Computer hit by lightning

By Vassal24352 ยท 5 replies
Sep 24, 2002
  1. Computer hir by lightning

    A freind of mine has a problem with his computer, his house got hit by lightning and went through the antenne at the top of his house. From there it destroyed almost every electronic thing in his house (plasma tv, phones, yadda yadda yadda)but the surge protector saved most of his computer.

    k to the problem, before his house was hit he would connect to the internet at 56k, but now it connects at a maximum of 17.3k. I've switched out the modem with mine and a few other ones but it still connects at the slow speed. I have absolutely no clue as to why it connects so slow:confused:
  2. Tweakster

    Tweakster TS Enthusiast Posts: 199

    The harse realitys of life. Hopefully its all insured and also clame for the computer say its brokern, sell current 1 and get a kick arse 1, with new modem.
  3. Vassal24352

    Vassal24352 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    sounds like a plan to me:)
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Call the phone company, chances are that the electricity surge mucked up the phone lines, espically since when you gave him your modem it wouldn't connect fast.
  5. Vassal24352

    Vassal24352 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    ok i'll try that
  6. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 593

    Yes, it is definately a problem which lies much deeper than a modem. I would call more than just the phone company, he may want to try giving the power company and ring and anything else that could have been affected by that jolt of electricity.
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