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#1 JSkater

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 10:31 PM

Here we go (I'm typing this on my family's Dell Dimension 4300):

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Today, I was on the net as usual on my PC in our basement. Later this afternoon, we had a REALLY cool thunderstorm. In the midst of this, I (stupidly) forgot to unplug my computer from the house current (I don't have a surge protector, go figure). What this resulted in was a HUGE power surge and now I'm short a 300w power supply( :P ). I'm going to the shop tomarrow morning, to see how much a new one will cost. One last thing:

Fuck you, Mother Nature.

Fuck you. ^_^


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#2 VoLT

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 11:59 PM

I feel you, bro. The same thing happened to my PS2 and the fuckers at Sony charged me $99 to repair it (and took 2 months to repair it, at that). Surge protectors should be free or something.
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#3 cxwq

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Posted 30 June 2004 - 12:11 AM

Surge protectors should be free or something.

The good ones are free. They pay for themselves the first time you have a surge and it doesn't fry your hardware.

It's the cheap-ass 'power strips' that you get in a two-pack for $10 at Wal*Mart that cost you. Those won't do shit vs. an electrical storm.

Newegg has good Belkin strips for $18.19. I have about 10 of those around the house.
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#4 reversedracula

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Posted 30 June 2004 - 01:05 AM

Bummer. I always go to batteries whenever it's storming massively. Good luck with dealing with all that natural disaster.
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#5 Ice Nine

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Posted 30 June 2004 - 09:16 AM

L.A. doesn't get many thunderstorms, and I don't think that a power surge would really be a problem for my family; we all have laptops! Hell, mine is usually unplugged anyway.

Yeah, we have about three high-quality surge protectors in our office. The sad part is that every single friggin' space on them is completely filled, and its all my dad's stuff.
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#6 JT Nerf Girl

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Posted 30 June 2004 - 09:13 PM

Not really storm related, but my hard drive in my computer died a few weeks ago. That really sucked.
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#7 JSkater

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Posted 30 June 2004 - 09:57 PM

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#8 Spectre2689

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Posted 01 July 2004 - 12:07 PM

Not really storm related, but my hard drive in my computer died a few weeks ago. That really sucked.

I have horrible memories of hard drives dying on me. Like my IBM piece of shit behind me that fried the HD three times in one year. This year it's only on one though. I'm smarter now and don't use that computer. I don't think I've had anything blow up because of a surge though, that must suck.
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#9 Alexthebeast

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Posted 01 July 2004 - 01:02 PM

Heh, I have surge protecter on my coffe machine. I thrive off of it.
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#10 ompa

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Posted 01 July 2004 - 01:04 PM

Coffee machine eh? Why are so many people addicted to coffee? My god, one of my friends is a WITCH if she doesn't have her coffee.

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#11 Katachi

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Posted 01 July 2004 - 02:58 PM

Not really storm related, but my hard drive in my computer died a few weeks ago. That really sucked.

I can top that:

I had a 20 gig HD die recently that had every episode of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and 6700 Supernintendo ROMS. I found a place to download EVERY SINGLE GAME AND ROM FOR THE SUPER NINTENDO/FAMICOM and it's all gone! :( 10 gig of snes roms.... gone....
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#12 taita cakes

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 07:53 AM

Damn Yankies.

Australia runs on a 240V power supply.

American runs on a 120V? power supply. [I can't remember exact]

Yet, they still manage to systematically arse-fuck themselves.


Ohh, by the way Katachi, that was god's way of saying, "... grow the fuck up".
Pffffft, SNES, im still laughing.
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#13 Crankymonky

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 11:15 AM

Taita, you still have much to learn...SNES and NES will always rule the world, until those 76000 in one get good controllers.
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#14 JSkater

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 01:19 PM

Thou shalt not disseth on SNES. If thou hast disseth, thou shalt have thou arse kickst.

Yeah.

Kickst.
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#15 taita cakes

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Posted 05 July 2004 - 03:25 AM

Yes Sir.
No Sir.
Three Bags Full Sir.

Heh, SNES :rolleyes:
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