Computer Turned Off after Lightning

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Hello friends,

There was heavy rain & lightning last night. I heard a huge thunderclap & my desktop computer suddenly turned off. Till now, it is totally unresponsive & nothing happens even if I press the power button. 

What happened to my computer? 

 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #117816

Computer Turned Off after Lightning

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Hi,

After lightning strike, it might fried your motherboard and this is one of the reasons why your computer won't turn on. You might need to check also the fan of your computer if it's spinning. This cause the computer won't turn on if the fan is not spinning.

Once identified that it's the fan itself is causing it, this needs to be replace. This requires troubleshooting, you need open the computer and replace the fan inside. You may also need to try using different outlet, power surge and see it the computer will start working. The wire might get fried when lightning strike, usually caused by electrical spark. If everything failed, I think you need to bring your computer to an expert to take a look at it.

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Computer Turned Off after Lightning

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When a lightning occurs, this kind of problem arises to many. This is due to the high intensity of lightning and thunder. And there's many reason why your computer can get damaged. Due to the earthing (ground) of the electric supply not correctly done or the electric volts supply inconsistent. And the main thing your computer is not getting on is that

  1. motherboard got affected due to the volts. then the technician should be approached.
  2. the smps system (i.e. switched mode power supply) which is placed inside the CPU got dead. SMPS sends the power supply to the whole CPU. so that might be the problem. And moreover this is what mostly is found in many of the dead computer. Replacing the SMPS system only might get your computer work again. SMPS system is very much cheap then the motherboard.

Hope this has solved your problem.

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