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Buzzing after shutdown HP spectre x360

Q: Buzzing after shutdown HP spectre x360

I just bought spectre x days ago and I heard a constat buzzing after shutdown computer completely which comes spectre HP x360 after Buzzing shutdown from bottom air intake close to delete button When I turn-on X the buzzing is Buzzing after shutdown HP spectre x360 stronger normally it is not possible to understand a noise while you work however it is really weird that there is a buzzing noise nbsp even after shutdown completely I contacted with HP service however they Buzzing after shutdown HP spectre x360 said there is no any record for similar things and they said the buzzing is normal nbsp I should say this is not good I checked some forums and saw some records related HD Intel And it is obvious there is no any solution Buzzing after shutdown HP spectre x360 However my problem is more buzzing noise goes on after shutdown I made some minor test I insert a USB and the buzzing was more noisy after takei it out buzzing niose was minor however still nbsp nbsp My question what should I do Isn't it weird that you turn off your computer and get on a plane and your computer is still active Or it consume battery life while you sleep Or isn't clear that there is a problem with this computer nbsp nbsp I hope someone from HP answers me because service thinks it is OK nbsp

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Okay so I've read the other threads and figure that...well...I figured nothing.

Audio sounds great. It's from my gigabyte motherboard, not from an expansion card. I have a jumper cable running from my mobo to my video card for the audio signal. When there is no audio playing on my computer, there is a sort of static buzz that has what seems like a specific rate to it... "blip blip____blip blip___blip blip"..... sort of like that

All inputs/recording settings have been disabled.

The only fix I have is to basically open an app (winamp) and have it play audio at 0% volume. It's kind of stupid and would prefer to not have to do this. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:Buzzing when no sounds play over HDMI connection

I have a jumper cable running from my mobo to my video card for the audio signal.Click to expand...

That's the norm for HDMI. HUMMMMMM or other noise when no sound is being produced intentionally is usually a grounding or cable shielding problem.

To be honest, my laptop HDMI is iffy; by that I mean, a connection to the HDTV at home and at one auditorium is just fine, but at another location, I get hum all the time both with and without sound originating from the laptop - - using the same hdmi cable.

The laptop has a plastic case and of course can not be shielded and therefore subject to 'environmental' interference'

In normal audio circuits, a/c hum indicates poor or no shielding (ie grounding) OR
the leads on the audio cable are reverse - - the ground on the cable is wired (by mistake) to the audio hot lead (ie the input).

On your PC, make sure you have a grounded A/C power cord and the wall plate has an active ground connection.
 

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A:1 min shutdown

The thermal pads and/or paste may need to be replaced...
 

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Is it normal? Safe for the GPU? Does it go away?

Thanks for info
 

A:GPU buzzing / whining at very high fps

What is you PSU make and model? When was the last time you cleaned your system out (physically powering down, opening the case and removing all the dust - especially on all the fans)? Do you monitor your internal temps when you game - if so what are they when you game? Have you overclocked anything?
 

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A:Dell Inspiron 3437- Startup and shutdown problem

Which Windows and how much free space do you have?
 

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A:Dell Latitude E6410 Suddenly shutdown

Remove the battery and the AC Adapter and hold the power button down for at least 30 seconds. Put the AC adapter in and leave the battery out. try powering it up again
 

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A:Laptop goes to shutdown screen abruptly

The laptops thermal compound has probably gone bad and hardened... This causes the motherboard to trigger its "overheating" circuit, even though it doesn't seem that hot
 

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A:AMD FX-4100 at 88°C. Occasional computer shutdown

Temp max safe temperature according to AMD is 61c for the bulldozer chips. If im not mistaken the CPU starts to throttle after 81c. If you are hitting 88c, you are overheating the processor and theres something wrong. I would suggest reseating the CPU cooler with some new thermal paste to start and we can go from there, however the temps your hitting are far beyond even what a stock cooler on an FX 4100 should let it achieve.

I also notice you say your PSU is also just as hot, what wattage is your PSU and what specific video card do you have?
 

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A:Weird buzzing noises during games

Btw, the soundcard is a Realtek ALC892 7.1. I'm searching for drivers but I can't seem to find any
 

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A:My PC sounds are just buzzing noises

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A:Why won't my notebook shutdown while being charged?

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A:Buzzing/sizzling sound coming from CPU or GPU? It's not the fan?

Does it sound like this?

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A:When I press shutdown the laptop restart

ohail said:





I have dell vostro 3300 brand new. when I press shutdown the laptop restart, I could not fix
I think mp laptop is not normal.I tried to install another operating system
I changed OS to XP but I got the same problem...Click to expand...

You might of voided the warranty by putting another OS on it,but you might contact Dell & see what they say.
 

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A:Laptop dropped, making buzzing noise

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A:Help with shutdown

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A:Buzzing sound coming from (what I believe) graphics card

It might also be the power supply. I suggest substituting a known good graphics card and then power supply to find the source of the problem.
 

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A:Computer fan creates an irritating buzzing sound at random intervals

I'd say the fan is defective. I'd just replace it. I doubt it would be worth it to return the CPU, heatsink and fan just to get a new fan but I suppose you could if you wanted to.
 

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A:Random PC shutdown

Well generally pc shutdowns are due to the power supply being faulty or general overheating.
As you have replaced the power supply there is a small chance that this is the cause. Again you have checked the connections to the motherboard and they are fine too.

The only thing I can suggest without further thought is to check the cpu temperature. This can be accessed in some bios configuration screens. Generally you can enter this screen using the f1, f2 or delete key.

The temperature will be under the power tab and it will probably show the motherboard temp as well as the cpu's. between < 35 is great 35-45 is ok anything over 45 is starting to run hot etc. *Note AMD chips do run a little hotter so take this into account*

What cpu fan do you have? is it connected with thermal paste?

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Sub-woofer only has a two pin a/c plug.

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For clarification sake: Are you saying the harddrive was originally set in the BIOS as ahcpi mode but by setting the optimized default settings the BIOS set it to IDE? Anyway...


Before sending for a new drive run Chkdsk and run harddrive diagnostics by using the free utility that you can get off of your HD manufacture's website.

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What power supply do you have?

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Did you figure this out?
 

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Hello Shannon
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Oh yeah, I ordered a new Dimension 8100 specific 410 watt power supply from pcpowercooling.com to replace the existing Dell 250 watt stock PSU.

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Run CCleaner

Update your Drivers

Check your Hard Drive for issues
 

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A:Complete PC Shutdown when playing the most simple of games

Sounds like an overheating issue with the graphics card to be honest.
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A:Temperature alert and shutdown

I would set it at 60 or just above. That temp won't hurt anything but over the long haul it will shorten the life of the processor. You want to know about temperature issues before it gets to the point where the system starts running flaky
 

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Could somebody please help me...?
Thanks...
 

A:Laptop shutdown, now won't turn back on?

Hi Howlett93,
Welcome to Techspot.

Just a couple of question:

Why was the orgigional motherboard replaced?

What is the make of the Laptop?

What did you do the day before is didnt turn on again?

CAn we have more PC specs? eg operating sytem RAM etc.

When you tired taking out the battery did you hold down the powerbutton for about 0 second to get rid of any remaining charge.

This gives us a clearer picture.
 

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A:Shutdown Problems

Hi

does it do it when the drive has been removed ?
 

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A:XP Pro Laptop will not shutdown

scan/clean your registry with something like ccleaner. Also check this page for more suggestions
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Troubleshooting-Windows-Shutdown.html
 

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A:Emachine shutdown issues

Go to newegg.com!

I'm contemplating replacing my T3958's board with one from there.

They have a "combination" section.

There's an AMD/ECS 3 combo around $50 right now!

And other deals for cheap.

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A:Computer makes high pitch buzzing noise

That can be just about anything... bad speaker or speaker with torn sound pad, electronic radio wave interference from another device, etc. It can take a long time tracking it down.
Often, however, the cause is merely a mechanical vibration from a cable or plug vibrating against the case, another hardware item, or touching the blade of a case fan or heatsink fan.. If the frequency goes up and down, it can be a fan blade, or dirt on a fan blade. Clean all fans with a que tip and denatured alcohol. Use plastic slip-ties to tie down anything loose.
You might also want to use a cheap AM/FM radio as a detector. Move the radio around the case when it is tuned to a weak station, to see if there is a change in volume or frequency of static.
Defective sound cards, damaged by too much high volume can also result in unwanted sounds, as can wear to a video graphics card, any cooling fan wearing out, optical drive gears or motors.
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A:System Fans Spin After Shutdown

It sound like either a PowerSupply issue
Or your HardDrive or CD Drive is causing it
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A:Strange shutdown problem when starting computer games

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A:Blue screen error at shutdown

Cpl32ver.exe is Trojan/Backdoor.

Remove this file from your Windows folder

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A:4 Beeps and Shutdown?

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A:How to shutdown integrated graphics card?

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A:CPU usage constant, won't shutdown

Hi
i would suggest 2 things to start...

start>run>
type this: sfc /scannow (this will check the file system, if errors are found will replace with original, most likely will require xp cd)

if the above does not help try Registry Mechanic

cheers

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A:Computer shutdown after ~1minute

It's a process of elimination....

1st off, I'd run Memtest - create a bootable CD and run the test http://www.memtest86.com/
If that fails, then you've found the Culprit.

As for your questions:
1: Definitely

2: Yes, I've seen HDD's cause crashes even in BIOS. Disconnect it & see if it stays on

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A:Random computer shutdown

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A:Random Shutdown Problem

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A:Ati 1650 512mb Shutdown problem.

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A:Initial shutdown, then it's fine. It's a mystery.

Video memory is such a strange thing.
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Have you taken a look at your boot menu to see which devices are loading, there may be something there which is causing the extra delay, both on boot up and shutdown.
Admittedly, unless you are speaking about the tail end of your shutdown your times seem really good, have you changed your anti virus or firewall etc, think it is just down to the programmes you have loaded.
David
 

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A:Any suggestions for sudden shutdown due to overheating?

Your assumption is correct. 100 celsius is too high.
Something has to be wrong with your watercooler, heat sink, or you have no thermal paste.
 

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A:Weird problem with shutdown

Oh and my video card is a Geforce 8800GT superclocked....almost forgot about that
 

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A:T.v makes a high pitched buzzing noise

Open the back of the old CRT television and carefully clean the dust and dirt away from the high-voltage components, usually located on the right side of the chassis looking at the back of the TV. The CRT holds a high-voltage charge where a big red or black wire connects to the glass tube so be careful. The area around the red wire rubber cup can be cleaned using a spray bottle of window cleaner, but again be careful not to get shocked... 25,000 to 30,000 volts can be present on the CRT
 

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A:ASUS F5M - sound problem: buzzing interruptions

defragging and ram would have nothing to do with this issue.

It is probably related to a bad grounding on the mobo if drivers are not the issue. Or there is a loose or shorting speaker wire.
 

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A:AsRock P4VM800 random shutdown.

I'd try running MemTest as the 1st resort - faulty RAM will cause this (mis)behaviour, and if it passes, then you've ruled out one suspect.

Either make a Floppy, or Bootable CD from here: http://www.memtest.org/#downiso , boot from it & let it run for at least an hour {unless errors show up straight away} if there's errors and there is more than 1 stick of RAM, turn it off, remove 1 stick & run the test until you have found the culprit.

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Your card may suffering from slot creep. Take it out of the slot, clean the connector strip wioth a cloth soaked in gin (yeah, I know it's a waste but it is gentle!) and refit. If this does not cure it, your sound card my be on the way out.
 

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A:Computer Shutdown - Need cooling help

It's not only heat that could be causing the problem. It could also be power related. If your card isn't getting enough power, it's enough of a problem to cause shutdowns. So you may want to check what kind of specs you get with your current power supply, and double check to see if it provides enough power. I'm no expert on making those kinds of calculations. I only know enough about what might be causing the problem.

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A:Buzzing PSU when the mouse is moved

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Try another power supply
 

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A:Fan Noise then Shutdown

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A:Modem Self-Shutdown (Forced Dynamic IP?)

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A:Computer shutdown

Have you checked the event viewer to see what the errors are?

Right click on My Computer and choose Manage...

Then click on Event Viewer.

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A:need helpppppp ...... always shutdown

it could be many things, temperatures, hardware, power, programs etc.

how is it shutting down? just power off or through the shutdown process? can you start your PC immediately afterwards or do you have to wait for a bit?

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A:Could the pc shutdown suddenly cause by graphic card?

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A:Shutdown due to overheating

What are your complete system specs? Model number, CPU, memory and operating system
 

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A:shutdown temp being accidentally tripped?

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A:Lights & sounds after shutdown

Can Linux shut down the machine properly? Try Knoppix.
Update the BIOS or replace the motherboard?
 

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