We get a lot of computers in our Monroeville, Alabama computer repair shop that have been damaged by either lightening or a power surge. Usually a power supply replacement is all that is needed. Sometimes we need to replace the Ethernet port. And then there are a few that have motherboard damage. The photo above shows a chip that was damaged by a power surge (see that hole in the black square?)
Even with surge protectors, lightening can sometimes damage your system but usually the damage is not as bad when you have the extra protection. Afternoon thunderstorms will increase with our summer season, so go grab a surge protector and maybe I won’t have to take a photo of your lightening damaged motherboard 🙂
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