power surge

By jeanetrt
Sep 14, 2005
  1. I have a flat screen monitor. It is about 1 year old. I live in an area effected by the hurricane. When I returned home there is a very thin line thru the center of the screen. Could this be from a power surge?
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

    What a storm! :eek:
    With something as radical as this it very well could've been a
    series of brown outs, spikes, lightening etc..I'm certain many ppl
    left computers on or plugged into outlets/surge protectors.
    Very hard to say.
    What kind of system?
    How is the system behaving otherwise?
  3. jeanetrt

    jeanetrt TS Rookie Topic Starter

    just getting back to computer

    things are really busy here just getting back to checking email. The computer is a hp and the moniter is a mitchok I know I spelled it wrong. I got it at office depot. The computer seems to be running ok. The kids and I left for the strom and left my husband at home. He is in law enforcement and couldn't leave. I had forgotten all about the computer. I called home and had him turn off everything but he didn't unplug the surge protector.

    I will have to have someone check it out so the insurance will pay to fix.

  4. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966


    If thing were shut down then chance are much better that the Pc is OK.
    Some systems have power running thru them even after they are shut down,
    unless the cord has been unplugged. This is for power on features.
    So it may have taken a hit. Some surge protectors warranty agianst
    damage that gets throught them.

    You are welcome here, should you have any problems we can help with.

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