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Old 05-17-2005, 10:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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coudlnt he get that covered by some sort of insurance?

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Old 05-17-2005, 11:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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may have something to do with the fact that I live in Cali

we dont have lightning storms here so it sounds stupid
I dont even use a surge protector

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Old 05-17-2005, 11:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm hooking a router up tomorrow, would that act as a defacto surge protector for my cable connection?
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Old 05-18-2005, 08:02 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Well a router would depend, I say you could fry it with lightning, and maybee the PC's will live.

I am suprised the cable modem just didnt die though...

Personally I would rather have dammage to my computer than my router.

Also, I betya it's just a power supply problem. However dell power supply's are propertiary and cost a fortune. If it's a decent computer, I would start with a new power supply \ case \ mobo combo instead of buying a dell power supply.

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