Unfortunately the sounds that my laptop is making can not be stopped.
The most annoying one comes from the fan.
Whenever it kicks out ( when it kicks in the whine is there for only a second) there is a high pitched whine for 5-6 seconds.
Also there a random pop from the speakers and the sound made by moving the browsing bar or when moving photos etc and a whine when pressing the space bar.
That means i have to get it serviced again and of course changing the motherboard...
I have to lose my laptop for over a month as there are no motherboards in Greece.
I think i was unlucky with this laptop considering that i also have a burned pixel.
Btw 77/69 for cpu gpu when i play games is ok or my fan is not working well except the noise?
There is a problem with those sounds yes...
But i am trying to avoid sending it for the second time to the service.
The people there are more than stupid.
Last thing i asked them also proved it..
I called them to ask them buy the recovery dvd's and they said that they are not for sale!!
Well in every place in the world they are but not in Greece.
Unfortunately, they are in some point right as the option to buy recovery dvds is removed from greek acers website (why??).
Anyways, to the point.
I made the pop disappear by uninstalling and installing the hdmi ati driver.
I also made an upgrade to the realtek drivers from realteks site.
The space bar sound is slowly disappearing as i use it. Thats not bothering me right now.
The burned pixel is not covered by the warranty, so no luck there.
Does not bothering me either, it on the upper left corner nearly see-able as it is only one pixel.
The browsing bar noise its not there until you notice it.
In a very quiet and i mean very, if you stick your ear on the down left part of the laptop and catch the bar and move it up/down, there is no noise?
Because if you move it using the wheel of your mouse its not there.
The most annoying noise and the only one that i can say it is a problem is the fans one.
Once it kicks out it whistles until it drops down to the first scale's rpm.
I am talking about a whistle of 4-5 secs max which you can hear only if the speakers are not playing any sound.
For example there is no noise if the laptop is turned on and for all time during surfing the net.
Its not there when it is working at high rpms but it will be when you are done playing and you are going back to windows.
Then the temps lower, then the rpms of the fan lower and there i got a sound.
Anyway, maybe i am too sensitive.
But i decided to keep my laptop until anything else comes to appear.
I also bought the extended warranty to be covered for three years and for accidental damage.
As regards the temps, i have to point out that my 5942g has the i7 possessor.
At idle the temps are for cpu/gpu 50/46, when browsing, writing at forums and generally surfing the net it goes at 52-56/50-52 and when playing games (mostly MW2 online at this time) it goes at around 77/69 with a tendency to go up a little some times but these are the average values.
g47, I tried to put my ear on the left speaker (which is below the left tuba hole i think) and I didn't hear any noise. Perhaps my room isn't that quiet.
The right speaker, I'm not sure where it is, by listening soms music it's not below the right tuba hole, its like below the green power saving button. But putting my ear there, I didn't hear any noise either.
But I have my own problems with the speaker, the sound quality of the right speaker is not as good as the left speaker, perhaps because it's below the power saving button ? Is yours like this too ?
About the fan, is the whistling sound very loud ? Is it louder than the 5920G ?
I was quite happy with the fan's noise because it is much silent than my 5920G.
I'll try to listen to it again tonight when everything is quiet.
g47, Sorry I forgot my laptop also has the i7 processor.
Although my temps when gaming are lower than yours (playing anno 1701 or need for speed). But when I'm compressing a file (using winrar, its multithreaded) or encoding video (using media coder, also multithreaded), the CPU's temp can rise to 82-84. So I think your temp is still normal.
I did not say left speaker, the noise comes from the down left corner of the laptop, where the stickers (windows 7,ati, intel) are.
My left and right speakers are equally good.
I can not say that i am sure but i think they are emitting the same sound, both of them.
That does not mean of course that i have perfect sound.
These speakers are far from perfect, i always use a set of Senheisers to get good sound.
About the fan..
The noise is not always there.
Is only for about 4-5 secs when the fan is slowing down until it gets again to constant rpms at a lower level.
When the rpms are constant there is no sound.
Even when playing games, and the fan spins at high rpm's, there is no whistle.
It is not loud (if i am on the balcony there is no way for i can hear it) but it is there.
Generally, it has a big difference from my 5920g, its quieter.
But my 5920g does not whistle when its fan is going from a lower level of spinning!!
Just an update.
The speakers are fine, the keyboard has sut up as i have bought a keyboard silicone protector, the speakers are fine, the whining is there but no big deal.
But i have mentioned a burned pixel some posts ago.
Its a white microscopic particle of dust that does not allow light from the screen to come out!
Is the plastic cover in front of the screen sealed or not?
If it is i suppose it was there from the factory, if its not...that is worrying, i hope no more comes inside.
Now, any ideas how can i move that?
I tried hitting the screen gently to the front and back nut nothing.
I tried to lift the plastic cover a little but i gave up in case i do damage to it, it is hardly glued.
I think that i just have to hope for it sometime to fall down by its own but knowing that my screen is fine and having there a black spot, makes me want to fix it.
If anybody has any ideas...
Very quiet in here..
Any news, updates, mods or anything?
A heads up... there is a new bios for our laptops (10.5).
Fixes AUO LCD panel flick issue when enable color boost function.
Havent tried it yet, what exactly that fix means?
I just installed the new bios.
The known screen problem with the diagonal lines is not there anymore.
This is a good change.