Keeping Pc on during Lightstorm

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  1. sysfilez

    sysfilez Welcome To The Jungle

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    I wanted to know is it safe to keep my pc running when we are having thunder light storms? how will it affect my pc. i generally unplug my cable conn. to tv tuner card.
     
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    wizrulz GUNNING DOWN TEAMS

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    if its near window then yes ..switch it off...else doesnt matters ;)
     
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    It is by all means safer to shut down, pull off the mains plug and disconnect the modem/router. We cant say when the lightning strikes near. Four years back, my Mobo, SMPS, external dial up modem, UPS and Fridge were damaged by a single lightning. Whether it is near to or far from a window does'nt matter at all!
     
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    I keep my PC running....and i pay the price by having to buy a new Ethernet card every monsoon :rolleyes:
     
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    u scare me buddy coz usually i keep my pc running wen it thunderstorms. i will try and keep it off during those time. tnx 4 the suggestions.
     
  6. Rollercoaster

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    NO NO NO

    i have had my motherboard, tv tuner, adsl modem, Tv set, telephone burnt due to a lightening strike near my home... even thru a spike a buster!
    luckily it was al under warrenty.
     
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    techno_funky da' Ťurntable ruleth

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    You really have to ask Sourabh(mod) here about this. :p
     
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    what do you mean?
    even your a mod...
     
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    Rollercoaster -The BlacKCoaT Operative-

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    i think he means abt the issue....
    got nothing to do with being a MOD
     
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    Ah painful memories. Been at the recieving end of this more than a couple of times. Fried network cards, a tv tuner, gfx card, switch, router -I hope I am not missing something. The power fluctuations during lightenings have even managed to burn the laptop AC adaptor and the circuitry inside two times in a gap of 3 days too. Luckily both the times I was working on the desktop PC and my laptop had been switched off. Needless to say I hate rains, I hate thunderstorms, I hate the lightenings along with it. I unplug every cable from the PC in such cases.
     
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    Dont hate them. Switch off your PC and get some time to be with nature. The reason for many of todays maladies are that we are going away from nature. Find some time to enjoy the rains, lightnings etc. You will never regret it.
     
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    Wouldn't be here much if I liked the nature so much. I am not the person who goes dancing around bushes, enjoying the rains and dancing in the lightnings. Never was. Best I could do and did was to unplug the computer and wait for things to get back to normalcy. I hope not being with nature doesnt make me a loser.
     
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    last time lightning caused destruction, my cordless phone went bust but the D-link external dialup modem survived the "shock". (that was in 2001).
     
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    Just Switch Off & Pull ur Power & Lan Cables
     
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    i really love wen it rains along with lightening, i keep my pc on during tat time coz i listen to songs. its very romantic.
     
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    There are quite a few So(a)urabhs here
    1 being the mod another the new MVP saurabh theres another user by the name saurabh, so that is why i specifically mentioned the mod sourabh :p .
     
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    DukeNukem Come get Some

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    we at faridabad haryana dont have Ele supp. during that period coz Govt. here love us and is helping us to keep our comp. turned off (LOL)
     
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    wat a lovely government dere. i think all the power cords & tv cable must be disconnected thats tyhe safest way to enjoy rains....lol
     
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    i just wanted to add one more thing, is it still risky to run pc during lightstorm even thou its powered thru a good UPS?
     
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