I just looked into desoldering components, and I wonder whether (with my limited expertise) the risk is not worth it (as the main part of the noise is now gone). Is it possible to "bypass" a component, e.g. by creating a connection between its terminals?
See above - I've already used glue to that effect
Clipping the pins as mentioned above would seem easier and less prone to accident - would this be ok and not compromise the integrity of the circuit? I would need an extremely tiny clipper to get underneath the component to clip the pins though! I'm not sure tape would be insulating enough and furthermore would introduce foreign body into the machine interior.
I had exactly this problem! But there is a solution! Its basically changing the software settings out power supply management and is completed as follows:Its all very weird, but this stopped the (capacitors, I think) sound:1. Execute: "regedit"2 .Locate: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Power \ PowerSettings \ 54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b¬740d00 \ 5d76a2ca-e8c0-402f-a133-215849¬2d58ad3. Change Attributes from 1 to 0.4. Then, through the control panel - power - in the settings mode select power management processor. There will be an option disabling idle processor and high pitched noise immediately disappears.Taken from this thread:http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/292 ... oming-area