High-Pitched Squeaking Sound

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by davinwv, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. davinwv

    davinwv Guest


    There is a very annoying high-pitched squeaking sound coming from my Gateway Performance 1400. The sound seems to only be present when the computer is at rest. In other words, it stops whenever I launch a program, scroll down a web page, etc., but as soon as one of these activities stops, it begins again. I haven't had my case open yet, but it sounds like it is coming from an area just under the power supply at the top of the rear of the case (I replaced a bad power supply in February). It DOES NOT seem to be coming from the card slot area.

    So, I guess it may be the HD. Any ideas??

  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    Could be:
    1. Monitor. Mine does in some resolutions. Try turning it off, see if the noise disappears.
    2. Sound card interferance. Especially if it's an onboard card.
    3. Or something else. I don't think it's the HD but it could be.
  3. surge

    surge OSNN Senior Addict

    it could be your cpu fan , mine used to do this too, until i replaced it, but then my powersuply did the same thing.
  4. llama_tamer

    llama_tamer Guest

    It might be the little cow mooing to get off the treadmill. :rolleyes:
  5. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    It could also be that one of the cables leading from a cdrom to the sound card could be causing it. Try muting your cdroms to see if the noise goes away. If it does, you need to shield the cable(s) from the electricity. I duct taped mine and it stopped the noise.
  6. davinwv

    davinwv Guest

    I've stopped both the CPU and power supply fans, but the noise did not go away. Now that I have my case apart, it sounds as if it is coming from inside the shielded part of the power supply.

    Any thoughts??

    BTW, how do you mute a CDROM or CDRW??

    Thanks again,
  7. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    First turn off your speakers. If the sound continues, then the cause it something NOT relating to your sound; ie sound card, cdrom sound cables, and speakers.
  8. davinwv

    davinwv Guest

    I'm pretty sure it's the power supply.

    Thank you all for your help!

  9. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    LMAO!!!:p :p