OT Laptop HD question

From: William Layer <william.layer_at_comcast.net>
Date: Thu Feb 10 10:33:18 2005

On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 10:34:48 -0500 (EST)
John Lawson <jpl15_at_panix.com> wrote:

> All three of the HDs in my previous and current laptops, a Toshiba
> 420CDT, an IBM Thinkpad A21m, and this Dell Latitude - have exhibited a
> sporadic 'snapping' behavior that is quite energetic (and alarming!).
> There is some combination of Windows launched programs that results in,
> occasionally, a small amount of disk activity and then a very loud snap,
> or bang, that can sometimes be felt in the desk the machine is sitting on.

What are the chances that this 'snap' is not mechanical, but electro-acoustic (electrical arc)?

What is the ambient humidity there?

Received on Thu Feb 10 2005 - 10:33:18 GMT

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