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Old 04-05-2005, 10:05 AM   #1
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monitor emits high pitched scream

I have been hearing a horrible high pitch from a new computer- I thought that perhaps it was the HD or something inside the case but I now know that the monitor is emitting the sound.
However I have no idea how to get into whatever part of the OS {either XP or Mepis} to solve the problem.
Direct me please.
Old 04-05-2005, 10:13 AM   #2
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Usually happens to older monitors, but could happen to new as well, it's usually the frequency you're running the monitor at. Instead of running at 60Hz, maybe run it at 72Hz, or vice versa.
Old 04-05-2005, 10:21 AM   #3
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When power on the monitor, it is normal that there is a scream. But there is often scream when it is in OS, it is innormal. Maybe your monitor is degraded badly.
Old 04-05-2005, 01:33 PM   #4
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Does the monitor have built-in speakers?
If so, it could be that the speaker wires are picking up crosstalk from the video signa.
Re-routing the speaker wires or shielding them could then solve the problem.
Old 04-06-2005, 09:46 AM   #5
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Thank you all for input. It turned out to be the refresh frequency. I had to set it at 100 to get the sound to go away but it's gone now.

I hope the monitor survives for awhile as I don't have the budget to replace it just yet, but the fact that it did make all that noise probably means that I should start saving now.



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