It sounded like the lightning hit the house (and it may have – it’s still raining so I haven’t been able to go out and check).
Power went out immediately – and when it came back on my little Dell Server would not power back up. I haven’t had time to look at it closely, but it certainly appears to be dead.
Yes, it was on a surge protector.
But it died anyway. I think tomorrow I’ll go buy the best surge protection I can for my new big screen TV – I would be really upset if that was destroyed!
So, lesson learned – cheap surge protectors aren’t cheap, and they don’t offer much protection!