hit by lightning - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-08-2008, 10:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 111
Default hit by lightning

Today lightning hit close to my house. My computer was on at the time, and shut off when the lightning hit. Now when i try to turn on my computer, nothing happens. Do you think the main problem is the power supply is gone, or the motherboard?

If I was to replace my power supply, are they all the same? My case has lots of lights and fans on it. Would any power supply have connectors for that?


bugabooz is offline  
Old 07-08-2008, 10:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
KSoD's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: hit by lightning


Try cycling the power from the PSU. Turn the switch off and then turn it back on. See if that does anything. If you dont get any kind of flases from teh system then the PSU could be dead or worse.

Most system can use any type of PSU. But if you have a prebuilt like Dell you will have to get a specific replacement.

You will have to find one that can output the type of power you need. To run all your stuff. Not every PSU has a bunch of cables on it.


I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 07-08-2008, 10:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Apokalipse's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,556
Default Re: hit by lightning

Originally Posted by bugabooz View Post
If I was to replace my power supply, are they all the same?
In terms of mounting into a case, in 99% of cases yes.
In terms of quality, and amount of power they can supply, no.

Also, they generally use the same kinds of connectors, some have more than others.
Apokalipse is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
trying to rebuild after a lightning strike stanley drew Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 8 05-07-2008 12:10 PM
Wii Fit to Hit US Q2 2008 Osiris Nintendo 4 04-15-2008 12:46 AM
I've Hit a Wall Da Viksta Overclocking and Modding 3 02-21-2008 03:21 PM
CoD4 Sniping Hit Detection Proof Oreo PC Gaming 8 12-03-2007 12:56 PM
LCD or video card errors after lightning strike? Niels Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 08-18-2007 03:18 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.