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I am off gallivanting around the globe for just over a fortnight and thus my PC wont be used. What's the safest way to leave it?

Plugged in mains on
Plugged in mains off
Completely unplugged

?

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post #2 of 17
Can't get safer than not plugged in thumb.gif
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post #3 of 17
Folding thumb.gif..

...but seriously unplugged
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post #4 of 17
Leave it unplugged.

Never know.... I have had a powersurge before. It only reset my P5K's BIOS atleast.
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In a police station.
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post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy_Clocker View Post

In a police station.

Troll? They'd probably fold off it or use it as a police radio server! tongue.gif

But yes, unplugged and off at the back of the PSU. Put something on it so dust can't settle as easy, and incase someone breaks in put in a dresser or a drawer? (If it fits).

I'm lucky, 'cause if i go away my parents will be home. It's not like anyone could pickup my 25kg HF 932 and run away with it anyway.. (Without being heard at least)

EDIT: Re-Reading this sounds stupid, but it's the best way to be sure! If you're not going to be home for a few weeks you don't know what could happen.. You really would rather not lose your rig (and/or have to claim it on house insurance). Then theres all the data..
Edited by Matt-Matt - 3/5/12 at 2:58am
 
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

Troll? They'd probably fold off it or use it as a police radio server! tongue.gif
But yes, unplugged and off at the back of the PSU. Put something on it so dust can't settle as easy, and incase someone breaks in put in a dresser or a drawer? (If it fits).
I'm lucky, 'cause if i go away my parents will be home. It's not like anyone could pickup my 25kg HF 932 and run away with it anyway.. (Without being heard at least)



Yeah because they won't check that

rolleyes.gif
post #8 of 17
simply put unplug it if you dont need it running..
if you are a folde or want to vpn into itr, then make sure its on a UPS while your away to prevent any damge in the unlike event of a power cut/surge but then again you should do this anyway thumb.gif
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post #9 of 17
ON= Unplug everything connected to the computer, USB devices, screens ect... Not internet.
OFF=Almost same a unplugged, i reckon a massive power surge could dmaage the system, but something on that scale should kill most of the area.
Unplugged. No prblems... The CMOS battery might die but thats it. totally safe.
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post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bodycount View Post

Yeah because they won't check that
rolleyes.gif

Point, but they'd go for something like the TV or audio system then. (If its an amazing telly). 'cause a TV is worth more then Chlothes.

Plus it also makes it less visible to anyone looking around outside.. I don't know, it's also a good place for less dust. (i'm guessing anyway)
 
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