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erwin1978
02-15-2002, 11:40 AM
My monitor makes a ringing sound. My guess is that it's from radio interference because the problem is intermittent. When it does happen, when I position my head in a cetain way in front of the monitor or behind the sound stops. The sound is quite annoying.

Andy
02-15-2002, 12:47 PM
have you tried moving your monitor to a different spot (if you can)

Birdkiller
02-15-2002, 12:59 PM
that sound is caused by high frequency vibrations usually in the ferrite cores of metal plated in the monitor, i've had a few do it, usually a glob of silicon gel on some of the parts to hold em still will do it, but not all the time.

Birdkiller
02-15-2002, 01:32 PM
stupid typing to fast.............

that should read "or metal plates"
not of metal plated

zeradul
02-15-2002, 11:15 PM
Birdkiller, you can edit any post of your own by clicking the 'edit' button........

The only monitor I ever heard make a high pitched squeal sound was a monitor that started emitting a strange smell... not quite a burning smell, but i dunno, i can't explain it... anyways after a few minutes it went blank, never to work again.

At the time is was 4 year old crappy IBM monitor that was sold with a Pentium 200 in 1996/97. It was a very early SVGA monitor.

erwin1978
02-16-2002, 01:35 AM
Also, I'm paranoid about my monitor emitting radiations; is there a tool I can use to check if my monitor is within specs regarding radiation. I wish I can get a flat panel monitor.

<cough!><cough!> I feel sick. I think I'm getting too much radiation.:?:

Wiggo
02-16-2002, 09:09 AM
If ya worried about radition maybe you should look into somethin' like the Kensington SlimScreen Radiation Filter (http://www.ocprices.com/index.php?command=view&ID=1175). :smokin:
<center>:cheers:</center>

erwin1978
02-19-2002, 09:43 AM
that sound is caused by high frequency vibrations usually in the ferrite cores of metal plated in the monitor, i've had a few do it, usually a glob of silicon gel on some of the parts to hold em still will do it, but not all the time.

That sounds very logical. Which parts excatly am I looking for?

Mr. C
02-19-2002, 10:10 AM
The radiation thing all equals out for me as I don't get much sun since I caught the computer bug:thumb:

Aggravating though - darn ringing.
Probably outside interference or maybe possibly a power filter could help??
For what a dab of silicone would cost you, it would be worth a try.