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It has been shown and said in multiple episodes that he is capable of performing self-diagnostic and repairs, which implies that his positronic brain possess a copy of his own schematic to serve as reference point, which would include something as vital as the off-switch. That knowledge of himself also allows him to perform modifications of his own body, ...


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Data has a suite of internal systems that allow him to check his status as well as access to high resolution body scanners. It seems highly likely that he would have intimate knowledge of his own physiology (robiology?). DATA: I am sure that will not be necessary, Captain. I am fully capable of running a circuit check on myself. It will immediately ...


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Data was initially a nickname given to him by Starfleet personnel. Data did not recall his life prior to being metaphysically born again by being turned on after a memory wipe. Thus, to the OP's question, we don't know what Doctor Soong named him. We can presume he was given a first name, because Lore had a first name. It's a compelling thing to wonder ...


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