough voltage to fry components on the motherboard.  I would be very surprised if you found much of anything of use on the motherboard.

 

 

Unlike my desktop, you have the option to remove the power adapter and run off of the battery during a thunder boomer.  Doing this would have saved your computer.  I bet you will never forget it. 


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