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O.P. Weird powersurge or something
About 10 minutes ago, my computer and my xbox 360 just shut off and wouldnt turn on for about 1 minute. What was also weird is that my xbox showed the 3 red lights for a minute. All the other electrical appliances in my house still stayed on. But also, at the same time i heard about 5 car alarms go off outside. I thought that this was very strange and was just wondering what might of caused it. Btw, theres no storms or anything going on but it is quite cloudy outside.
Anyone know what could of caused it?
07-19-2008 10:52 AM
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RE: Weird powersurge or something
The x360 usually 3RL's after a power surge. I don't know why car alarms would go off though :s
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The x360 usually 3RL's after a power surge. I don't know why car alarms would go off though :s
Exactly what i thought. I also thought it was weird that only my computer and my xbox turned off. Nothing else in the house did.
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RE: Weird powersurge or something
Maybe they're on a different circuit from the rest of appliances.
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RE: Weird powersurge or something
Take your pick:
A) There was an earthquake.
B) Godzilla's about outside.
C) The cars are really Transformers (more than meets the eye), and when the transformers blew your appliances could no longer operate.

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RE: Weird powersurge or something
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Take your pick:
A) There was an earthquake.
B) Godzilla's about outside.
C) The cars are really Transformers (more than meets the eye), and when the transformers blew your appliances could no longer operate.
D) There was a power surge that only affected the circuit which his pc and xbox are on, and a car robber had a REALLY bad run (or some kids messing with the cars...) :P

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RE: Weird powersurge or something
E) God has chosen his new "chosen one" and the chosen one isnt allowed to play games. Or drive cars.
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RE: Weird powersurge or something
Could be some strange build up of electrical charge in atmosphere which surged both your house and the cars outside.
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RE: Weird powersurge or something
it could have been a slight EMP (electro magnetic pulse), a strong enough emp can cause appliances to overload short curcit and basicly fry, so it seems to reason a weaker one, from maybe a small explosion, or perhaps a near by generator malfunctioning, or an atmospheric disturbance could cause one that will simply cause a surge on certian complex electrical devices such as computers game consols or car alarms

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RE: Weird powersurge or something
It was probably an electrical phantom - sucked off your 360 and PC cause they have the highest power consumption (except the refrigerator, but the freon coolant hurts them) and then ghosted through the cars setting off their motion detection alarms.

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