2xSilverKnight, on 13 February 2013 - 21:58, said:
Yes definitely check the wall plate. My father had issues with his computer because of that. After he removed the screws, the wires almost fell in his hand all dried up.
It's also a fire hazard.
Not true, he did have surge protection and it still caused lots of trouble. He needs to check the wall plates, at least just to rule that out. Like I said, it can be a fire hazard.
I am not one to go against the masses lol
I was within a meeting - consulting between the VP of IT and CEO of a company I will leave unnamed. The CEO walked in and said, "I am concerned that 5 servers is not enough, I need certainty, can we tack on 1 or 2 more servers" and the VP of IT replied, "I sure can - this is probably a good time to ask, will the company buy me 2 or 3 more cars to insure that I can get into work tomorrow?"
It is a pointless debate, of course everyone should inspect their house IF signs of electrical problems occur but we still have not asked the questions for example,
1: have other electronics had issues?
2: Have the PSU's been incorrectly installed?
I agree something is wrong - but we need more information. Electrician will cost a lot of money - guess it is the price of safety.