killing the computer noise with IKEA desk ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macchiato2009, May 28, 2011.

  1. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

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    hi guys

    thanks to some of you, i've realized that IKEA wooden desks are the reason why i can hear my Mac vibrating...

    i was wondering if, instead of getting rid of my nice but noisy desk, there is a solution to kill the noise

    what can of stuff can i put between the imac stand and the wooden desk to cancel the noise ?


    thanks
     
  2. Razzerman macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    You could try a thin piece of foam (black?) to match the footprint of the imac.

    Cheers,

    Ray
     
  3. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    mmmm i've tried, but it's not thick enough

    i've tried putting magazines too, doesn't work
     
  4. entropi macrumors 6502

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    ...is it really r e a l wood? if the whole desk is more or less "empty" on the inside, the result will be resonance and vibration...
     
  5. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    no it's "ikea" wood

    half empty, nice from the outside, cheap in price

    it does very its job as a nice desk for the price

    ... until you put an iMac on it :(

    and i hate throwing $200 away, so i'd like to keep it, and find a solution to reduce vibration
     
  6. anonymouse99 macrumors regular

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    What appears to work for me in general with tower based desktops is putting like thick rubber bumpers that dampen vibrations between the desktop and the floor they sit on. A quick search reveals this,

    http://www.nationalartcraft.com/subcategory.asp?gid=16&cid=183&scid=499

    You may have to do trial and error. I would probably get soft rubber which appears to dampen better.

    Good luck, and please keep us posted with your findings :D
     
  7. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks guys

    is it more slippery once you put the rubber thing or still very stable ?
     
  8. Razzerman macrumors regular

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    This is getting serious - someone should tell Mr. Ive ;)

    Try a towel, doubled up - see if that gets rid of the vibration. I had a similar problem while brewing some beer other day - extra towel worked just fine.

    Cheers,

    Ray
     

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