Lighting hit my PC !!!!

June 24, 2011 at 18:48:08
Specs: Windows XP
My PC was hit by Lighting (ASUS A7V8X-X Socket A 462 w/DDR PC3200)I'm out of work and all I want to do is get a Board to fit my same parts.HELP ME PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!

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June 24, 2011 at 19:04:56
A motherboard replacement may not be all you need. Often a lightning strike will take out several components. You need to check your RAM, power-supply and other parts of the system before locating a MoBo. It may wind up being cheaper buying a new machine.

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June 25, 2011 at 07:24:12
T-R-A is exactly right.

How did you come to the conclusion that you need a new board & nothing else? You need to test ALL your components to see what survived & what didn't, then decide what's the most cost effective move. Obviously your system is very outdated so it may make more sense to either buy a new system or salvaging what you can & do a major rebuild (CPU, motherboard, RAM, etc).

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June 25, 2011 at 09:10:12
Consider putting all of that on a power strip and turn off power when not using it. Good power strips have protection for more than ac they include phone, and coax and ethernet.

Be sure you don't use the computer in a storm. It might have been your last logon.

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