Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

PC Susceptible on Humid Days

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

PC Susceptible on Humid Days

Article excerpt

WHILE I have been really enjoying the rain lately it won't suit everyone and it may not suit your PC.

With humidity at higher levels for so many days we often see computers playing up or failing more frequently. Why is this?

Most of us know that computers seem to be a dust magnet Co especially if they are running all day and placed close to the floor.

Technically what happens is that the dust inside the PC becomes damp and now has increased electrical conductivity.

Previously when it was dry it wouldn't carry electrical current but now that it is damp and it can and you will often get a short in the PC's power supply.

So if you hear a bang and your PC goes dead, or even if you just go to turn it on and it won't start at all it may need is a new power supply.

These can be replaced in half an hour and there is no loss of your data or any need to add or remove any software. …

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