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Old 04-25-2008, 06:58 PM   #1
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Its thundering out, should I turn my computer off? idk, some people say too, just wondering if its important or not?
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:04 PM   #2
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You probably should, do you have a surge protector on the power cord? I would turn it off.
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:38 PM   #3
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YES! I have had an old PC destroyed by a power surge, definitely make sure you unplug it from the socket and not just turn it off.
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Default Re: Shutting down computer with storms important?

if you recon you will get a powercut and do not have a surge protector then its best to turn it off. although before i got one i was always ok, but theres still a bit of a risk you could damage youre pc. its up to you
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Yeah, if you dont have a quality surge protector, I would definitely turn it off. If you have a surge protector, you are at least somewhat safe but not 100%
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:25 AM   #6
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Don't just turn it off, unplug it from the socket.
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Default Re: Shutting down computer with storms important?

Well, I have a surge protector, and all, but storms over now. I went downstairs to eat, and then left, forgot to come back upstairs and turn it off, lol. It's all good though. Storm only lasted an hour or so.
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you should turn it off. I always advise people they should...................BUT I never do
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You should turn it off even if it's on a surge protector as it does NOT protect against damages from a sudden powerloss that can happen in some storms. The only way I would keep it on is if you have a battery-backup on the system with AVR.
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Old 04-26-2008, 05:18 PM   #10
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I never both when we have a storm, but then again we only get very small storms over here!
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