Is it okay to use your computer during a thunderstorm?

Answer Best/safest way would be to unplug from the wall. When lightning hits it looks and follows pathways. So if your pc is not plugged in it can't be zapped. Ignore this tip and you may as well go fly a... Read More »

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Is it safe to use a computer during a thunderstorm?

Do you unplug your computer during a thunderstorm ?

A thunderstorm is approaching! Do I really need to shut off my computer?

It's the recommendation that you unlplug completely from the wall if it's a very strong electrical storm. If you're using a surge protector though, then you're fine.

Why do people say you should shut off your computer during a thunderstorm?

If lightning strikes and a power surge is sent through your house, your computer will fry. If the computer is on, it means data can get corrupted and everything since the hard drive is spinning and... Read More »