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Windows 7: Did the storm/lighting cause damage to laptop in this situation..,?

15 Dec 2013   #1

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Did the storm/lighting cause damage to laptop in this situation..,?

I live in the UK and last night we had a storm/lighting which in this country its very rare to get one. I was up in my room playing a game with the room light turned off and while I was playing I seen a sudden flash(camera flash) ,coming from outside the windows(my blinds were all closed as its night time), I thought it was just someone using their camera so I took my headphones off and heard heavy rain clattering against the window.

My laptop was plugged in to wall outlet charging and has a surge protector, also I was using WI-FI and the router is downstairs. I seen 2 lighting flashes in total and then after 5 minutes the storm has ended. My laptop is facing the wall but the window is facing infront of the laptop so when I noticed the lighting flash, I can clearly see the flash bright.

The laptop is working normally as usual and the router didn't get disconnect or anything bad (touch wood) but I am uncertain/worried if the lighting flash/storm did damage the laptop screen/Hardware components since I read somewhere that a camera flash could damage the laptop screen , mines is a Matte screen.

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15 Dec 2013   #2

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It didn't damage the laptop at all!! Only a direct hit by lightning damages it.
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 Did the storm/lighting cause damage to laptop in this situation..,?

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