I am beginning to feel a little like Joe BTFSPLK, the bad luck character from Lil Abner.
I have used a power center for many years. Two computers, two printers, monitor, router, modem and other gear are plugged into this center. The practice has been to turn on the master switch to start all this equipment. It has worked well since the middle 1980's. That all changed this morning.
When I flipped the main switch, there was a loud pop, and then nothing.
Reverend will probably grin when he hears that the only operating computer that I now have is a Linux box.
This is what I know for sure. The power supply in the xp computer was fried. I ordered one this morning. It should be he next Tuesday. Since I don't have a backup 24 pin power supply, I will have to wait until then to find out if the motherboard, cpu and memory survived.
To be continued next week: