low pitch hum

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MacPC, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. MacPC macrumors regular

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    Ho Ho Ho Happy Holidays everyone.

    Recently I just got a new IKEA desk. Somehow this desk has a very different resonate from my old beat up solid oak desk. I put my iMac on it, now it makes a very low pitch (around 60Hz) humming noise, it is not very noticeable in daytime. But at night when it's very quiet, it gives me a headache!!! One of those thing once you noticed, it will just bug you. Does anyone know if there is something like a pad that I can put under the iMac to absorb this vibration?
     
  2. VAvW, Dec 23, 2012
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    VAvW macrumors member

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    This problem, prone to people sitting behind desks this time of year is known as "Scrooging", especially when you see it as a chance to get some extra work done. It causes the humbug. Humbug. Should be gone by the 26th. ;)

    Oh, and here we call it iKea.
     
  3. EPiCDiNGO macrumors member

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    LMAO this is hilarious :D
     
  4. SpecAU macrumors member

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    Go and get a piece of anti slip matting. Put a layer or two down and done

    Maybe try a towel to test if your theory is correct.
     
  5. themagicmonkey macrumors newbie

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    I always use acoustic foam or use custom speaker decoupling devices, (Primacousic or Mopads) alternatively glue a floor tile on top of foam it should do the trick..
     
  6. MacPC thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks all for your replies. According to VAvW, the hum should go away today but it persists! Damn humbugs! :eek: Seriously, the acoustic foam sounds like a good idea.
     

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