Every minute or so, I'll hear what sounds somewhat like the loud tick of a clock coming more or less from the left side of my laptop. I can't tell if it's fan or hd related, but it's extremely annoying. It's definitely internal, and it's not coming out of the speakers (system volume is set to zero to eliminate feedback possibility). If I had to identify the sound source, it would seem to be coming from somewhere between the Tab and F8 keys. Weird, I know, but that's the best I can describe it.
I just picked this baby up on Saturday and I'm about to return it as it has to be flawed.
2.8Ghz with the bluray drive. I've upgraded it from Vista64 to Win7 RTM.
Even at "silent mode" the fan is louder than my 17" MacBook Pro or my 15" Thinkpad W500.
That seems...wrong. It's blowing hot air out even when the machine is just sitting there doing absolutly nothing. It's sitting next to me on my desk next to the W500 (which is dead silent running discrete graphics). It's in STAMINA mode, running in SILENT, and still loud.
This will be a fun return as I am going to fight the 15% as the sales guy told me it was a quiet machine.
This seems to be a common problem with Vaio notebooks, especially the SZ series.
I've had an SZ460 for a couple of years, and I'm starting to have problems with the fan. It's not the loud buzzing noise you hear when the processor is overworked. It's more like a rattling noise. I took the fan/heatsink out completely and cleaned it with a can of air, but the problem still persists. I have a feeling the bearings are shot.
The only replacement fans I could find are on eBay for $30-40, and they appear used. Where can I find an OEM fan for this notebook?
I recently bought a Sony Vaio FW. I found that the Blu-ray ROM (which is a Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500s) is extremely noisy (I am not a very picky person, but the noise is very annoying and even disturbing my video watching.) Anyone with similar experience? Anyone has ever requested Sony to change a new Blu-ray ROM which is quieter? Which manufacturer of the blu-ray should be quieter?
I've had this laptop since early December and have noticed a noise coming from the fan. It sounds like a faint siren sound or whirring. I know that's probably an odd description but that's what it reminds me of. It's not terribly loud but just loud enough to be distracting sometimes.
This only happens when I'm not running a lot of stuff (just using Word for example) but when the fan cycles up that noise goes away. Unfortunately, I'm just using Word about 90% of the time so I hear this noise. It will make the noise for a second, then go away for a few seconds, then return.
I called Sony just to ask if there was some kind of setting (I don't know) that could be changed. They said it sounds like the fan needs to be replaced, and set up a home service call. The guy came, changed the fan and...same noise.
I've found a few references to odd-sounding fans on Sony laptops. But I'm wondering if anyone can confirm that this noise is normal and I'll just have to put up with it?
I wanted a quiet laptop along the lines of the T400 or the macbook pros. These are quiet enough for me. I owned a Vaio Z in early 2009 that I got rid of purely b/c of the fan noise. Can anyone tell me if the newest models or a vaio fan control type of software or BIOS upgrade has made the VAIO Z series quiet? Otherwise this was a great laptop.
i buy sony laptop VGN-CS18GN/b recently,3 month ago.in recent day i hear voice from left of laptop and i focus on that and hear a low voice from fan when try to work and cooling the device .noise like something stuck between wings of fan.i dont know but this noise not to loud .i want to know any way to clean up the fan without to give it to warranty.
I have just downgraded my T7200 CPU to an T2300 so that the CPU temperature could go down. And that it did. from 68 degrees to 45 degrees in idle but stil the fan is going at it at full speed even at 45 degrees.
I found a post on this forum were a person says that the BIOS has to flashed whit an modede version of the bios file. But how do I make a moded bios?
Its from this topic that I found out that the BIOS has to be changed so that the fan only runs when it needs to and not when it works under normal idle CPU loads: SZ fan noise?
getting my Sony VGN-SZ48GN fan noise down to a reasonable level?
why is C1E disable on the VGN-SZ48GN and how do I enable it?
I've recently purchased Sony Vaio FW21E (European model) and to my surprise, I find it quite noisy (contrary to what you can read in many reviews).
The first problem is HDD - I've owned 3 notebooks so far and no one had such a noisy disk. I almost thought that there is some kind of motherboard or GPU fan in there until I opened the case to confirm that the noise really comes from the HDD. It is quite unpleasant in a totally quiet room (like in the night) but I can hear it even during evenings when the room is relatively quiet. Vaio owners with Toshiba MK3252GSX disk (320GB), do you experience the same amount of noise? (On the upside, the performance is really nice compared to my older laptops, Windows Experience Index being 5.4.)
The second problem is the main fan (which I understand is the only fan on this Vaio). It is quiet for the first hour of usage or so but then it always turns on for about 5 minutes, then it's quiet for another 2-3 minutes, then it goes off again etc. etc. I really find this annoying because the fan speed is changing frequently and rapidly (i.e. from zero to high spinning, then it slowly goes down to what I would call acceptable level, then it stops rotating immediately; then it goes of for 100% again etc.)
When you combine these 2 noises, the notebook is quite unpleasant to use in quiet conditions. From the right hand side where the disk is placed, you constantly hear a whisper-like sound while from the left side, you are distracted by the main fan which tends to be turned on and off in a few minutes intervals..........
I recently noticed a high pitched noise coming from what seems like my screen. I have a VGN-FW w/ a T9600, an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 graphics with 1GB dedicated video RAM, the extra-wide HD display, and a blue ray burner. I noticed this noise while I was converting a few movies (wich I noticed was taking up 100% of my CPU) and now it seems to be ever present. The only way to get rid of the high-pitch noise is to either turn the brightness on the screen all the way down or continually move the screen-pushing it up and down and such. Whenever I stop moving the screen, the high pitched noise comes back.
Ive had this laptop for 3 months and Im quite dissapointed about the fan noise - it is running constantly. My experience is that the fan is running in 3 modes: minimum (always), medium (short time) and max (when using graphics ex.). Sony Support told me that it is normal that the CPU fan is running when the computer is swithed on (=CPU on).
My experience with laptops though is that they are quiet all the time, but eventually starts the fan when using many applications (graphics ex.). The symptom is the same in Windows XP, Linux and FreeBSD. Is it normal behaviour - I mean, should it run constantly or occasionally?
I have 13 inch sony Z 820db laptop not very long ago, for some reason the fan makes quite a bit of noise compare to other models that i own(sony ns190d laptop). Is this suppose to be normal for this laptop? Does anyone else who has this laptop feels the fan noise for this laptop is sufficiently higher compare to other laptops? I can really feel the air pumping out when i place my hands near the ventilation and i only use the laptop for surfing on the net. no heavy application running what so ever. Also have a question about the battery life. They said the standard battery life could last up to 5.5 hours, but mines only last 3 and half hours even just surfing on net.
The whining or humming noise has been thoroughly discussed on this forum but I haven't been able to find out whether the noise impacts the recording. I'm a reporter who uses my mic input on a daily basis, so this is a HUGE deal for me. Can anyone who has experienced this microphone issue confirm whether the hum comes through in recorded audio?
I've noticed on several occasions that the sound output is not restored after unplugging the noise-cancelling headphones. Volume up and down (via FN key) have no impact. Usually, Muting and then Unmuting resolves the issue, which seems to point to a driver issue.
my power brick making a clicking noise and the LED light sort of flickering in conjunction with the noise. Does anyone else have this issue? I'm not sure it's a problem, but I'm worried that it might be.
The FW has a CCFL screen even if it's hi-color, full hd, right?
Notebook check says it's 357 nits! Is that really the case, b/c I thought the Sony Z would have the best screen and it was something like 280 nits. 357 is just ridiculously bright and the brightest that I've ever heard of.
1920x1080 hi-color screen vs the Sony Z's screen?
Is it audible when surfing the web, etc and not under load?
The whining sound coming from this computer ( Sony Vaio VPCCW27FX )
I bought one and returned it and got another one hoping this one will come without the whining noise, but i was wrong.
I tried all these steps suggested by other users:I tried the muting mic. through control panel. didn't workI tried to Go to systems -> Device Manager -> Universal Bus Controllers, itreduced the noise but didn't completely cut it and plus my mouse stopped working.
What I found out was, when i boot the laptop in Safe Mode, the noise disappeared. I don't know what else I should do.
I have a tt series VGN-TT190 notebook and after installed windows 7 the auto dimmer, and the noise cancelling doesn't work. I called sony and they don't know how to fix it either- they told me to live with it.
I noticed that in a quiet room, with the laptop about a foot from me, I hear a slight "click" noise right when the fan starts up and spins down. Doesn't bother me, but thought it was interesting to note. I sounds like a normal fan when operating and the sound is very faint. I was wondering if anyone else has noticed this.