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"EMP has been known to kill brand new PCs still sitting in unopened packaging. If you are worried about such things you need to live inside a Faraday cage, which is what a friend built after a local lightening strike destroyed several virgin computers."

Hey Tony, I understand what you're saying, and I suppose it's possible.

However, if it was 'likely', there would be proof and numerous examples, and I haven't seen any. In 30 years of working with personal computers, your's is the only story I've heard regarding that. Even then, since your friend's computers were new, in unopened boxes, there is no way to affirm that a lightning strike toasted them - more likely they were already toast. Your friend does not know - he's just guessing.

Anyway, thanks for the reply!

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