[lug] CD Oddity
stimits at idcomm.com
Tue Nov 14 13:27:59 MST 2000
"Bonnell, Doug" wrote:
> As random as it is, it sounds more like a hardware problem.
This actually reminds me of something. Sometimes when a power supply is
marginal and doesn't quite have enough output, or if the power line
supply is not on an UPS and a brownout occurs (even for a fraction of a
second), strange things like this might happen. Is the machine on an
UPS? And is the power supply definitely sufficient for the job? Is there
sufficient ventilation for the supply to fully cool?
> Is there a 'PLAY' button on the front of the drive? It might be
> sticky. Also, you might be getting static discharges through
> the front of the drive, this can cause the drive to think that a
> PLAY button was pressed.
> CompUSA was advertising a 52x CDROM drive for $35 with a
> $15 rebate.
> Doug Bonnell
> Software Engineer
> BreeceHill Technologies Inc.
> "Do you suffer from long term memory loss?"
> "I can't remember!"
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: David Morris [SMTP:boru at frii.com]
> > Sent: Monday, November 13, 2000 6:56 PM
> > To: Boulder Linux User's Group
> > Subject: Re: [lug] CD Oddity
> > On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, Scott A. Herod wrote:
> > Nice thought, but I happen to know I have no CD players. I checked
> > the autostart directory, and it is empty, so that confirms it. The CD
> > will also play at totally random times. I have timed it, and it will
> > play three times a day sometimes, and other times it will not happen
> > for a week or more.
> > --David
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