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Old 07-17-2006, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default USB making a pinging noise

This seems really strange, when my USB stick is in any PC or MAC, it makes a high pitched ping noise, much like a TV or a game played at 60hz (I live in a PAL area so I notice it).

It only makes this noise when it has power to it, when I 'remove' the stick, it stops making the noise, but I can still leave it in the slot. I doubt it will fix it but I will try formatting it, but i'm guessing that it's just a hardware problem that cannot be fixed and that I need a new one.

Anyone come across this problem and/or have any other ideas?

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Old 07-17-2006, 11:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes I have a similar sound when I plug in my stick. Not really sure as to what causes it but I have also seen other computers do it as well. Is your PC a Compaq by change?

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Old 07-18-2006, 01:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No I don't have a Compaq, the sound occurs with all computer I test it with. My home computer, the PC's and Mac at school.
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Old 07-18-2006, 02:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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does it come from the computer itself or the speakers?
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Old 07-18-2006, 08:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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hey dude, my processor makes that sound as long as nothin is on fire it aint that bad
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Old 07-18-2006, 06:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The sound does not come from the speakers, it's from the computer itself when the stick has power. The sound actually gives me a headache, so I really want to fix this problem.

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