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Elliot B.    1,853

Have you noticed that, when the backlight is on (either of the two brightnesses), there is a high-pitch whine/hum? (when the room is very quiet)

 

I am 34 and can hear it.

 

As soon as I turn the backlight off, the sound disappears.

 

Very annoying.

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Mindovermaster    3,898

Since when does your age differe rather you can hear it or not?

 

Whining normally means a component is out of whack. Compositor or something.

 

If you can live with it being off, yay. Otherwise, get an RMA... (assuming it is still under warranty)

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nekrosoft13    766

coils and capacitors can whine, you can't just fix it, it requires replacing components, or buy a new keyboard

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zhangm    1,402
36 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

Since when does your age differe rather you can hear it or not?

Many forms of hearing loss are age-related. There are multiple reasons. I think in this case the most relevant detail would be the natural loss of sensitivity to higher frequencies after 20, which indicates that either the noise is rather high in amplitude and high in frequency, or that it's not quite so high-pitched. This page has some plots of typical frequency response vs age.

 

http://roger-russell.com/hearing/hearing.htm

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Eddo89    42
35 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

Since when does your age differe rather you can hear it or not?

 

Whining normally means a component is out of whack. Compositor or something.

 

If you can live with it being off, yay. Otherwise, get an RMA... (assuming it is still under warranty)

As you grow older, your ability to hear high frequency deteriorate. It has been used in devices to basically prevent young people from loitering. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mosquito

 

All electronics will whine to a certain extent, but a keyboard whine that is loud enough to bother people is rare and probably faulty. 

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Mindovermaster    3,898
7 minutes ago, zhangm said:

Many forms of hearing loss are age-related. There are multiple reasons. I think in this case the most relevant detail would be the natural loss of sensitivity to higher frequencies after 20, which indicates that either the noise is rather high in amplitude and high in frequency, or that it's not quite so high-pitched. This page has some plots of typical frequency response vs age.

 

http://roger-russell.com/hearing/hearing.htm

 

6 minutes ago, Eddo89 said:

As you grow older, your ability to hear high frequency deteriorate. It has been used in devices to basically prevent young people from loitering. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mosquito

 

All electronics will whine to a certain extent, but a keyboard whine that is loud enough to bother people is rare and probably faulty. 

Hell, I lost 60% of my hearing due to Chemo and Radiation.

 

I do, however believe as you get older, it sounds different, BUT... An electrical whine can be heard by many people, but not by age. It's not like "I can hear it at 34, but I can't at 40" There's no base that says "you can hear this at ##".

 

Everyone is different.

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