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High Pitched Whine from Dell Vostro 1400

Q: High Pitched Whine from Dell Vostro 1400

I have had a Vostro 1400 with a C2D cpu for about 1.75 years now and just today I started to get a high pitched whine from the back left (right where the fan is).

I've tried using compressed air to clear out the fan, no luck. The Whine is from the back left right at the air vent. (Vostro 1400)

I disabled popup and popdown, disabled c4, tried HLT.. no luck anywhere. Whine is not just in Windows, as soon as cpu starts the Whine starts. Thoughts?

Vistra froze thanks to RMclock, but when I restarted I noticed the Whine did not begin until I chose Boot Windows Normally, b4 that nothing.. Whine was almost immediate after

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Preferred Solution: High Pitched Whine from Dell Vostro 1400

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My T530 laptop has suddenly developed a high pitched whine after using it a few years. Using JGFFTViewer on my iPhone shows that there are peaks at 8khz and 15-17khz. The 15-17khz frequencies are most annoying as they are right at the edge of my hearing. Plugging in a mouse or keyboard into any of the USB 2.0 ports makes the sound louder. Moving both to USB 3.0 reduces the whine. Even without the mouse and keyboard the whine is still audible. I've recently upgraded my bios to 2.67. Could that have caused the issue? I've tried disabling power management in the bios with little to no difference. 

A:T530 High Pitched Whine

I found another app SpectrumView that does a better job and attached a screen shot:https://imgur.com/a/ulaDB Notice the peak at 16khz that approaches the level of the office air conditioning. There is also a peak around 20khz but that is probably inaudible to the human ear.

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I recently updated my Bios, and now I get this nasty high pitched whine from my PC speakers and Headphones.

However, it has some triggers.

If the computer isn't doing anything and I am not touching the mouse, the sound is barely audible. Yet, as soon as I move the mouse it comes in and out as the mouse moves.

Similarly, if I open an internet window of a program the whine gets persistent and will not go away until I close the web browser.

System spec's:
Asus P6T Deluxe V2
ATI Radeon 4870 X2 HD
Core i7 920
Windows Vista 64

I have had this computer for a while and no such problem until I updated the Bios in an effort to fix an issue with CoD:MW2 (Which I am beginning to regret buying)
 

A:High Pitched Whine from PC speakers and Headphones

Have you looked at this thread?

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/855613-annoying-high-pitched-hum-whine.html
 

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every time i turn on my pc i being to hear this high pitched screech, at first it is tolerable but as a couple of hours pass by it begins to drive me insane.

all i know is that its definitely not coming from my speakers, it cannot be anything to do with dust problems, since i got this new machine just a couple of days ago (custom built), and its not coming from my screen.

I've tried reconnecting everything in the machine but that did not work. any help/suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated thanks.

my system specs are:
Intel Core 2 Quad, Q8200 @ 2.33ghz
2Gb ddr2 ram
9600gt, 512mb
LG 22' widescreen
DVD Drive
MSI P43 Neo3 v1.1
2 150GB Hitachi HDDs

 

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Hey So here's the problem. For a few weeks now, the PC that my sister uses has been making a strange noise. It has only been making it for 3-5 seconds or so after being first turned on, it's intermittent, and I've not gotten around to trying to work out what the problem was until now.

The PC has a few CCFLs in it, and I figured it was perhaps a faulty inverter. However, that is not the cause of the problem. I've also figured out that it's not any of the case fans, or the PSU (though my only way of testing if it were the PSU or not, was to power up the case fans & CCFLs without the rest of the system, so perhaps the problem is only caused with a larger power drain...furthermore, as the problem is intermittent, it may simply not be occurring now that I test the PSU on its own).

I think it can only be something on the motherboard (besides my concerns about it still perhaps being the PSU...), the PC speaker (though I fail to see why, and it really doesn't sound like it's coming from a speaker...), the graphics card, or the graphics card cooler (which I can't power without the card being on, so it's a bit hard to check..).

Now, the last time I turned it on the whine failed to stop, I had to power down the PC. That's really what prompted me to get on it and try to figure out what it is. But, I'm at a loss.

Actually, there is one thing, one little clue, that again points me to the PSU....Once, when I happened to be the ... Read more

A:PC Makes a loud, high pitched whine when turned on...?

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Need some advice! On a three y/o computer I just installed a new video card GeForce 6600, 128 MB DDR in AGP slot. The second I plug in the computer a high pitched whine emits from the motherboard, not sure where from. I have not even turned the computer on and afraid to fry anything.

System Info:

Abit KR7A Motherboard
Athlon XP 2100 CPU
512 RAM
Old video card was Geforce Ti 4200 (new as above)
80 GB hard drive
CD-RW

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Chipolito
 

A:Solved: High pitched whine when plugging in computer

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I received my new Spectre a couple of days ago and almost immediately noticed that whenever the notebook is fully charged but still connected to power and turned off it emits a very audible high pitched whine. When the notebook is switched on that whine disappears and is replaced with a relatively quiet but audible coil whine. I tried fixing this by turning off USB charging as suggested in another thread but this did nothing for me. I don't mind the coil whine, but the charge whine is quite a bit worse and pretty obnoxious.

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While the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X has been praised for its compact PCB and powerful closed-loop liquid cooling solution, many Fury X owners noticed that the pump block included with the card emits an annoying high-pitched whine, ruining what...

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Kill every sound, AMD, but the whining will continue...
 

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Hi i chose following customizable settings - Can u Comment and suggest !

It will be so nice off u if u contrast Specially on following things

-- Processor cache, RAM Size, maximum HDD Size, battery, wireless adapter type.

Configurations:

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T5870
2.0GHz, 2MB Cache, 800 MHZ FSB

DOS Operating system ( NO CHOICE )

2GB (2 X 1024MB ) 667 MHZ Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM

160 GB SATA Hard Drive

Internal 8x DVD+-/RW Combination with dual layerwrite capabilites

Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

Black LCD Cover with Camera

Dell(TM) Wireless 1395 802.11g 54Mbps Wireless Mini Card

Floppy Drive - NONE

1year next business day onsite service

1year complete cover

9-cell 85whr lithium Ion Primary Battery

No case

90W AC Adapter

Dell(TM) Premium Optical Mouse
 

A:DELL Vostro 1400 - Best BUY ?

All the above is meaningless until we know how you intend to use it.
Are you buying this from Best Buy?
What OS do you intend to install?
Why not buy direct from Dell?
What's the price?
 

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password dell vostro 1400


THIS COMPUTER SYSTEM
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HELP ME
 

A:help dell vostro 1400

read the FAQs please: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic90285.html
 

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Hi,
Can you tell me that which Os is more stable on Vostro 1400 notebook.
 

A:Which one is best OS for Dell vostro 1400 ???

This usually ships with Vista basic - which is as much use as a chocolate teapot. You can upgrade to vista premium or bite the downgrade bullet and take it to an OS XP Home or PRo that is established with at least 3 service packs. You don't include any specs - so answers may be vague as a result. Give us PC info. and we may be ale to help.
 

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I have a Vostro 1400 which runs with Vista Business.

It has stopped working properly all of a sudden. It starts up ok, I enter my password ok and it goes onto my desktop ok. But when I click on anything, whether it be an icon or the Start menu, it just freezes.

It's working fine in Safe mode. I've tried System Restore and CCleaner.

I have a feeling it might be when I tried to plug in a camera into the USB when it was shutting down (I didn't know it was shutting down). It might not be that, but that's when it started.

Help anyone???

Sarah
 

A:Help with freezes on Dell Vostro 1400

The hard drive may have bad sectors. It is going to be hard to check it using Checkdisk, because you can't get to where the check is. Are there any drive utilities available in the bios or right before boot up?
 

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Hi,

I just installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 Pro on my Dell Vostro 1400 laptop. Everything works fine except I can't hear any audio from my speakers. When I plug in the earphones then audio works fine. 
I previously had Windows 8.1 and the speakers worked flawlessly there. Now when I tried to install the http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=NN9X1&fileId=3327213123&osCode=WW1&productCode=vostro-1400&languageCode=EN&categoryId=AU it threw an " Error: ExitError:Error=Device Object not present ". I tried uninstalling the current drivers, then reinstalling them but that didnt work. I think if I could get the Sigmatel audio drivers installed then my audio would be back but I wasn't able to fix this error.
If anyone has any ideas how to fix this I would really appreciate it!
Thanks,
Tim

A:No Audio Dell Vostro 1400 - Windows 10.

Sorry for late reply -- must have overlooked your post.
MrAudioProblemtried to install the http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=NN9X1&fileId=3327213123&osCode=WW1&productCode=vostro-1400&languageCode=EN&categoryId=AU 
That's an XP driver. Win10 is supposed to work with Win7 and 8.1 drivers, so Win10 might not be a good fit with the Vostro 1400. Try the Vista version, Sigmatel R171786. Download the driver package and extract the files (unzip or unpack and make a note of the name of the folder that is created) but cancel the installation process. Go to the folder on the hard drive to which you unpacked the driver files which should bec:\Dell\Drivers\R171786
Find the setup.exe file and right click on it. Select the Properties. Find the compatibility tab and select Vista.
If still no luck then I would advise you to revert to Win8.1.

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I have a Dell vostro 1400 laptop. I am running Windows Vista.

When I plug my power adapter into my computer, I get the error message:

The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for best system operation.

I am using the adapter that came with the laptop when I purchased it about 15 months ago. The laptop still runs off of the charger and so it functions when it is plugged in, but the battery itself is dead. My battery health is good and nothing is broken off of my charger. Please help me!
 

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Hello guys & girls,

I'm unable to get the in-built bluetooth function working on Dell Vostro 1400 laptop. I have perused Dell forums to no avail. I have downloaded the machines bluetooth driver & have located a couple of patches via said forum but all to no avail.

I've uninstalled & re-installed the Widdcomm software too even via a direct route by drilling down to the folders in the OS in my case it's C:\dell\drivers\R140135\3100_216\Win32 & have even tried utulising the laptop's drivers cd to load bluetooth from that. Again no luck.

Anyway thanks for looking in & if there are some Dell engineers taking a look here then I appreciate any help you may have also.

Thanks in advance
 

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Hi,

I'm in the process of replacing the screen on my old Dell Vostro 1400. However, as I would like to buy it used (for obvious reasons) it's hard to find the exact part number I want at the right price so I was wondering which part numbers would be a good replacement the part number on my current screen is LTN141W1-L09 (Dell Part Number: 0DM110). Firstly, I was wondering what the part after the hyphen meant in the model Number. Also, can I replace this screen with one with a lower resolution or different aspect ratio?

I've also noticed that latitude D600 series shares a lot of hardware with the Vostro 1400 would any screen from there be compatible?

Thanks for reading
 

A:Replacing Screen On Dell Vostro 1400

I would think that when you replace a screen it should be the exact same one as the original. you might find what you need on ebay as im sure someone might be selling one for parts or repair only.ive never replaced screens yet in my laptops because by the time they have gone bad it was more to fix it than the computer was worth.you might also check with a computer repair place they might have what you are looking for or tell you where to find the correct screen for that model.
 

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I am trying to restore the laptop to factory settings....
I tried Ctrl + F11 with no results.
I tried F8 and DID NOT see "repair my computer" option ?
Thanks for your time
 

A:Restore dell vostro 1400 to factory settings

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How do you start up a recovery partition on a dell vostro
i tried:

alt + f4 , f4 , ctrl + f4 , f10...i cant find any info...

i saw repair my installation in a menu...when i didnt need to do this...now i do...
i had the same problem with a newer dell earlier today...

is the partition having a problem that it cant start..and no option is available

any help please
 

A:dell vostro 1400 recovery partition...actually all new dells

On my dell a little over a year old is as follows
hit power start tapping the f8 key light and fast
A menu will appear
select repair my computer
select dell factory image
 

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I've been working on attempting to fix my girlfriends Dell Vostro 1400 notebook and I've been running into too many brick walls.

First off, the computers specs:
Core 2 Duo T5470 (1.6Ghz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
1GB DDR2 667Mhz
128MB Nvidia Geforce 8400GS
120GB 5400RPM SATA
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
8x CD/DVD Burner w/ double layer DVD+ write capability
85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery

When I got the laptop from her I booted it up and there was no video, just a blank screen. It indicates HDD activity but nothing displayed. I then tested out the PSA boot method through the beep sequences. It came up with an optical drive error, which I can really doubt. I've unmounted the optical drive and thoroughly inspected it, but I couldn't imagine it being the problem here.

I then hooked it up through my PC external monitor, and got some video out of it. It goes through the boot start up and then hangs for a good 3-5 minutes before displaying an error message that reads:

***Hardware Malfunction
Call Your Hardware Vendor For Support
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
***The System Has Halted***

I reboot and attempt to enter any of the start up options but none seem to be operational. It takes about 5 minutes to enter BIOS setup and as soon as it loads it just display nonsensical coding. The same goes for the other boot options, though some are slightly different in appearances. I've attempted a full power drain on the laptop which didn&#... Read more

A:Solved: No display on bootup (Dell Vostro 1400 notebook)

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Hi All,
I am brand new at your forum, and I would lie to share with you with my poor experience. Now I am having 2 Dell notebook, having the same problem, I took to all technician around and no luck to solve the issue.
The problem is when you switch on the power it does`t work, it just give red flash and then dead.
The model as stated on the topic above is Dell Latitude D610 and Dell Vostro 1400. Any one can help me out to solve the issue.

Pls Help to solve it!!!
Regards
 

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Small annoyance -

As the title says, I have Dell Vostro 1400 w/Vista Business. Using just the laptop monitor. I set the video resolution (as it was when it arrived) at 1200 x 800. Now, it changes to 1024 x 800 when the computer is put to sleep and the awakes. I can set it back to 1200 x 800 and it works fine. Anyone have any ideas? It is small so it drives me a little nuts.
Greg
 

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Dear Tech Guys,

I'm admittedly not great with computers but I'm trying to learn, so here we go:

I'm having trouble connecting to the wireless network in my new home using Windows Vista on a Dell Vostro 1400. Confounding factors:

1) My roommates are connecting without any problems
2) The computer will connect occasionally, but just as frequently disconnects so I'm using internet through the wireless in frustrating 5 minute intervals and I never know when it will decide to shut off or on again. It is incredibly spotty.

My boyfriend tried to fix it a few days ago and I'm not sure what he did or if it affected anything, but for the past few days the wireless hasn't connected at all, even for a few minutes like it was before.

3) The network sharing center shows me as being connected and getting great signal but it's clearly not. I tried all of the options it has given me---resetting network adapters, restarting the computer on multiple occasions, but it still gives the same feedback that "there is still a problem" basically.

I tried walking through some of this:
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/902843-solved-stuck-acquiring-network-address.html
and from what I can tell, everything LOOKS fine. In the past I have connected to other wireless networks without issue, though things on my computer may have changed since then...but I doubt it.
I'm not sure what to do, I have scoured the internet but to no avail. Can anyone h... Read more

A:Wireless connectivity problems: Windows Vista on a Dell vostro 1400

We need to have information please.

- Make and Exact model of Router, Modem or router/modem combination
- can you connect using a cable rather than wireless to the router - just to see if that works OK
- The other machines working without any issues - correct
- Do you have a Firewall - if so it may be blocking access - what firewall / security program do you have ?
- If using wireless, do you have Encryption - if so, Remove any wireless encryption from the router, and try to connect - post back results
- Most laptops have a wireless switch - some a physical switch other use a combination of the FN key + one of the F key to toggle on/off - make sure this is on

Please post back the results from below - you may need to copy into notepad and save on your PC and then copy to a working PC to post here

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
------------------------------------------------------------------------
{ipconfig /all}
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following i... Read more

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My 4 year old Dell vostro 1400, a carryover from my son's college days, has stopped reading and writing DVDs, though it reads and writes the CDs perfectly.

I replaced the DVD drive with a new Optiarc internal DVD writer. This new Optiarc has worked for about six months and then again same problem not reading and writing DVDs only.

Is the problem with the DVD writer or with the laptop? I am apprehensive to replace the DVD writer again.

By the way the OS is Windows XP professional.

A:Dell Vostro 1400 laptop internal DVD writer not reading/writing DVDs..

Normally it can be attributed to the laser burning out. The drive uses a different wavelength to do CDs than DVDs. They often don't burn out like a light bulb but just can't do the higher wavelengths.

Optical drives are notorious for sudden failure. On a desktop it's no big deal - a $20 repair. But a laptop is expensive to do replacements on. I'd be bumming too.

Curious (dealing with a similar issue with a laptop here):
When you go into Device Manager and check the properties of that Optiarc drive, is the name 'garbled'?

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I recently got a replacement XPS 13 due to my first one having issues with high-pitched noise coming out from somewhere inside. Technicians and Customer Service couldn't point out the culprit so they replaced the laptop altogether. And now I am having the exact same issue on my replacement machine. I see from different forum posts that this issue was discovered as early as May/June 2012 and it is still out there. I assume this might be "standard", but people don't notice it due to the frequency. 
For such a premium machine with a pricy tag on it (the model I got: i7, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD (1080p edition btw) was priced at NOK 10495 with standard options) you'd expect such issues to be non-existant, if not fixed by now. 
I LOVE the XPS 13 in every aspect possible; the lightweight construction, premium feel and solid performance. But I'm often in very quiet areas with this machine, and the noise drives me insane. (I'm a student)
What to do?

A:Dell XPS 13 making High-Pitched Noise (again)

Hi Karl Sindre Baath Engelstad,
I am sorry about the frustration. I suggest that you flash BIOS from the following link:
http://dell.to/11yLjEC
Note: While flashing BIOS connect the Ac adapter and make sure the battery has minimum 15% charge as this needs uninterrupted power supply. Do not use the system till it restarts and comes up to the desktop.
In case issue persists even after flashing BIOS to the latest version, kindly send me a private message with the system service tag. Click on my name and click Start Conversation to send me a private message.

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It seems a high pitched noise in a Dell is fairly common. I have read the forum and tried some of the suggestions but none of them worked.

I have a high pitched noise (it sounds like when I use a Dremel to cut a nail or using a dog whistle) coming from the bottom right side of laptop. It is random, sometimes when using it alot and other times I'm not doing anything. It can be a quick noise or a long drawn out whistle.

I ran BIOS and everything checked out, and the noise didn't happen when testing. The noise starts back up when Windows starts up.

I tried the suggestion that deals with the USB power managment, I tried disabling the Speedstep, disabling the BEEP file, it's not affected when speakers are mute or when microphones are turned off, and I don't think this comupter has bluetooth so that option is out.

Does anyone else have any other suggestions? Anything would be appreciated.
 

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Having an odd issue.  Just got a Dell 7350 (used).  Working just fine. When I take and dock it to its keyboard, there is a high-pitched squeal coming from either the speakers (it's docked so I'm not positive) or the back lower portion of the tablet.  If I plug power into the keyboard, the squeal stops.  If I undock the keyboard, the squeal stops.  It's ONLY when it's docked and on battery power.  I have done a BIOS update and an audio driver update, but no better.  I'm guess it's something about the power saving mode, but not sure.  May be some sort of grounding issue between the keyboard and the tablet while it's passing power from the keyboard battery to the main tablet, but just not sure. Any suggestions?  I'm going to try different power modes to see if it helps.  Thanks for any suggestions.
Bill

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I want to put Windows 10 on my Vostro 1400, after I replace the hard drive I see Windows 10 disc on Amazon for $around $60. Is that a good idea? I also see XP Pro (Is that obsolete) for around $10. Everything I need seems to work with my current Vista OS, but the hardrive is bad so I wouldn’t mind a little upgrade, without spending much. It’s an old computer.
 
Thanks,
 
Robert

A:New OS for old Vostro 1400

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Firstly this system is no tested with windows 10, we would not suggest you to force upgrade the system as you will not have the appropriate drivers for the same which will give you more issues.
We would suggest you to the install the same Operating system as it has been working fine with the system configuration.
Kindly Private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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Hello all, it is with great sadness that I compose this post from my mother's computer. My beloved Dell Vostro 1400 is maybe dying on me. Even after i shut it off and turn it back on I just get these lines. I've attached pictures below. The computer is about two and a half years old. I'm afraid that it's overheated and maybe something got fried.

Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks, David.

Vostro 1400 --
-- Intel? Core蒂 2 Duo T8100 (2.1GHz/800Mhz FSB/3MB cache)
-- [223-5514]
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-- LCD Panel --
-- 14.1 inch Wide Screen XGA LCD Anti-Glare Display
-- [320-5564]
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-- Memory --
-- 4GB
-- [311-7285]
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-- Video Cards --
-- 128MB NVIDIA? GeForce蒂 8400M GS
-- [320-5563]
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-- Hard Drive --
-- 250GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
-- [341-5536]

WELL...I CAN'T UPLOAD Here is the link...
Picasa Web Albums - David - junk

A:Vostro 1400 showing only lines

Most likely it's a video card problem, although it could be the cable to your monitor or the monitor itself.
Check to be sure that the fans are working and that there's not dirt/dust stuck inside (use canned air to blow it out - DO NOT use a vacuum or an air compressor, it'll cause damage)

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My old Vostro 1400 display goes black shortly after startup.  External monitor works fine, and the image is visible on the screen if I shine a bright light on it.  So, I conclude that either the lamp driver or the bulb is bad, am going to try repairing but don't know where to get these parts.  Options for my computers tag don't show these parts.

A:Vostro 1400 Display Failure

You'd have to try EBay - - or replace both the screen and the inverter together, which is likely the best option.
There was once a time when replacing the bulb or inverter made economic sense because of the cost of LCD panels -- it no longer does.  You can easily replace the screen and inverter for well under $100.

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i upgraded my vostro 1400 and now the video driver cant be found

A:Vostro 1400 with Win 7 64 bit video driver needed

When you say you "upgraded" your Vostro 1400, what upgrade did you perform?  If you replaced the GPU (assuming it's removable in that system) or replaced the motherboard with a version that has a different GPU built in (assuming that system was available with more than one GPU configuration), you'd need to download and install the correct drivers for your new hardware. You can find them at support.dell.com, although I would manually select your system model rather than entering your Service Tag.

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Where can I get Vostro 1400 Audio Driver for Windows 7 32 bit.

A:Vostro 1400 audio driver for windows 7

Try installing the Sigmatel HD audio driver. There is not one for Windows 7 so you must use the Vista version and install using Vista compatibility mode.
Download the driver package using the browser, not Dell Download Manager. Extract the files (unzip or unpack) but cancel the installation process. Go to the hard drive to c:\Dell\Drivers\R171786   (This is the folder that is created when you unpack the download. It contains the driver files.)Right click on setup.exe and select Properties. Find the compatibility tab to select Vista.

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I'm running windows 10 on my vostro computer when the screen freezes. I have to (after a long time waiting) force shut it down and when I turn it back on 6 identical screens come up, even in the bios. after a few weeks of reinstalling the nvidia driver through device manager and getting it to work again, the driver fix I was doing the few weeks stopped working.HELP!
also in device manager it says windows has stopped this device, but i can't seem to fix it

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I have a new 15in Spectre x360, model 15-BL012DX.  The laptop has a consistant high pitch whine from the moment you turn it on.  Im on my third spectre from Best Buy and they all do the same thing, I updated all the drives and updated the BIOS to F.04 from F.03 with no luck.  I later found out that the noise goes away when the brightness is set to 100% or the laptop is plugged in.  Is this something HP is aware of and can it be fixed?  On Best buy website and HP site under the reviews for this laptop this comes up more that a few times.  People discribe it as coil whine but I dont think thats what it is because its consistant from the moment you turn the laptop on, and stops immediatly when the brightness is turned up or the laptop is pluged in.  any help wiould be greatly appriciated.

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my new laptop gives off a high pitch whine that is at sometimes barely noticeable and at other annoying. what could be causing this. my old laptop was virtually silent
 

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Whenever I record through my line in socket on my sound card there is always a high pitched squeeling noise in the background. Ive used programs to remove it but that also reduces the quality of the sound.
I thought it might be the cooling fans causing it. that is the only thing i can think of other than the card is no good.
 

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ive moved this to hardware, sorry!

[This message has been edited by jday (edited 06-04-2000).]
 

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I have been reading around about other threads I didn't quite get an answer... ok I just got a brand new vaio I have been having various problems with it just small trying to work it out... just about everything is fixed except when I run a program I get a high pitched noise... I don't mean just any program I mean programs such as counterstrike, or sometimes a virus scan, I know it's the fan speeding up to keep cool, but is it supposed to make a high pitched noise?
 

A:CPU fan high pitched

The smaller the fan you have, the higher its pitch.

And a high RPM 80mm fan is pretty high pitched.

The 40mm ones are just unbearable, as I found out today. But I can't remove it as its in my new 24port switch.
 

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I have a brand new Spectre.  The AC adapter makes a high pitched hum when plugged in and connected to the notebook.  Should I be concerned?  Have it replaced?  Thank you.

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Hi,

I have an Advent 7066M laptop running Windows XP. If I connect headphones or speakers to it and try to play audio or video, the sound is too high pitched. Does anyone know what I can do to correct that?

Thanks,
Joe

A:Audio Is Too High Pitched

Try rolling back the sound driver from within Device Manager, joebeaven. If this is not an option, uninstall the sound driver and reboot. If the driver is not automatically reinstalled after reboot: "Drivers can be installed from the c:\applications\drivers folder and utilities from the c:\applications\tools folder." This info was taken from here.If your issue started recently, there may have been some form of corruption that has occurred.

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Hello everybody,

I have been having a huge problem this last month with my computer, which I hope someone will be able to help me with.

The problem:
A high pitch ?squeak? sound is coming from ?inside? my PC. It appears to be coming from my graphics card or somewhere above on the motherboard. I am not a hardware geek at all, so in all honestly I really do not know. I am almost sure it is NOT coming from my fans or my PSU, though it does sound like a voltage problem.

Here is a VIDEO I filmed of my PC making the annoying sound:


The facts:
The noises are random ? and not related to anything. They will appear when I?m doing nothing, and they will appear when I?m doing loads of stuff.
The noises last between ~1-7 seconds
The noises started occurring AFTER I installed my new SSD: http://ocz.com/consumer/vertex-3-sata-3-ssd - I had never heard them before. I cannot RMA it, unfortunately. After installing my new SSD, I formatted my PC and installed Windows and that drive. Note: I am almost 100 % sure that the sounds are not coming from the SSD or HDD.
NO sounds during startup or in BIOS
People can hear the sound through Skype, EVEN WHEN MY MIC IS MUTED (!!) I find this very odd, and I hope it might be something to help locate the problem.
Some days there are sounds all the time, but I have tried going 5+ hours without sounds.

What I have tried already:
I have tried unplugging my secondary HDD.
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A:High-pitched sound from PC

It maybe somewhat related to the noises mentioned in this thread.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/is-this-psu-coil-whine-or-something-else.191221/
 

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I Have just recently heard a High pitched Beep When I Start Call of Duty World at War And When my computer is Doing Lots Of Things At Once(eg. Running a Game) It Really Bugs Me And i thought it was the microphnone but i disabled it and it continued. Does anyone Know Anything to resolve this?

here Are My Specs:

Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
Model: Satellite L450D-128
OS: Windows 7 Home premium
Processor: AMD Athlon X2 Dua-Core QL-64 2.10GHz
RAM: 4.00GB
 

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Basically, I just bought a whole load of new computer parts to build into a PC for my brother (christmas gift). I've done it countless times, but this time I'm getting some bizzare problems. I'll list the specs first.

P4 3.0E

512 RAM

ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard

Thermaltake 400w Powersupply.

Radeon 9600 Pro.

120 Gig Seagate SATA HD.
Now, with the stock powersupply *Came in the case, not the Thermaltake* I plugged it into everything and the computer booted and ran fine EXCEPT the PSU had a burning smell that was not to my liking (300w). So I put in my 400w Thermaltake Powersupply and it makes this odd high pitched noise when it's on the on position at the back, but the computer itself not switched on. Yet, if I lay the computer on its side, it runs and the sound goes away... EXCEPT if I plug in the keyboard, it makes the sound again and the computer doesn't boot when the sound is on. I *KNOW* the power supply works. What could be the problem here? I'm seriously stumped =/ All the components seem to be functioning as they should, but there's no way a 400w Powersupply should be overloaded like that.

Thanks, in advance.
 

A:What's going on here? High pitched noise?

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Does anyone know what would cause my hard drive to make this high pitched shrill sounding, almost alarm-like, noise???? It does it occasionally and I cannot connect any certain action to it's happening. It definetly is coming from my hard drive, not the speakers. Sometimes it occurs and then overything kind of freezes up and I can't even shut it down, I have to just hit reset. I recently had a new hard drive installed with more space because my pc tech friend told me that was probably the reason, not enough room. But, now I have 30 GB with only 1 GB used, so that's not it. I also had a new fan put in but that wasn't it. Like just now--it started again--out of the blue--my cursor just hesitated and I knew it was coming and then it started. Any ideas? It's driving me crazy!! It's loud and makes you want to scream! Even my dog leaves the room! Help! Thanks! Angie
 

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I have a set of turtle beach Earforce PX21 headphones that I bought for my PS3. My PS3 crapped out on me and I didn't really play games on it anymore any way and decided to use the headphones on my PC. When I hook them up I get a high pitched noise coming out of them the whole time. I didn't get that noise when I used it on the PS3. I have an Asus P8Z68-V Pro board and I'm just using the audio from it. I don't have a separate sound card. I've hooked them up directly to the board, I've hooked them up to front of my case(which has a plug for the headphones, and my keyboard has a setup for hooking in the headphones and they all have that noise in them. If anyone could help I would appreciate it.

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so my current rig is three months old and i am getting a constant high pitched whir when the computer is on, i have tried everything i know and originally came to the conclusion that it was my corsair ax750 psu so i got that replaced and the noise persists
looking for any ideas or help

A:High Pitched whir from rig

Hi ghostops117 and welcome to W7 Forums

The source of the noise is likely to be coming from a fan or from a floppy/optical/HDD drive. Unplug your machine (always do this when connecting/disconnecting internal cables) and disconnect all drives and fans (except for the CPU fan). If you have a graphics card and have also got on-board graphics, temporarily remove the card and use on-board instead. With everything disconnected, power back up. Don't worry about missing OS system prompts. If the noise is no longer present, reconnect one component at a time and retest. If the noise returns, verify by disconnecting the last component connected and test again.

Please let us know your results.

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I've just gotten a new laptop and once its loaded Windows it makes a high pitched undulating noise, kind of like wooooo-ooooooo-woooooo-ooooooo. Its like having tinnitus!! It's seriously annoying, especially as I use a computer a lot. It's constant and doesn't change if its running off battery or mains (as i'd read some do). I tried to look at the fix mentioned here but the links don't work:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00965412 Is there anything I can do to fix this???

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