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Yep its that time of year again when thunderstorms & lightning are more apt to happen than not. This is also the time of year when you when we see more surge damaged computers and mobile devices.
The easiest way to protect your computer and other electronics is also the most over-looked or taken for granted. The ubiquitous Surge Protector. One of the simplest purchases that can provide protection for some of your most expensive items. Not only your computer but your flat screen TV, your stereo, your game systems. All of these devices are subject to electrical surge damage. Read the rest of this entry »
The Summer Storm season is here! Is your computer ready for it? We at Geek Easy know that its not something that is on every computer owners mind, but it is definitely worth taking the time to protect your investment!
Below are some tips to help protect your computer:
Protect yourself with a surge protector. Cheap power strips don’t cut it. Surge protectors and battery backups should be checked or replaced every few years to make sure they are still providing adequate protection.
If you know that a storm is coming, unplug your hardware, laptops, printers and other electronic devices from all power sources. More computers and other electronics are damaged during storm season due to power surges through modem and data lines — so be sure to also disconnect your DSL or Internet cable cord from the computer.
If your hardware is on the ground of your home or office, be sure to lift them from the floor to protect them from flood damage.
Finally, be sure to backup your data frequently. This way your chance of forever losing important files is greatly lessened.
So keep your eyes to the skies and stay tuned for more info you should know!