Computers and Monsoon Season

August 20, 2010 · Print This Article

Every year we receive lots of calls about computers failing or having hardware problems during monsoon season. Most of this problems are caused by electric spikes. Here are some tips about how to prevent damage to your computer equipment:

  1. Have some protection. We recommend our customers to use an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS). Even thought the cost might seem somewhat steep (a good UPS costs around $100, like this or this for example), but you can easily find one that offers basic protection for  under $50. Considering all the damage that an electric spike can cause it’s worth it.
  2. Backup your data, just in case. It is always a good idea to have your information backed up, because you never know when something might happen. You don’t want to lose your work, or personal information.
  3. We recommend that you turn your computer off and unplug your computer during a storm. It also helps to unplug your router and unplug it from your telephone for added security.

If you have any questions about backing up your information, or computer questions in general, please feel free to give us a call and we will be more than happy to help you out.

The Desert Computers Team

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