[Techtalk] mysterious pops driving me nuts

Carla Schroder carla at bratgrrl.com
Tue Apr 14 19:45:39 UTC 2009

On Tuesday April 14 2009 12:00:07 pm Conor Daly wrote:
> > second computer, so that narrows it down to one computer and one APC
> > unit.
> One thing that comes to mind is 'what to exploding capacitors sound
> like?'.  Mind you, if it's happening periodically that's unlikely.
> The other thing is how about a sticky vent in a UPS battery (did you say
> you had a UPS?).

That's the APC unit, a cheapo backup battery and surge protector. Not a real 
uninterruptible power supply. Dunno if it even has a vent. I shall look.

Maybe I have Star Trek-quality electronics, where they burst into flames, 
smoke, and showers of sparks, and yet everything still works. And in a crew 
of 400 only Spock knows how to fix things.

I think it is a ghost.


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