### Network

#### bazzieb

Oct 15, 2012
3
Hi everyone

My linksys router WAG120N got hit by lightning. It doesnt turn on anymore even though there is power running through the circuits.

Now my question, would i be able to repair it (like is there a typical part that gets damaged when lightning strikes) or should i just buy a new one?

I would really like to repair it if possible.

#### rob_croxford

Aug 3, 2010
262
After a little google search of the above product the datasheet mentions that it has absolutely no protection against things such as lightning or other surges. So could be fried...

You mention there is "power" running through the circuits. Is this something you have measured?

#### (*steve*)

##### ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd
Moderator
Jan 21, 2010
25,505
Considering the price of these things, and the probability of damage to parts you won't be able to easily identify or get replacements for... Buy a new one.

Maybe your home insurance will cover part of the cost.

#### duke37

Jan 9, 2011
5,364
I have repaired electric fence energisers which get clobbered by lightning because they are connected to a long wire aerial.
Almost anything can be damaged. Is is obvious that lightning is involved if components are blown apart or the PCB has been stripped of its tracks. Sometimes there is no visual damage.

#### davenn

Moderator
Sep 5, 2009
14,043
Hi bazzieb,
welcome to Electronics Point

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