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Laptop Risk During Electrical Storm...?


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#1 1Bart

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 05:06 PM

Being on a plugged in desktop when a bolt of lightning strikes "nearby" and blacks-out the neighborhood (or hits your house itself)......is certainly a risk to the computer...

Is the risk of damage to the UNplugged laptop any less...?

I would think that the risk would be removed....But I'm not sure.......

Edited by 1Bart, 11 July 2007 - 05:09 PM.


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Posted 11 July 2007 - 05:14 PM

There is no risk to having an unplugged laptop.

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 05:15 PM

Once the laptop power is totally unplugged, there should be no risk.
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Posted 11 July 2007 - 05:19 PM

Only if you're outside holding it when lightning strikes it :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 July 2007 - 06:03 PM

Yeah...Kind of thought so...

Sometimes you just never know....


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