PalmOne Tungsten E

  bobbyp 09:35 29 Mar 2005
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I have purchased a Tungsten E but it makes a really high-pitch whining noise. I have swapped with another Tungsten E and this also makes to the same noise. It's not really loud, just really irritating after a short time.

From what I've read it sounds like a common problem for PalmOne products with hi-res screens? Does any one else have this problem. Do all manufacturers have this problem or even all PalmOnes. Is it just this model?

If they all do it I'll keep this one as I like it (apart from the noise). If they don't then I'll get something else.

  TomJerry 13:39 29 Mar 2005

can you more specific when this "noise" appear

I have mine over one year now and used it for many things including play mp3 file and mpeg4 (divx) movie, never heard any "noise"

the one you got must be faulty

  bobbyp 13:45 29 Mar 2005

It's this problem I have now found, so it sounds like its a recognised problem. I basically get a really high-pitched noise coming from the screen - a bit like tinnitus apparently. Looks like it's a fault with PalmOne parts.

From "Palminfocenter.com"
A PDA repair and parts specialist has announced they have come up with a solution to a developing screen noise problem emitted from some palmOne Tungsten T2 and Tungsten E models.


There has been a lot of talk on the PIC forums and around the net regarding the buzzing noise coming from the screens on the Tungsten E & T2. After a number of trials, PDAparts has come up with one possible do-it-yourself solution.

The problem is with the digitizer on top of the LCD. The Digitizer also known as the Glasstop or Touchpanel is the part that sits on top of the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) and handles the input from the stylus.

PDAparts writes, The noise seems to only happen on some units. As we have learned from repairing and selling parts for Palm and other PDA units for 6 years that none of the pda manufacturers use only one source for their parts. We have found that by replacing the digitizer on the units that buzz we were able to stop the buzzing noise 9 out of 10 times. The digitizers we had made are constructed from Glass and not from the plastic that the current units use. Now we are aware that using a glasstop does bring up a higher risk of breaking it if the unit is dropped. Basically, it is your call on if you want a hi pitch noise or a higher risk of screen breakage.

Note: If your unit is under warranty please contact palmOne support regarding any issues. This procedure & part will void your handheld warranty.

  TomJerry 13:56 29 Mar 2005

I have a few friends who have different model of Tungsten (I have E), never heard any noise problem.

  bobbyp 13:59 29 Mar 2005

I'bve had my 2 from Amazon and they've both had this problem. I can't see any way you can tell if they will or won't make this noise before purchasing even from a shop as they really need charging up first. Perhaps it depends where you buy them from

  bobbyp 14:00 29 Mar 2005

I've had my 2 from Amazon and they've both had this problem. I can't see any way you can tell if they will or won't make this noise before purchasing even from a shop as they really need charging up first. Perhaps it depends where you buy them from?

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