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    Laptop not working after Lightning struck outdoors

    I have a lenovo Ideapad laptop with an Intel Dual Core Processor and 1GB of RAM. My laptop was plugged on when lightning struck outdoors. Now my laptop is not working. I gave the laptop to a service center for repairs. Since the warranty is expired, they told me that I have to pay for the service. They advised me to sell the laptop as soon as possible as it will get damaged easily in future. What should I do now?



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    Re: Laptop not working after Lightning struck outdoors

    Your laptop was damaged after one of its connected wires passed the surge to it after being hit by lightning. Since the service center personnels are advising you to sell the laptop, it looks like your laptop is damaged seriously. I will also suggest you to sell the laptop because the damage by lightning is usually considered dangerous and effective and can ruin the overall life of the laptopís component. Although the service center will repair your laptop but still you will not get the quality that you were using. Before selling the laptop, make sure that the customer have proper knowledge of the damage and the cause of damage.
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    Re: Laptop not working after Lightning struck outdoors

    Hi buddy,
    I am afraid your vendors have mentioned the correct and apt for you right now. As you may see that since you had your laptop plugged to the socket, and the lightning had electrically charged ions in it, it struck your building's electric wire distributions, and your machine got disturbed. I have seen people using laptops during torrential rain but without keeping it plugged. In that case the laptops mostly are not affected at all. But in your case it not only got disturbed but also damaged, so temporary repair may provide you temporary workable solution.But this would not remain the same for a long time. You may have to service your laptop multiple times and this would ultimately need a lot of money and after a certain period of time you will see that the amount of money, you needed all together just to service and repair your laptop, much lesser amount of money would have costed you for getting a fresh one. So it would be a wise decision to buy a new one. I would ask you to check for other models than DELL models like that of Lenovo or Samsung. These are also good and handy. Good Luck.

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    Re: Laptop not working after Lightning struck outdoors

    hi there,

    As you told that the service center person personally advised to sell the laptop, you should go for it.

    There's nothing left for you if the lightning might have damaged the laptop's motherboard, or important part..

    I also recommend you to sell it.

    thank you..!!

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    Re: Laptop not working after Lightning struck outdoors

    hello,

    Close lightning strikes can generate a voltage spike in wires even if the strike didn't actually hit the wire. Modems, network cards are the most common failures. Of course if your laptop took any voltage (while charching) directly from the strike, then it can be damaged.

    If the customer care service has told that it cause problem in future and now when its not in its warranty period, it can cost you a lot as getting electronics device repaired can be very pricey.

    So its better to get a new one, with some more extra money .

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    Re: Laptop not working after Lightning struck outdoors

    hiii my friend...sorry to hear that your laptop was struked by lightening.
    As the service center professionals said , you should immediately sell you laptop because by the lightening most of the parts of your laptop are severely damaged.
    As you mention that you warranty period has expired, it will cost you a lot of money to fully repair your laptop.
    So i am also suggesting you that instead of reparing it, sell it asap and by a new laptop and from now on turn of your laptop and other electronic equipments in your house during lighting..

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    Re: Laptop not working after Lightning struck outdoors

    Your laptop might have seriously damaged due to lightening.
    So, after repair also you can not able to get the perfect one that you are using before.
    It is advisable that you will sell your laptop.
    As your warranty period has also gone, it will cost you a lot to replace the hampered parts due to lightening.
    Also if you want to repair it then also you need to service this laptop for multiple times.
    This will cost you a lot.
    So, sell it.

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    Re: Laptop not working after Lightning struck outdoors

    dear::'

    Your laptop was damaged after one of its connected wires passed the surge to it after being hit by lightning. Since the service center personnels are advising you to sell the laptop, it looks like your laptop is damaged seriously. I will also suggest you to sell the laptop because the damage by lightning is usually considered dangerous and effective and can ruin the overall life of the laptopís component. Although the service center will repair your laptop but still you will not get the quality that you were using. Before selling the laptop, make sure that the customer have proper knowledge of the damage and the cause of damage.

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    Re: Laptop not working after Lightning struck outdoors

    Hi friend,
    Might be most of the board has damaged due to lightning effect so as suggest by the service center sell your laptop as soon as possible
    Before selling once show it another private service center and get the required information and then sell the laptop
    Lightning effect will seriously damage the total part
    and my opinion will also be sell it as soon as possible

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