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connecting pc to extension cords.

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Reviews' started by datt, Nov 23, 2011.

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  1. datt

    datt Thread Starter

    Oct 24, 2011
    Just a head up based on my recent experience. I removed the in-situ extension cord powering my PC, and connected my PC to a new, short, surge protected extension cord, and immediately various difficulties began. The major problem was the loss of sound on you tube. By replacing the new cord with the old extension i now have the sound back, and i hope all difficulties solved. I will shortly move the PC to plug directly into the circuit/mains with no intermediate extension cords.

    Perhaps this is old hat to you people, but, for what it's worth, and grateful for past help on this forum, i thought that i'd post my novice experience.
  2. pip22


    Nov 21, 2004
    Well that's a new problem I've never come across before, and a Google search doesn't bring anything up about that.
    I've been using surge-protection for my PCs for years and haven't lost sound on youtube or any other problems for that matter.
    In fact, what persuaded me to buy my first surge-protected socket block was when an electrical storm toasted my computer's
    network card.
  3. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    As mentioned before, this thread does not belong in this forum. Since you chose to repost it, a vacation seems appropriate for you.

    Moving to "Tips".
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