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Computer/Motherboard Issues In the last couple of months, we have had a circuit breaker blow in our living room when we plug in and turn on our vaccuum. Although our computer is plugged into a surge protector on the same circuit, we have since experienced different problems with the computer itself. First time the circuit breaker blew, our power supply went out on the computer. We have since replaced it. Since the second time the circuit breaker blew, we had more major problems with the computer. We were recently told our motherboard needed to be replaced. Now our computer was working fine before all this started with the blown circuit breakers in our home. What I am wondering is, would the circuit breaker blowing out be the reason our motherboard is damaged on our computer?

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Buy a circuit protector for just ur computer and call a electrition

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