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Would pc damaged from lighting or the like turn on at all?

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I'm considering purchasing a pc from someone but won't have a way to plug it in to make sure it isn't fried. I'm purchasing it to part out. They claim the HDD quit being recognized and that's why they're selling it. I do have a power inverter for my car though and wondered if I could rule out lighting damage by getting it to turn on?

I just want to able to check that it's not totally fried.
 
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Turning it on wouldn't rule everything out. Unless you fired it up and put it under some basic stress I would rule anything out to be honest.

Maybe take a HDD with you and fire the rig up and run a couple quick tests on the PC make sure it works 100%.

Unless of course it's some insane deal that even if only 1 part works you still make money.

I had this issue happen to me, I bought a PC from a friend and it turned out the motherboard had some serious issues. I could boot into windows etc. but after running for a period of time it would just BSOD and lots of small problems would occur.
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Lightning hit a tree that's about 25 feet from my house and our main breaker blew, shook the house and caused our phone fall off the wall and it fried our charter modem and converter box for the phone..

All thee PC's in the house were fine...
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