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Old 08-04-2015, 08:50 AM
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I've been seeing a lot of problems like this come in at my store. Most of the time it just takes out the power supply, which is an easy and inexpensive repair. If you'd like to bring it by my store I can certainly tell you what is wrong!
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:11 AM
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Well, I just tried a different power supply after watching a youtube video. And now my computer works! I backed up my important data just incase. The only problem now is the ethernet is not working. I tried my lap top directly connected to the router and it worked. So, i think the router and cable are fine.

Btw - all my other electronics work except a brand new tv. It is under warranty, at least. I should probably have an electrician check out the house wiring...
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:26 AM
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Any SURGE protector you buy or use for a computer and or TV should not only protect you from an electrical surge (where you plug your computer in) but also a surge from the COAX cable (where you first connect the outside COAX line to the surge protector and then to the computer).
Old 08-04-2015, 09:47 AM
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Replace the onboard nic card with a new slot installed one. I am pleased that you were able to repair you compute as I am about ready to retire, closing my computer store because of my age and people like you who can repair their own or just replace with new. It’s been a fantastic 30 years of changes and innovations that I have seen which never seem to stop.
Old 08-04-2015, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Baboon View Post

A couple of days ago, my computer was hit by a surge from a lightning strike in my back yard. The surge came in over the cable line. Comcast has replace the lines restoring my service. However, my computer does not start.

Does anyone have experience with diagnosing which components inside the computer may have been damaged by such a surge? Can it be diagnosed?

I am debating whether to hire someone to diagnose it, and if it is not bad, upgrading certain components. Or do you think it is hopeless? Should i just buy a new pc?
The posts on this thread make a strong case for installing Primary Surge Protection on your electric meter or on your electric panel and Secondary Surge Protection on all expensive and sensitive electronics. Not to be over looked is to route the coaxial cable and telephone lines through a surge protector. Remember - Lightning Loves Technology!
Old 11-16-2015, 08:32 AM
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Sorry my post is probably too Late, However may be of reference to someone else. 90% of the time I found the Power Supply to be the problem. Thanx CD
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