[Techtalk] mysterious pops driving me nuts

R. Daneel Olivaw linuxchix at r-daneel.com
Tue Apr 14 23:09:51 UTC 2009

Hi again,

While I'm at it, it may be a family of cockroaches trying to walk
through the exit-fan ...

And honestly, I'd check the UPS, don't fiddle with batteries, as they
may catch fire or leak ...

Ultimate geekness would be to provide an audio recording of it, so we
may diagnose ;p

R. Daneel Olivaw,
The Human Robot Inside.

Le mardi 14 avril 2009 à 11:40 -0700, Carla Schroder a écrit :
> Ok gang, put on your telepath hats because this is a weird one. Back in my 
> little computer room I hear these strange pops periodically. They don't occur 
> very often, it's once every couple of weeks or so. It sounds like the pop 
> made by popping bubble wrap, or something hard hitting a window. Naturally 
> with a room full of electronics I worry that it's some electrical thingie. 
> But there is never a smell like frying electrons, just the sound. Once. The 
> cats and dogs barely notice it.
> I have two computers, two LCD monitors, one printer, two APC backups, one 
> router, one DSL modem, one switch. It seems to come from the vicinity of the 
> second computer, so that narrows it down to one computer and one APC unit. 
> Maybe.
> All right, this is your big chance-- trot out your wackiest theories and ideas 
> for tracking this down, because it could be something totally daft!
> Carla

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