My Pc exploded with all the gusto of a fireworks spectactular this weekend. Bright lights, loads of noises. Took out the power in my flat.
So a call to a friend to let him know I wasn’t comming back online, and after being told how naughty I was for not putting my pc through a surge protector of any kind. ( I know.. and would you believe it I have two basic surge protectors in my desk draw – ) we determined that it looks like I had killed the powerpoint, and killed my PC’s power supply. My lights were back on once I flipped the circuit breaker back.
I was fine to start with – then I got a little anxious – thinking of the consequences of not having a pc – running through my brain – how long could I survive? – When could I get it fixed / replaced – it was only a new PC – I had paid a bit of money for it – its close to christmas – and that I would need to ask someone for help – and no wow – no music, or dvds ( I don’t have a TV because I wouldn” watch it. – and I was frantically thinking what writing have not backed up.
So with the help of my friend to keep me sane – and give me hope that It would be ok, I talked to my brother the next morning, after trying to sleep with knots in my stomach – my brother came over, and pulled my pc power supply apart to see the above.
Killed by a bug. Death by cockroach.
My brother tested to see if his spare ps would power up the pc, ( using a different power point) and and then we went and bought a new Power supply for me and a surge protector board. Even though the board wouldn’t have saved the PC because it came from internally and not my power.
But it works – it’s all good now – apparently incredidibly lucky it didn’t fry anything else. We run it through a 3d mark test to flex it’s muscles a little, and performace was fine.
So I am thanking the tech gods for allowing minimal interrupted pc time.
The lesson – I have no idea how that bug managed to fit in there – . Am extremely glad it doesn’t have any friends.