Monday’s (19/05/14) thunder & lightning storm has caused damage to home PCs & routers.
All week we have been hearing of the damage caused by lightning power spikes.
Computer and other circuit sensitive electrical appliances should be connected through a mains surge protector.
However the big problem this week hasn’t been power surge damage through the electrical sockets, but instead through the telephone lines.
One of the telephone masts out towards the South Beach area must have been hit with lightning causing a power spike strong enough to blow internet routers and even computers connected hard wired to the routers.
Almost a week on and some people around the affected area are still without telephone or internet access.
If you are affected you should contact your telephone or internet service provider for updates.