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Last night here in texas there was somewhat bad storm pass by. Around 4am I wake up to this loud KAAAVFMFMMFMMMMAASSSZZZZZZZWWWWOWvVVvvvvmmmm thought for sure I was dead or about to be. Needless to say that noise was lightning or goku spirit bombing my house. In result

A: My house
B: A Transformer near me.

Was struck......

I have my pc, on a surge protector and let me tell you. IT DIDNT DO IT everything in my room is dead or completely ruined/.


RIP




PC is done. Wont even turn on. Im to depressed to try out each part to see whats still good.

feelsbadman frown.gif((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( (27 inch acer LED also gone)
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post #2 of 16
I take all the stuff from your loop, since you cant rlly use it...
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post #3 of 16
Get ahold of the surge company and see if you can get an insurance claim since they usually cover up to so many joules.
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post #4 of 16
Yeah - three things,

1- I got busted for just using pound signs to sensor swear words- so def just edit that smile.gif

2- The surge protectors usually have some guarantee that you can call them and get reimbursement- that said its usually a major pain. Instead Home owners/Renters insurance is your friend.

3- Test all you components!!! You may find that it's just one thing.

A few years back lightning hit my parents house- friend loads of stuff- including my newly built gaming pc (at the time, a 775 build with a GTX280 and one of the few nVidia nforce 790i FTW edition motherboards. The homeowners insurance stepped in and said not to worry- they would pay for a full replacement of everything, so long as I had proofs of purchase- AND (better yet) if the item wasn't for sale any longer OR a more "modern" equivalent was available for the same price- they would happily pay for that too.

I ended up buying $1600 worth of new parts (because I had no clue what was wrong with the computer at the time and they had offered to replace it in full :>) - got a GTX480 even- it rocked.

Ironically- as it turns out I started testing those parts later on- and the only thing that wasn't fully functional was the motherboard-.... everything else- 650Watt PSU included was doing exactly what it was supposed to (and still is- I use the GTX280 on an old pc form sister.).

Anyhow- random story bro :> lol
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post #5 of 16
I wonder if an MSI Lightning can handle a strike thinking.gif
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post #6 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Legonut View Post

I wonder if an MSI Lightning can handle a strike thinking.gif

drum.gif badum TSH
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post #7 of 16
Glad this didnt happen to me lastnight.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Legonut View Post

I wonder if an MSI Lightning can handle a strike thinking.gif

biggrin.gif
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Ouch i had this happen to me a few years back fried my cable modem, a 32inch 1080P tv at the time was a 600usd tv and all our phones and my motherboard but nothing else in my pc got killed just the motherboard. Home owners gave me 550 on the tv and paid to replace the motherboard along with having someone take the trees down that got hit and ligthing killed we did have to pay the first 500 tho. And all my stuff was on surges to my tv was even on a good surge but im pretty sure lighting came thru the cable line and got my tv and cable modem probly why the motherboard died to but nothing else.
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post #10 of 16
You should have gone with the msi lightning instead of the asus matrix cards.

This should be a good time to call the surge protection company.

Don't be so quick to judge everything. Since your PC does not turn on, the lightning could have only damaged your power supply.
Edited by Captain1337 - 3/10/13 at 5:10pm
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