06:22AM | 11/01/02
Member Since: 10/31/02
5 lifetime posts
upon inspection, i found that the outlet has no ground connection. I am wonder if that is blamed for pc monitor burned out.


06:47AM | 11/01/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Lack of a ground makes your equipment much more susceptible to lightning and other static discharge.
Of course, there's no way to prove that's what happened to yours, but before you replace it, I suggest you upgrade the outlet. If you can't do that (maybe you're renting?) then at least use a surge protector.


01:04PM | 11/01/02
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
A surge protector won't do you any good if you don't have a ground. Unless you were hit by lightning or a severe power surge the missing ground is not the cause of your burnt out monitor.


03:47PM | 11/01/02
Member Since: 08/19/02
29 lifetime posts
If your CPU is plugged into the same circuit it, too, would most likely be zapped by a spike or surge.

And it might not be electrical at all. PC monitors are like TVs -- they occasionally just drop dead.


08:03PM | 11/04/02
Member Since: 10/31/02
5 lifetime posts
Thanks for enlightment.


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