[mythtv-users] Tricky to diagnose hardware problem

Michael Watson michael at thewatsonfamily.id.au
Sat Jun 2 22:02:09 UTC 2012

On 3/06/2012 7:56 AM, Simon Hobson wrote:
> Damian wrote:
>>> Unless you were running a UPS
> Don't forget that unless you have a double conversion UPS, and very 
> few small units are, then it will offer very little protection against 
> such faults - basically about what a half decent surge protector would 
> give you (not a lot).
>> I was unclear in my original post. The machine in question was 
>> running a USP, and both the USP and the machine's power supply were 
>> killed by the power surge. I have no idea how my other machine 
>> survived, but people all over our small town are getting damaged 
>> pieces of equipment replaced by the electricity company.
> Then it's most likely damaged the main board - I've had that in the past.
If UPS got damaged, and machines PS got damaged, then its very possible 
that motherboard, memory,  hdd and dvd drives, PCI Cards, Video Cards 
also got damaged, if the power company is paying out, try claiming the 
entire box and UPS

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