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    Neither age nor manufacturer nor software adds...

    Neither age nor manufacturer nor software adds anything to better explain the damage. A supply must define, in specification numbers, functions that make that damage impossible. Functions that are...
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    Nothing in these symptoms even suggest it was an...

    Nothing in these symptoms even suggest it was an external surge. These are classic symptoms of a power supply that was missing essential functions. These defective supplies are often sold to...
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    Nothing even suggested heat is a problem. "Heat...

    Nothing even suggested heat is a problem. "Heat is a powerful diagnostic tool." Use heat to find what is otherwise an intermittent defect. No facts currently exist to suspect ESR. That was only...
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    Not just any caps. Critical for those caps are...

    Not just any caps. Critical for those caps are other parameters that affect ESR including its temperature rating. Design of that adjacent power supply is found in Intel requirements for the...
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    1) So what do system (event) logs report? ...

    1) So what do system (event) logs report? Windows discovers problems, reports it in the logs, and then works around the problem so that you might not see it. Windows is a poor tool for finding...
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    OK. This is what you saw. The power controller...

    OK. This is what you saw. The power controller needs 5 volts for operation. That 5.04 volts should be when the computer was powered off - only connected to AC mains. (And why the power cord must...
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    System uses much space for things intentionally...

    System uses much space for things intentionally hidden from you including virtual memory and system restore files.
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    Easiest and a definitive answer (no speculation)...

    Easiest and a definitive answer (no speculation) occurs by using a meter to measure wires as listed below. You are asking about the power controller - a circuit that determines when a PSU powers on...
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    After reading the above, then why did you contract facts and assume a UPS does surge protection. Well, yes, it does claim surge protection. And then read its numbers. Its hundreds of joules mean...
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    What are settings for Power Configuration (can...

    What are settings for Power Configuration (can also be observed using the PowerCfg program)?
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    Ignore any posts that are only subjective. Then...

    Ignore any posts that are only subjective. Then you have plenty of useful recommendations and solutions. Including the only solution used anywhere that damage must not happen. And the solution that...
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    Electricity does not work as you have assumed. ...

    Electricity does not work as you have assumed. When a current is traveling down from cloud to house, the same current is also traveling from house to distant charges ... at the same time. If a...
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    A long wire antenna is connected to a 200 watt...

    A long wire antenna is connected to a 200 watt transmitter. Touch one part of that wire to feel no voltage. Touch another part to be shocked by over 100 volts. Why two completely different...
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    Your DSL line already has a 'whole house'...

    Your DSL line already has a 'whole house' protector designed to not diminish DSL signals. As required by FCC, NEC and other standards.

    How good is that protector? How many feet is its...
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    Ground still exists. Damage averted because...

    Ground still exists. Damage averted because (just like when using a 'whole house' protector) no current flows inside the cabin or inside electronic boxes. Protection always means the incomng and...
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    Generally ovens do not need protection since they...

    Generally ovens do not need protection since they run on gas.
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    Actually it does not matter if phone lines are...

    Actually it does not matter if phone lines are overhead or underground. Back then the installation probably used the 'carbons'. And the earth ground wire exceeded the now all so important 'less...
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    Why? What part does not make sense?

    Why? What part does not make sense?
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    Again, the wall receptacle safety ground is not...

    Again, the wall receptacle safety ground is not earth ground. Is not a shared (or single point) earth ground. A computer connected to a wall receptacle clearly is not earthed. It is safety...
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    And those spikes are only averted by earthing a...

    And those spikes are only averted by earthing a protector. Other sources such as a refrigerator power cycling is only noise. Due to protection inside all appliances. But advertising hare...
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    You describe lightning in terms of something (ie...

    You describe lightning in terms of something (ie regulator) can impeded or stop it. Nothing can. As in nothing. (Protectors adjacent to appliances must somehow and futilely stop, block, absorb, or...
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    First, one must know normal peak voltage for 120...

    First, one must know normal peak voltage for 120 VAC is 185 volts. Even electricians must know that. A 160 volt protector would burn up or disconnect immediately. Second, protectors specs define...
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    TV antenna must be earthed directly, as even...

    TV antenna must be earthed directly, as even required by code. Then its coax must be earthed again where cable enters the building. Also required by code. But installed with greater car (according...
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    Appreciate my problem. Numerous half facts and...

    Appreciate my problem. Numerous half facts and myths must be unlearned. For example, yes, electronics can be damage by 40 volts. And that same electronic part is designed to withstand 15,000...
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    They made the claim without numbers. ...

    They made the claim without numbers. Disconnected for up to how many volts? If that 'fail safe' circuit did what you have assumed, then an appliance's power switch does same.

    Early 1900 Ham...
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