Help! Weird Noise!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Nick M, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    Messages:
    3,961
    Ahhhhhhhhhh! I just went out to J and R a few days ago and decked out 825 bucks on a Samsung Syncmaster 170t, and now I just realized that its emmiting a low, and slight, but audible noise when turned on! Whats up with that?
     
  2. beatlesdb

    beatlesdb Guest

    Take it back dude!
    Does the noise stay on - or does it go away once the monitor is warmed up? also what is the resolution and frequency u are running it at?
    A lower frequency may help.
     
  3. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    Messages:
    3,961
    Uh. Its a dual interface monitor, and I'm currently running it on analog. Its native rez and refresh on analog is 1280 by 1024, and 60hz. Making it on 70hz makes it worse, and I can't try it with the digital cable right now. The noise is constant, and it never goes away. Maybe its the graphics card I have right now, the system thats listed in my signature is at another place right now, I somewhat moving, so I'm using my old machine right now. Its an ATI Rage 8mb.
     
  4. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    Messages:
    3,961
    No change. Same noise. I mean, if you turn an LCD on, and use it, is it supposed to be dead silent, or is it allright if it emmits some kind of sound?
     
  5. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    Messages:
    3,961
    Thanks still. But, : Here is another question, does anyone know if LCD displays emmit noise while functioning, any at all, or are dead silent?
     
  6. beatlesdb

    beatlesdb Guest

    I did not realize u were talking about a LCD screen - they don't emit any noise at all unlike a CRT - so u should take it back (unless it's not new and that's why the last guy sold it).
    The noise may be coming from the power supply - is the power supply external or internal? It could be that it needs some sort of filtering.
     
  7. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    Messages:
    3,961
    The power suppy is external, however, there is no noise coming from it. Its originating from the monitor.
     
  8. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

    Messages:
    1,124
    Location:
    Miami, Fl
    hmm I have a samsung syncmaster 955df but it doesn't make noise...but if it did I probably couldnt hear it over my dang case fans =]
     
  9. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    Messages:
    4,006
    Location:
    Sweden
    I have two SyncMaster 171s here. They are dead silent. Take the screen back dude! Before it stops humming! :)
     
  10. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    Messages:
    3,961
    Its more of a whining noise actually. :) Thanks a lot everyone; I needed the help. Well, now on to the returns department...