1. Xiang Li's Avatar
    my 64gb surface pro has a static noise that is very quiet, can only be heard in a quiet room. its high pitched and constant when powered on. though its very minimal but the noise like this really starts to annoy me. its not the fan noise and is not affected by what I do on my surface. sounds like electric current noise.

    did anyone notice the same issue?
    02-12-2013 09:46 AM
  2. Xiang Li's Avatar
    I was using my RT earlier today and it is absolutely silent while running! then I turned on my pro, there it is. that not very loud but definitely audible electric current noise!
    02-12-2013 09:07 PM
  3. Xiang Li's Avatar
    its a hissing sound, not from fan, but sounds like from motherboard.
    02-12-2013 09:18 PM
  4. Talderon's Avatar
    Strange, I don't recall making this post...

    Disregard. Thanks.
    Last edited by Talderon; 06-15-2013 at 11:39 AM.
    02-12-2013 09:23 PM
  5. zhuz's Avatar
    Mine has the same high pitch noise you're talking about
    I'm guessing it's emitted by the fan
    I wouldn't worry too much about it
    02-12-2013 09:41 PM
  6. Xiang Li's Avatar
    thanks for confirming this!
    02-12-2013 10:25 PM
  7. Knutsi's Avatar
    Hi there. I have this problem too. Any luck in reducing this sound? It is quite disturbing to me, when using it to study ):
    06-14-2013 05:44 AM
  8. etphoto's Avatar
    Its like living next to an airport. One would think you'd eventually get use to it to a point you don't hear it anymore.
    06-14-2013 08:16 AM
  9. ioaniro's Avatar
    Does it go away when you turn off the Bluetooth? I had a laptop that was doing the same thing and it went away when turning Bluetooth off.
    06-14-2013 03:22 PM
  10. tlam1's Avatar
    Mine also has the problem. Disabling bluetooth does not solve it
    The hiss is very clear on the back of the unit
    06-15-2013 04:43 AM
  11. baandoptager's Avatar
    Mine has it too, got it exchanged at first... the new one has it aswell. I can't ignore it. :( This saddens me. Alot! Don't know what to say to MS.
    06-16-2013 03:59 PM
  12. csd_images's Avatar
    Nothing on a 128Gb version, the only time I hear noise is if it's doing a lot of processing and the fans kick in other than that nothing.
    06-16-2013 04:13 PM
  13. lesfalangie's Avatar
    Nothing on a 128Gb version
    Well, I have the 4300U 128GB version and it has this static/white noise in the background.
    I feel like people should pay attention to this audio issue, which pertains to so many tablets/laptops. What's the point of having grade-A earbuds when you have this white noise in the background that spoils clarity of any sound?
    02-07-2014 12:03 AM
  14. csd_images's Avatar
    Well, I have the 4300U 128GB version and it has this static/white noise in the background.
    I feel like people should pay attention to this audio issue, which pertains to so many tablets/laptops. What's the point of having grade-A earbuds when you have this white noise in the background that spoils clarity of any sound?
    I assume this is the Surface Pro 2? My comment was about the first gen device ;)
    02-07-2014 03:52 AM
  15. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    I've not noticed this on mine. I have pretty sensitive hearing even in high ranges. I'll see if I can hear it. Though my house is RARELY quiet with 2 young boys, 2 cats and a greyhound running around.
    02-10-2014 02:31 PM
  16. sd173's Avatar
    I have an original Surface Pro 128 GB and I hear this noise too. It's easy for me to ignore it, but I do hear it if I put my ear really close to the corner with the power button. If you turn it a little you'll notice there's a flashing orange light near that corner (visible though the vents) which I am very sure is the NIC card. So I'm guessing the NIC card is causing this, either that or hardware related to communication signals. I've noticed this same noise when I put my ear close to a wireless router.
    02-17-2014 10:17 PM
  17. Torontonian22's Avatar
    Yeah same for me on my Surface pro 1 - 128gb

    I also noticed that the noise could be a little crazy when browsing the web. Depending on the website I'm on, the noise can really really be annoying and once again, not a good sign towards the durability of the device. Even my girlfriend that doesn't really pays attention to these details heard it and told it to me...

    I'm repeating myself but as much as I love my surface pro, I still have a lot of concerns regarding its build quality.
    02-18-2014 12:47 PM
  18. Silverdogz's Avatar
    I never hear it, even when its deathly quiet. Sometimes I hear it when the surface runs out of battery. Occasionally I'll hear the fan but not too often.
    02-18-2014 04:04 PM
  19. asdasdasdasdwwqwe's Avatar
    Does the noise start when the display turns off?

    if yes, Surface Pro 2 128GB has the exact same problem.

    People generally have damaged hearings and can't hear these high frequencies, or they don't care about the noise. MS certainly doesn't care to fix this problem, same as the display brightness flickering that exists in Surface 1 & 2.
    08-11-2014 08:29 AM
  20. anon(9047400)'s Avatar
    Computer-boffins dot ca has the fix. Can't post a link because I have to make 10 posts first!
    08-26-2014 06:04 PM
  21. RajeevT's Avatar
    Computer-boffins dot ca has the fix. Can't post a link because I have to make 10 posts first!
    Solved : Surface Pro Microphone Background Noise | Computer Boffins
    08-26-2014 09:45 PM
  22. KAVogel's Avatar
    Mine does the same thing. I noticed it for the first time today. Pretty loud. Only stopped when I totally shut down the machine. I don't think it's a cooling fan. Also, the back of the unit is hot when on.
    01-20-2015 09:41 PM

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