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Just read Aeshir's b***h-fest, I can top that Answered

Lightning hit my tree, everything that is wireless and powered in my house got knocked out permanently, this includes: flat panel tv, 2 CRT tv, nintendo wii, wiimotes, every cordless phone, every clock radio, and my cheapo router

everything that was unplugged and without batteries in them was fine, also things that are not wireless are fine, there was no surge or anything

I don't know how badly it affected my neighbors

and finally, some pics

http://s156.photobucket.com/albums/t31/frank26080115/Lightning%20Strike/?action=view&slideshow=true

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trebuchet03
trebuchet03

13 years ago

I highly doubt things were killed over wireless... Rather strange though... Unless there was some emf damage.

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frank26080115
frank26080115

Reply 13 years ago

well my computer and other stuff is fine, and i don't even use surge protectors

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

13 years ago

. It was probably the wireless bases (plugged into the wall) that got zapped. Eg, the handsets for the phones that weren't in their cradles probably escaped any damage. Just a guess.

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frank26080115
frank26080115

13 years ago

If I was in my own room, i'd probably go deaf for a few minutes too, it was soooo freaking close to the house my microwave works slightly better j/k

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Aeshir
Aeshir

13 years ago

aaaaaaaaaagh.....not even bothering with spelling. you topped it. congrats. or not. i can't believe that my dad's insurance provider actual did anything. i always thought they just steal your money.

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trebuchet03
trebuchet03

Reply 13 years ago

i always thought they just steal your money.

That's what everyone says.... until they need to make a legitimate claim covered by your insurance....

I had a $1500 laptop stolen while I was living on campus.... I took out theft insurance that year... And got a complete refund :)

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Aeshir
Aeshir

Reply 13 years ago

Life can really be a chode sometimes.

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Aeshir
Aeshir

13 years ago

I didn't know wireless stuff could get damage by lightning.