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galec

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Occaisionally, my MGC monitor "whistles". It's a high pitched sound that's very annoying. Not sure how long the sound lasts (can't stand it!!) but it eventually stops. THe monitor is on 24/7 except when in power saver mode - shuts off after 30 min.
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how old is the monitor? is it by chance still under warranty....it's probably on it's way out....monitors aren't really supposed to make noise
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no not under warranty. 6 yrs old. was thinking that it may be on its way out but everything else is ok.
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Whistling noises coming from a monitor aren't a good sign. It usually means that one of the bits inside is tempermental, on the way out or just a sign of old age.

For the price of monitors these days, it's probably not worth having it repaired; its lasted six years 24/7 so that's over 52 thousand hours with the average lifespan being about 50k hours under normal conditions.
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thankyou, did not know the lifespan of a monitor. so nows the time to get that flat screen i've wanted :tazz: since ive posted, no noises!! will just wait til it goes.
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Sounds like a capacitor is on it's way out. I would deposit that thing on the scrap heap...
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