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It lasted about 3 hours (and its still raining) . I did disconnect my pc from electricity , and even plugged out the Modem cables .
Nothing happens when i press the power button . I checked my rig from the inside . Nothing looks fried nor smells burned . What could have happened with it ?

I'm really sad . I just purchased my ram sticks , with my new mobo , and got a new PSU .
What is the most likely component that died on me ? ( i hope not everything )
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The PSU maybe?

This happened to my TV and I had to replace a couple of capacitors.
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post #3 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkslayer7 View Post
It lasted about 3 hours (and its still raining) . I did disconnect my pc from electricity , and even plugged out the Modem cables .
Nothing happens when i press the power button . I checked my rig from the inside . Nothing looks fried nor smells burned . What could have happened with it ?

I'm really sad . I just purchased my ram sticks , with my new mobo , and got a new PSU .
What is the most likely component that died on me ? ( i hope not everything )
So you unplugged everything prior to the lightning, but you still think your rig was fried?

Have you checked to make sure that the reset switch on the power strip didn't accidentally get tripped while you were messing with it? Just double check everything in the power chain. Also make sure the breaker controlling that outlet didn't trip during the storm.
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post #4 of 9
Try plugging into a different surge protector possibly? Def test PSU of components first.
post #5 of 9
Check the circuit breaker? does anything else work on that power outlet?
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaldari View Post
So you unplugged everything prior to the lightning, but you still think your rig was fried?

Have you checked to make sure that the reset switch on the power strip didn't accidentally get tripped while you were messing with it? Just double check everything in the power chain. Also make sure the breaker controlling that outlet didn't trip during the storm.
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Try plugging into a different surge protector possibly? Def test PSU of components first.
I have my old Chieftec750W PSU somewhere here . I will try to find it, and hoop up the system .

And i disconnected my pc after the first few lightning strikes i heard .It still woked when i shut it down .

Be right back
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkslayer7 View Post
I have my old Chieftec750W PSU somewhere here . I will try to find it, and hoop up the system .

And i disconnected my pc after the first few lightning strikes i heard .It still woked when i shut it down .

Be right back
If you didn't notice any surges or hear anything nearby before you unplugged it, it's very likely there's nothing wrong with your rig. Just double check everything.
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post #8 of 9
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I feel dumb . My CyberPower 1500VA Ups has a safety switch that i need to manually turn on after a power surge happens, and it cuts itself off the power grid .
And i'm now halbway disassembling my pc .
Its good i have a fast brain "facepalm"
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Hope that solves the issue. Good luck.
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