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High-pitched noise....

by whizkid454 / December 11, 2006 10:36 AM PST

I have a Tungsten E2 which has been really great. All the sudden for no reason, it makes a noticeable hissing noise from inside. It does stop when the device is off, but whenever it's on, it sounds... Funny thing is that when I press down on the LCD, the noise stops...STRANGE!! Well I can't apparently keep pressing down forever. Does anyone have suggestions as to why this is happening? Thanks

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Haven't heard that one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2006 11:53 AM PST
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And we have hundreds of E2's in the field. My thought is that it's been dropped a part is comming lose. Since I doubt there is a warranty I would take it apart and shellac the board components but avoid the contacts. Any technician knows what I just wrote so if you don't understand it then don't try it.

Best of luck,


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Thanks for the input...
by whizkid454 / December 12, 2006 4:40 AM PST

That might be the case, but I'm not sure if the hissing(high-pitched noise) is a mechanical problem or an electronic problem if you know what I mean. Sort of like a cricket noise but instead, being continuous.
Will Palm do anything about it or am I screwed?

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Why would PalmOne do anything?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 12, 2006 5:02 AM PST

You didn't tell me if it's under warranty or if you called it in. As such I offered what I would do.


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Another Noisy Palm
by hamfam93 / February 3, 2007 10:16 AM PST

I too have exactly the same problem. I was just wondering if anyone had resolution from Palm or if there was further information on the problem?

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I have been talking...
by whizkid454 / February 3, 2007 11:22 PM PST
In reply to: Another Noisy Palm

to many other Palm users and they are experiencing the same thing. Some of them even have different models. I have looked through Palm's database but still no luck. I'm still waiting for that special fix from Palm though! Happy

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mine does too
by ernieve / December 22, 2006 7:14 AM PST
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and it makes me soooo mad i stopped using it. i hate the high pitched sound. when ever i let someone use it, the first thing they say is 'what is that high pitched sound?'. and the funny thing is that u can only hear it from the front! i cant here a thing when i turn it around! only when i am looking at the screen. mine is a regular palm tungsten e (not e2) and it has made that sound ever since i got it. it wasnt brand new though. my sisters husband gave it to her (he used it) and my sister gave it to me (she used it lightly). like i said, it made me so mad i stopped using it. i want to get a palm tx someday though.

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Link you should know about.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 22, 2006 8:33 AM PST
In reply to: mine does too I wonder if they will fix it on the cheap for you.


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Is it the screen
by bigboy73 / December 23, 2006 6:46 AM PST
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My old E2 had areally really loud screen.

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could be....
by whizkid454 / December 23, 2006 9:05 AM PST
In reply to: Is it the screen

When I push down on the screen with the stylus, it stops making that high-pitched noise...

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Sounds fixable.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 23, 2006 10:19 AM PST
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But then again it means some risk.

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by fonzman84 / January 3, 2007 1:00 PM PST
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My dad has a Tungsten T3 and it does the same thing. I'm a Windows Mobile person so I thought all the old palms had the same problem. Strange???

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The problem
by Legodude522 / February 7, 2007 8:33 PM PST
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It's caused by the LCD. There are software fixes for this. Try warpSpeed or LightSpeed or PXAclocker to fix the issue.

If that doesn't work, take apart the display and place a small piece of paper between the digitizer and the LCD in the corners.

Or replace the screen. $80 at

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What should I....
by whizkid454 / February 7, 2007 9:16 PM PST
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then do with those programs? What settings should I use? Underclock or overclock? Thanks for your help, by the way.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 7, 2007 11:19 PM PST
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Use which setting works for your machine.


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by Legodude522 / February 8, 2007 5:04 AM PST
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Some of the programmes have a setting to remove screen noise. If that doesn't work, change the clock speed a little bit.

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Change the clock speed....
by whizkid454 / February 8, 2007 5:22 AM PST
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up or down? Thanks.

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I like down. Here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 8, 2007 5:39 AM PST

It extends the battery time.


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by whizkid454 / February 8, 2007 6:33 AM PST

That seems reasonable but... Does that get rid of the "whining screen" or do I overclock? Up or down to get no "whining screen"? Thanks.

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You have to test it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 8, 2007 6:45 AM PST
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No one can know...

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