Remember a long time back when I tried to solve the problem of loud pops appearing in the CD-Rs that I burned using Nero?
I had that computer plugged into a wall outlet in the kitchen.
If the refrigerator motor turned on while I was burning a CD-R, could that result in a pop on the CD?
I retried backing up the same CD multiple times, and each time I would get an annoying loud pop in more or less the same place on the CD-R, but not exactly the same place.
I rejected the possibility that the pop was coming from the fridge, because it seemed unlikely to me that the fridge would always turn on at nearly exactly the same spot in the CD.
I guess I could try a test burn with the refrigerator unplugged, couldn't I?
I don't know much about how CD burning works, but it seemed to me that since the process is digitized, an analog "pop" in the power line wouldn't pass through to the CD.