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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by R.Spinks, Nov 26, 2004.

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  1. R.Spinks

    R.Spinks Guest

    My father asked me a question recently for which I had no good answer. Here
    was the problem he described:

    "we had a thunderstorm and before I got to my computer to shut it down a
    lightening bolt killed my electricity for just a second. Everything came
    back on except the monitor on my computer. I have tried to restart it
    several times a day since then but it always remained totally dead, no
    power, nothing. Today it magically came on! Everything is back to normal
    after four and a half days!"

    I can not think of anything that would have lasted that long. My best guess
    would have been blown fuse -- made invalid by fact that it works again by
    itself -- or temporary condition caused by an overtemp (ie. blown diode or
    cap -- wouldn't have resolved itself in days --- hours at best if
    resolvable). Anyone have a possible explanation. I live in a different state
    so I can't do any actual analysis -- just at a loss for possibilities.
  2. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    automatic shut down's have to be reset via yanking the
    AC power for a bit to clear the fault.
  3. Chaos Master

    Chaos Master Guest

    R.Spinks was not found:
    Maybe the monitor "CPU" (which controls things like the on-screen menus
    or digital adjustments) went "locked" and was reset when the monitor was
    left turned off for a while?

    Chaos Master®, posting from somewhere near Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    "... one either has a shit, or not. Do you have yours?"
    ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ --> news, hotter than high-power transistors!

    To reply remove "DEADTOTHESPAMMER" from address.

    NP in foobar2000: Nightwish - [Century Child #03] Dead To The World
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