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Message 1101245 - Posted: 28 Apr 2011, 2:41:59 UTC

Why does the BOINC Manager every once in a while activate my DVD drive for a few seconds?
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Message 1101247 - Posted: 28 Apr 2011, 3:12:50 UTC - in response to Message 1101245.

Are you certain it's BOINC? I've never seen that behavior on the 30+ machines I've installed BOINC on.

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Message 1101468 - Posted: 28 Apr 2011, 20:33:49 UTC - in response to Message 1101247.

Never acted this way until I installed SETI@home.
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Message 1101514 - Posted: 28 Apr 2011, 23:53:27 UTC - in response to Message 1101468.

I understand that there's seems to be a coincidence, but my statement meant to suggest that it's probably elsewhere.

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Message 1102527 - Posted: 1 May 2011, 19:05:48 UTC - in response to Message 1101245.
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Why does the BOINC Manager every once in a while activate my DVD drive for a few seconds?

"every once in a while" - how often? (every few minutes, once a day?)

If you exit BOINC is there any difference?
Do you use default directories for BOINC (during installation)?

Is there any difference if a CD/DVD disk is inside or not?

(One of my older (computer) DVD drives activates by itself (no disk inside) - it thinks I press open/close button (most probably the internal sensor (button)).
Also my home DVD player (connected only to TV - not the computer) randomly ("once in a while") closes the tray just after eject
so I wait a few seconds before changing (removing, inserting) the disk.

All DVD drives/players have internal sensor (button) which activates the tray motor to "swallow" the disk if you push on the (opened) tray.
If this sensor is bad the drive may become active (even if it is now with closed tray)
as the drive thinks that you just closed the tray (and spins to check is there disk inside).
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