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Old 06-12-2005, 09:42 PM  
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****ing lightning...

OK, so I come back home to get a call from my dad that the computer got fried during the storm. Now when I push the power button on, nothing happens. Also, when I plug it into an outlet, you can hear a slight ticking sound that slowly dies off when I unplug it. What could be ****ed?
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Old 06-12-2005, 09:46 PM   #2
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Could be anything. Try replacing the power supply first. If that doesn't work your motherboard and possibly other components are ****ed.
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Old 06-12-2005, 09:47 PM   #3
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Could be anything. Try replacing the power supply first. If that doesn't work your motherboard and possibly other components are ****ed.
Yeah, I'm getting a new one tomorrow. It's a bitch not having my "good" computer.
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:02 PM   #4
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Your hard drive could be ****ed as well as any component on the motherboard.

I lost my first hard drive this way.
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:16 PM   #5
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:25 PM   #6
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I have one, a "Power Center".
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:25 PM   #7
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I have one, a "Power Center".
Maybe it offers some insurance against loss of equipment due to lightning. You should check into it.
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Old 06-13-2005, 12:19 AM   #8
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Maybe it offers some insurance against loss of equipment due to lightning. You should check into it.
Heh, thanks, it's really old though and I don't know where the papers are. I'll definatelly look into it that, though.

Another question: I have a really old power supply (150 watt ), can anything bad happen from using it to troubleshoot?
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Old 06-13-2005, 01:00 AM   #9
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Heh, thanks, it's really old though and I don't know where the papers are. I'll definatelly look into it that, though.

Another question: I have a really old power supply (150 watt ), can anything bad happen from using it to troubleshoot?
yeah... like nothing will work.
150w rofl is right. not enough juice.

dude, if your machine got fried by lightning, you're pretty much
looking at replacing everything. your CD drive(s) might still
function, and you might be able to get a HD reformatted,
but mainboard and pci/agp cards are more than likely toast. those
12v boards weren't meant to handle 10000v... cripes a static charge
will even fry them, so you can imagine what a lightning $trike will do.

sorry to hear it and good luck.
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Old 06-13-2005, 01:26 AM   #10
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yeah... like nothing will work.
150w rofl is right. not enough juice.

dude, if your machine got fried by lightning, you're pretty much
looking at replacing everything. your CD drive(s) might still
function, and you might be able to get a HD reformatted,
but mainboard and pci/agp cards are more than likely toast. those
12v boards weren't meant to handle 10000v... cripes a static charge
will even fry them, so you can imagine what a lightning $trike will do.

sorry to hear it and good luck.
Well, I just tried the older power supply. It was my bad, it turns out the older PS was 250W - not 150W, the one that got fried was 300W (so 50W difference between old and current). I tried turning my computer on and all it did was, what it looked like, kept restarting itself over and over with no signs of life (i.e. the monitor light stayed orange).

This is such a bitch, I just upgarded this mother****er last summer with a XP 3000+ (before the 64 days), new mobo and a 180 Gig HDD.
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Old 06-13-2005, 07:56 AM   #11
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Try replacing the motherboard.
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Old 06-13-2005, 08:52 AM   #12
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Good surge protector with insurance policy worth it.

Does your homeowners policy cover it?
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Old 06-13-2005, 12:03 PM   #14
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you can get a power surge through the phone/cable connection for the internet.

that way it bypasses the surge protector


when the thunder boomers start i try to remember and unplug my computer completely ... disconnect the phone/cable line etc.
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:29 PM   #15
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