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Lightning storm & power went out for about two seconds. PC plugged into surge protector but would not go back on. Found that surge protector blew and was no good. Got another and plugged all back in but PC still would not go on. Opened PC and examined PSU. When I try to turn the PC on the fan in the PSU goes on for 2 seconds and then stops. I'm assuming the PSU was damaged during the lightning storm. What do you say?

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Your reasoning about the switch mode power supply being damaged is probably right.
Bear in mind that this power supply may not be the only thing that may be damaged in your computer.
You won't know for sure until you borrow a power supply and install it into your computer to see if it will work again.

Posted on Jun 18, 2011

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    Chris Hingee Jun 18, 2011

    By the way, some surge protection board come with a connected equipment warranty that covers the cost of damaged equipment in the event of a lightning strike.

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