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Power outages, lightning, etc

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Post by harrygiovanni on Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:54 pm

I don't know where to post this, so please forgive me if this isn't the best place. This might be a stupid question but yesterday during a brief but powerful lightning storm, a big crack of lightning blew out the power in my apartment (probably the whole street) while I was using my computer. Naturally, the computer shut off. This is a brand new computer and I am OCD so I wanted to ask whether my computer could have suffered any damage as a result of the power outage.

My computer is plugged into a Belkin surge protector and it seems to be running fine but I want to make sure if there are any steps I should take, or if I am worrying about nothing. thanks a lot.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:26 am

Hello,

If the computer is running fine now, there shouldn't be any problem because of the surge protector. If it were to be affected by the voltage spike it probably wouldn't boot now, as the power supply might be toasted.


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Post by harrygiovanni on Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:29 am

Thanks for your answer. I read a bunch of stuff online but I trust you guys since you've helped me so many times. I worry a lot. Thanks!

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