Cable modem

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#1

just looking for some feedback if it is possible to get a power surge through your cable modem (usb ,or ethenet connection) and fry the motherboard and or processor.


#2

Your cable should be grounded at the point of entry into your home to prevent a severe surge. I’d be more worried about the TV or cable modem itself than the PC.

If you are really worried about it, you can buy a surge protector for coax.


#3

ok thanks. even if that is true can a surge still wipe out the motherboard and or processor.


#4

A surge is still possible through your cable line even if your outlet is grounded. I live in Florida and have to replace my cable modem 1-2x a year. I haven’t had a surge damage anything other than the modem (connected via ethernet) but my cable lines into my neighborhood are also buried so they are not prone to direct lightning hits.