DELL-Chris M
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: XPS 420 Screeching Noise from Power Supply

I just unfloated this thread to clear room at the top of the board. This does not mean we have given up. I sent your tags up the line and we are working this.

 



 

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Pingouin514
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Re: XPS 420 Screeching Noise from Power Supply

Hi Chris,
I also have the noise on my XPS420 - I thought it was the hard drive, but reading this thread makes me think it is the PSU.
Add me to your list please.
Tx
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ThePug628
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Re: XPS 420 Screeching Noise from Power Supply

Chris, will we be contacted via PM, email or phone when a fix comes?
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DELL-Chris M
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: XPS 420 Screeching Noise from Power Supply

All,

I will post it on this thread and put it in the FAQ.

 



 

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DELL-Chris M
Community Manager
Community Manager

UPDATE !! XPS 420 Screeching Noise from Power Supply

Update

The new power supply to address the XPS 420 High Pitched Noise should be available from the manufacturer before April. Please be patient. Replacing the current power supply will not fix the issue.

 



 

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ThePug628
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Re: UPDATE !! XPS 420 Screeching Noise from Power Supply

Thanks for the update.
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jallie
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Re: XPS 420 Screeching Noise from Power Supply

It sounds like I have the same issue as well.  There is a piercing screeching noise coming from my power supply the best that I can tell.  I thought it was related to my graphics card, but now I think it is my power supply.  Chris, please add me to the list as well.  Thank you!

 

XPS 420
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @2.4GHz and 8MB cache
3GB DDR2 SDRAM @667MHz
500GB SATA HD(7200RPM)
Integrated Audio
Dell 2208WFP Monitor
128MB Radeon ATI HD 2400 Pro

Vista

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Groksmith
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 420 Screeching Noise from Power Supply

Having the same problem.  My 425w supply in my XPS 420 is putting out a high-pitched whine.


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Dapper M
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Re: XPS 420 Screeching Noise from Power Supply

Hi All,

 

I have just registered to express my solidarity with other users being driven insane by the persistent whining emanating from the XPS 420s 425W PSU.  I have had the PSU replaced by an engineer today but the problem persists.  

 

Contacted Dells Customer Services team in India but they are unaware of the problem. 

 

I did have a desktop with a GT8800 card and it was very quiet.  Due to other technical issues I had a new desktop dispatched with an upgraded GTX8800 card but this brought the whining PSU with it!

 

I would be grateful if I could be kept informed of any remedial action to resolve this issue. 

 

 

 

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Tjackhal
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Re: XPS 420 Screeching Noise from Power Supply

I have the same problem with the power supply. The noise coming from the power supply is very irritating.

Please add me to the list.

 

I have sent an email to the dutch customer support. I am waiting for the reply.

If I get the reply I will let you know.

 

 

XPS 420
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @2.4GHz and 8MB cache
2GB DDR2 667MHz
640GB HD(7200RPM)
X-Fi Xtreme soundcard

TV tuner and AVIO/Accellerator
Single 768 MB nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX

Dell 1908WFP Monitor
Vista

 

Message Edited by Tjackhal on 03-17-2008 05:51 AM
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