Little story ahead. I want to know if electronics can be easily fixed after a power surge.
I live in a old farm house so the wiring might be a bit outdated although I think it was redone in the past 20 years. We also had a bad storm the other day and I think it burnt out the protector in out box that sits outside ( I dont know what its called). Today the power in the house was fluctuating really erratically. After a few minuets of wondering what was going on I called the power company to get a guy over here. Right after that I noticed a smell and heard a pop. I rushed up stairs to find my power surge smoking and my direct tv box poping. I turned off the breakers and waited for the guy to show up. After he left I was able to turn my power back on and do some damage control. I found out that my main computer was fine, so far. I did get really really low fps in games. But the surge protector was melted thru. Then I checked out my TV, Xbox and htpc that was plugged directly into the wall. The same outlet that had the direct tv box that was poping. None of them work. Insurance will take care of the broken things but Im wondering if these thing can be repaired. I would think that it is come sort of fuse like in a ac/dc plug but what do I know.