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Nano emits high-pitched whine or buzz

17931 Views 254 Replies Latest reply: Jan 1, 2007 10:50 AM by Doug Stringham RSS
  • Mosqit Calculating status...
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    Dec 17, 2006 10:06 AM (in response to vodkasim)
    Hi there again,
    I sent my whining iPod back to have it checked and serviced. As You all know, there's no Apple Poland and we've only got a small wholesale firm, that's why the support is very poor and the prices are enormously high.

    Well they checked my iPod and sent me an e-mail telling that my player is not damaged and the whine is normal in this particular kind of iPod (nano). They also said that this buzz fits into the norms set by Apple (which I believe is a lie). I don't really believe them, I think they just don't want to give me a new one. I have also listened to two other nano's (4gb) and they were completely silent. Why everywhere else there is a replacment policy but in Poland? Is it possible to send my nano to Germany, France, Italy, USA to have it replaced? What should I do now?
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6400, Windows XP Pro
  • Mosqit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 19, 2006 5:09 AM (in response to Mosqit)
    Hi guys, I think I have found a solution. It worked for my iPod. First rest your iPod, and while it loads push the center and left button at the same time and hold it for about 5-7 seconds, until you can see the diagnostic mode. Enter Power, and then ACC switch. Turn it on and reset one more time. The buzz should be gone.
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6400, Windows XP Pro
  • Jamie I Davies Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Dec 25, 2006 4:27 AM (in response to Mosqit)
    but does affect anything else??
    Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo P, Windows XP, iPod Nano 2nd Gen 4GB Blue firmware 1.1.1
  • I am in big trouble Calculating status...
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    Dec 25, 2006 6:06 AM (in response to jonner)
    Mine emits a click sound every so often- just randomly- and it WILL NOT turn on. I have tried resetting it but I am afraid to plug it into the computer to charge it because of the noise it is making. I don't want to hurt the computer. Or my i-pod. This is brand new- I just got it YESTERDAY and the only thing that I could've done to make it screw up so bad is disconnecting it from the computer. (Even though the 'Do Not Disconnect' sign wasn't on there anymore so I thought it was safe to disconnect.) I have an i-pod nano. PLEASE RESPOND. I am so flustered right now.
  • I am in big trouble Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 25, 2006 6:09 AM (in response to Shadow1643)
    Mine emits a click sound every so often- just randomly- and it WILL NOT turn on. I have tried resetting it but I am afraid to plug it into the computer to charge it because of the noise it is making. I don't want to hurt the computer. Or my i-pod. This is brand new- I just got it YESTERDAY and the only thing that I could've done to make it screw up so bad is disconnecting it from the computer. (Even though the 'Do Not Disconnect' sign wasn't on there anymore so I thought it was safe to disconnect.) I have an i-pod nano. PLEASE RESPOND. I am so flustered right now.
  • rezma90 Calculating status...
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    Dec 26, 2006 7:42 AM (in response to Mosqit)
    that did absolutly nothing. the acc switch turned itself off again. the colour tester thing was pretty cool though.

    i first heard about the problem in a video on youtube.
    im now paranoid, thinking that i can hear the noise when i cant. its only audible when about 5cm from my ear How many peoples' whines actually loud enough to be heard from distance?
    Home Built, Windows XP
  • The Riddle Calculating status...
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    Dec 31, 2006 3:09 PM (in response to Steve from Canada)
    I have never noticed the problem till I read about it and when I do put my nano 8gb nano to my ear I do hear a very high pitched noise too.

    8gb black nano   Mac OS X (10.4.7)   iMac G5
  • rezma90 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 31, 2006 3:35 PM (in response to The Riddle)
    strange, internet explorer cannot open this thread. firefox can...
    my dad automatically said that it sounded like radio interference. no too sure bout that but hey.

    in reference to the comment about the flatspeaker on the back of the case: (http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/4352/ipodnano2ndgev9.jpg)

    it seems to me as if it must be this. when i press mine to my ear it comes from roughly that position and is louder at the back.
    whether its a defect or just one of those things, dunno.
    Home Built, Windows XP
  • DickDigggler Calculating status...
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    Jan 1, 2007 6:20 AM (in response to Steve from Canada)
    My Nano is working properly and sounds fine, however
    it emits a high-pitched whine or buzz that is audible
    if you hold it close to your ear. Is this normal? I
    had assumed that a flash player with no moving parts
    would operate silently.

    iMac (Intel)   Mac OS X (10.4.7)
     


    Here is your answer:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinnitus

    Get over it.
    MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • rezma90 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 1, 2007 7:32 AM (in response to DickDigggler)
    so you're now suggesting that a few hundred people have tinnitus. yep ok.
    Home Built, Windows XP
  • Robert Massung Calculating status...
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    Jan 1, 2007 8:35 AM (in response to rezma90)
    so you're now suggesting that a few hundred people
    have tinnitus. yep ok.


    I can sit in a room, air tight, and start to fabircate noises in my head. Has anyone actually said that their iPod is defective? It doesn't sync, backlight doesn't work, USB broken (not the PC power issue), click wheel broken. Yes a few but those are physical, real defects. Does my car's engine make noise, **** yes, guess what so does an iPod. Solid state or not, if there is electricity there will be noise.

    Has Apple's QA gone down from the shift to intel, yes. But come on, there are too many troll's and wackies in this forum.
    MacBook Pro 2.16/120/2GB, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • rezma90 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 1, 2007 9:05 AM (in response to Robert Massung)
    i know alot of people are just being fussy. i can hear the noise but im not planning to send off the ipod. i was only wondering if it was a defect or if it was just one of those things...
    no point in having a go at me. i wasnt actually being serious when i said the above thing. it probably is partly imaginary. i mean, when you do hear it, you are going to become a bit paranoid and imagine it louder than it is.
    Home Built, Windows XP
  • Doug Stringham Level 3 Level 3 (685 points)
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    Jan 1, 2007 10:48 AM (in response to Steve from Canada)
    Title should read:

    Nano's complain of whining iPod users.
    G5 Quad 2.5Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 6GB RAM, NVidia 7800 GT OEM
  • Doug Stringham Level 3 Level 3 (685 points)
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    Jan 1, 2007 10:50 AM (in response to Steve from Canada)
    I'll bet my first-born that the slight whining you hear is the lighting mechanism. I've seen numerous toys and electronics that use the same lighting mechanism that produce the exact same type of miniscule "whine" when you put your ear near it.
    G5 Quad 2.5Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 6GB RAM, NVidia 7800 GT OEM
  • rezma90 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 1, 2007 10:55 AM (in response to Doug Stringham)
    lol too true
    Home Built, Windows XP
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