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Static Like Noise Coming from Laptop

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Hello all. I have a work laptop that came from my previous boss. It's a Dell XPS P56f. The specs are below:

  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Intel Core i7 6700HQ
  • 16GB Ram
  • 2GB Nvidia Geforce GTX 960M
  • 1TB SSD
Just a bit ago (and now as I type this) I can hear an almost static like noise coming from the inside of it. This is a different noise than a high speed fan noise. Earlier when I turned the backlight down, the noise stopped. However, when I just now tried that, it didn't work. (and now as I type this, it just stopped again)

Does this sound like it could be the video card fan doing something funky? Hooked up to the laptop I have a Dell Dock and hooked to that I have 3 widescreen external displays, ethernet cable and a flash drive. I'm not doing anything graphic intensive by any means. I have email open, a couple connections to terminal servers and a few tabs in Chrome.

Any ideas on what might be going on?
 

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Monitor or power converter in monitor are acting up, (easier to replace, unless if integrated into motherboard, gpu (business laptops are igp) could be acting up too
 
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coil whine ? it sounds like high pitched chirping.
 
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Monitor or power converter in monitor are acting up, (easier to replace, unless if integrated into motherboard, gpu (business laptops are igp) could be acting up too
That could possibly be it. Honestly, if it keeps doing it I may just contact Dell. I have had some other odd issues with this machine and it's less than a year old.

coil whine ? it sounds like high pitched chirping.
This isn't quite like that, no chirping.
 
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go into Device Manager and try to disable your infrared devices.
 
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imho a known issue with recent crap... RMA the the thing till you get a decent sample or take a different model.
 
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