30" ACD or 305t+ owners - buzzing sound?

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  1. futuremac macrumors member

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    My Samsung 305t+ arrived today. I cant get over the annoying buzzing/humming sound coming from the monitor. I read this is because of the power supply built into the screen. The ACD's is external, so can you tell me if your ACD is making any noise in a quite room?

    I want to keep the Samsung even though colours are oversaturated and is too bright at the minimum setting, mostly because it doesn't have the shimmering effect of IPS panels. If I can't get a dead quiet 30" I'll go back to using only the MBP screen until OLEDs come out :D

    I don't know if I should swap, or get a refund and get a used ACD. Any 305t+ users with a dead quiet monitor?
     
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  3. dave12345 macrumors regular

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    I just send my 30" ACD for repair because of a buzzing sound that only happened when the brightness was at less that full level. They're sending me a replacement. I'm hoping this one is going to be quiet!
     
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  5. futuremac thread starter macrumors member

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    If you put your ear to the back in a quiet room is there any buzz, even a little bit?
     
  6. futuremac thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I should get a 23-24". This 30" is a beast. I actually prefer looking at the MBP monitor, just seems easier on the eyes. Maybe ccf backlight flicker on the 30 is kinds annoying.
     
  7. Amigaman macrumors regular

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    I just checked and I couldn't hear a thing.
     
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    Mine too just to cast my ballot.
     
  11. AdiosVista macrumors 6502

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    My power adapter was buzzing when the display was on or off. AppleCare shipped replacement and new one is dead silent.
     
  12. futuremac thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm sending back my 305t+ for a refund. I'll keep my eye out this week for the 23 ACD as they are at End of Life and might be able to pick up a special and mount it on an Ergatron.
     
  13. dave12345 macrumors regular

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    there's nothing worse that a buzzing monitor 2 feet away from your face! defiantly get a replacement - i'm getting my new one sent over on monday.
     
  14. dave12345 macrumors regular

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    OK, I received my new display today - this one is a lot quieter - but it has a couple of dead pixels - really annoying - i'm getting a replacement on thursday.
     
  15. dave12345 macrumors regular

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    I received my new 30" ACD on friday - This one is totally perfect - no buzzing - no dead pixels - 3rd time lucky I guess.
     
  16. dave12345 macrumors regular

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    i've just noticed that my 30" acd (3rd replacement!) has developed a large dark area in the bottom left corner - looks like i'll be getting yet another replacement!
     
  17. gary222 macrumors newbie

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    dead 305t

    I just received my Samsung 305t today, but I get no picture at all. I tried it on 5 computers here at work, with differing video cards, and got no signal from any of them. I'm quite sure that at least a couple of the cards are dual DVI. I literally spent 7 hours today trying to figure this out. I called Samsung and ATI. It appears the monitor arrived dead, unless there is some minimum vram requirement or something that I don't know about.
     
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  19. lAciDl macrumors member

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    my 3007 makes a buzzing noise but you have to stick your head behind the screen and almost have your face against it to even hear it.

    dell refurb 3007hc's are only $750shipped i dont see any point in buying an 30" acd or the samsung new, but thats just my 2 pennies
     
  20. nutritious macrumors 6502

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    I have a 305t+. It's an awesome monitor and I prefer its picture compared to the 30" ips panels that have aggressive antiglare coating and poorer blacks. Only problem is the input lag, but I've adjusted.
     
  21. NonBorn macrumors newbie

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    I got that screen today, but I have a problem with white color... White isnt the same vertically in the screen... In the bottom of the screen its more reddish... Is this a known problem of the model or Its just my screen and I have to return it??

    Thanks in advace...
     
  22. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    Agreed on the antiglare coating. Samsung has really perfected their S-PVA displays in this aspect.
     

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