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Can sudden power outage damage anything?

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I'm not really sure where to ask this but I'm wondering in case of a sudden power outage, is there a chance something in my PC can be damaged?
Edited by calavera - 2/20/13 at 12:48pm
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The only way damage would occur is if there was a spike or surge in power before it went out and your surge protectors failed to protect. As far as the power just getting cut off I don't think it would hurt anything. It would be like just unplugging it from the wall and the pc just loses all power. thumb.gif
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It isn't power outage that will hurt things it is the surge of power when it comes back on that will damage things.
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How can I tell if a surge of power occurs before the outage?
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Originally Posted by calavera View Post

How can I tell if a surge of power occurs before the outage?


If the computer catches on fire! :D
No, if your surge protector does its job, it should fry that instead, or blow a fuse, or flip the switch. Whichever it does, I've never actually had that happen.

Some higher-end surge protectors offer a warranty for everything plugged in in case it fails to protect your stuff from a surge.

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