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Gaming during thunderstorm - did I damage my PC?

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March 16, 2012 12:27:39 PM

I was gaming last night, and since I had headphones on I didn't notice that there was a thunderstorm outside. After about 1 hour, I heard the thunder, and I shut it down normally.

I have my PC connected to a UPS. When I checked the UPS's LCD display, it didn't show any new "Events".

Do you think I damaged my computer by using it during a thunderstorm?
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March 16, 2012 12:33:31 PM

Does your PC still turn on?
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March 16, 2012 12:36:17 PM

If you did the shut down yourself - you should be OK.
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March 16, 2012 12:36:21 PM

silverliquicity said:
Does your PC still turn on?


Yes. I also ran chkdsk on my hard drives and they didn't show any errors.
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March 16, 2012 12:43:31 PM

Your UPS should have protected you during the storm
-> but shutting down was the smart move.
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March 16, 2012 12:44:42 PM

You would have noticed if it got damaged lol
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March 16, 2012 12:46:31 PM

Well it sounds like your PC is fine.

If you had a problems one of the first victims of a lightning would be your power supply.

Just remember a UPS is useless in deflecting or stopping lighting.



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