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28-Dec-2006, 06:52 AM #1
Unhappy New laptop - high pitch sound no one else can hear
I just got my new laptop this morning. Here are the specs:

Dell Inspiron 6400
Intel Core Duo 2 T2700
2Gb Ram
9 cell battery

Problem is i can here a high pitched noise coming from the laptop that no one else can hear i suspect its coming from the proccessor. Thing is when i remove the power cable the noice stops.

When the noise is present it is intermitent and fluctuates a bit.

Ive phoned Dell but there busy, said theyed call me back.

Any ideas people or should i wear headphones from now on?
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28-Dec-2006, 07:08 AM #2
Sounds like the power supply........
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28-Dec-2006, 07:43 AM #3
you would thing so, but ive read else where that its the proccessor, something to do with the frequency caursing resonation. besides im running on battery now and i can here it just not as loud.

I know is said ealry that it stops but after resent listening i it keeps going but quieter.

Also its louder when im doing more stuff.
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28-Dec-2006, 07:53 AM #4
It doesn't coincide with the fan running does it?
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28-Dec-2006, 09:09 AM #5
after further investigation i have found that the noise is not present while windows loads up untill after i have logged on. and the dsound dessist briefly when i open a new window
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28-Dec-2006, 09:38 AM #6
I would talk to the manufactures and tell them your not happy......as it is under warranty
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28-Dec-2006, 04:23 PM #7
I'd store the machine for a few years, when your ears get older, you won't hear it anymore!

OK, to be serious, I think I'd follow bonk's suggestion and contact the manufacturer.
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01-Jan-2007, 07:08 AM #8
Ive talk to dell, there sending me a replacement, but i have just found the problem, i think.

When i have either have stuff pluged into the USB port there is no annying sound (excluding mouse) which sugest that it is sometthing to do with the USB ports.

TY 4 ur help
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01-Jan-2007, 07:11 AM #9
interesting.......
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