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I'm electrical engineering student specializing in computer networking.

I'm also an amateur radio operator, callsign YU1NKA.


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comment How to determine what's trying to access my optical drive (emits unusual sounds)?
Unfortunately, none of the offered programs were helpful. When the drive emits sounds and there's no disk in the drive, Process Monitor shows nothing. During the past few days, the drive spun up with a disk in it only once, but I was unable to start Process Monitor quickly enough to catch the event.
Oct
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comment How to determine what's trying to access my optical drive (emits unusual sounds)?
The sound is the same as when optical drive is initializing. In my case, I have a laptop, and the connection between the drive and motherboard is a solid PCB. I've checked it and it looks good. I've heard reports of other users of same model of computer with different optical drive having same issue.
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comment How to determine what's trying to access my optical drive (emits unusual sounds)?
@UltraDEVV It's a good idea to try with another OS. About the brand, well I don't see what the big problem is. Perhaps it's a more local thing, but in my circles Toshiba has good reputation, and Samsung has 0% market share penetration in laptops. Local issues maybe?
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comment I broke the USB port on my external HDD. What do I do?
There are two ways you can go to fix this: The simple way and the complicated way. The HDD is a SATA HDD, so you can just disconnect the disk itself, find a desktop computer or another enclosure and insert it there. The more complicated way would be to repair the USB connector itself. To me, it looks repairable, but to be sure, I'd need better picture of the connector's footprint on the PCB, especially near the part marked P2 and of the back side of the connector itself.
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comment How many watts do case fans generally use?
@Cees Timmerman Indeed! That's 18 W per fan. Multiple fans and optimistically rated power supply can produce very interesting results, especially of the rest of the computer is hungry as well.
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