[SOLVED] PC dead after power surge - help?

Matt3828

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So, my pc died after a power surge, despite being plugged into a surge protector, grounded outlet, etc. (Im assuming the motherboard is also dead, hopefully nothing else lol) I bought a new PSU and still nothing, however I did notice something. The new PSU makes a suuuuper quiet high pitched noise (almost silent to the naked ear), which im assuming is coil whine. Whenever I press the power button, it gets a little bit louder. Is this possibly a good sign or? Thanks and regards :)
 

geofelt

Titan
Most surge protectors have self destruct protection.
On a power surge, the protection is damaged or gone.
As above, try a direct connection to the wall.
A cheap surge protector will not protect against many power issues.
If you can, use a UPS. Better yet, put a quality power protector in front of the ups.
It is likely, more than you might want to spend though:
https://www.amazon.com/SurgeX-SA-82-Flatpak-Surge-Eliminator/dp/B00DWPMRBA
 

geofelt

Titan
Most surge protectors have self destruct protection.
On a power surge, the protection is damaged or gone.
As above, try a direct connection to the wall.
A cheap surge protector will not protect against many power issues.
If you can, use a UPS. Better yet, put a quality power protector in front of the ups.
It is likely, more than you might want to spend though:
https://www.amazon.com/SurgeX-SA-82-Flatpak-Surge-Eliminator/dp/B00DWPMRBA
 

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