All surged out.... Take heed

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Dave

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Hi everyone,

Go on, put your hands up if you haven't got a surge protector in your mains supply to your PC - I know someone who didn't.

His PC came to me 'not working' but it gave a little puff of smoke before it died [:0]
The diagnosis, doctor - the Power supply unit had popped it's internal fuse and the hard-drive had melted/sparked out a chip. No other visible or otherwise damage so in went a new unit and drive and still dead. A few more checks and tests and low and behold the motherboard had gone to the great silicone valley in the sky - not sure on the processor (CPU), but it's cooling fan is dead so the chances are it might not be too healthy either. As it is a couple of years old it might as well be upgraded.

All in all a virtual rebuild all from a power surge. so go on then, who hasn't got one [8)]

Dave
 

norm

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ha ha i have 15 from b&q save buying a 1,200 new computer

i coming to get ya teeeeppeeeeeeee
 
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mrfish

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I dont have one but i do have access to tree other comps at home....lol [:I]
 

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ha ha i have 15 from b&q

Same as me, picked up just the plug so you can add it onto the end of any old extension lead. Very useful.

 
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