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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 11-19-2017, 01:22 AM - Thread Starter
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At night when my room is silent there's been a really annoying screeching noise, and I finally narrowed it down to my new EC2-B. When I put my ear around the sensor I can hear it clearly. Don't notice it during the day. When I move my cursor the whine stops for a couple seconds then returns.

Pretty sure my EC2-A and many other mice didn't have this. I made a post on Reddit and another user has reported the same problem too, and was suggested to post here.

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post #2 of 61 (permalink) Old 11-19-2017, 01:37 AM
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Sounds like it's haunted. Lol kill it

Really though, that is weird as heck. I haven't noticed it with my ec2-b thus far.

Edit: So i cut everything off in my room just to see if i could hear what you posted about. Sure enough i heard it. I thought to myself "no way". Pick up the mouse and place my ear by the sensor, & hear the exact same annoying sound coming from the mouse. You aren't the only one.
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post #3 of 61 (permalink) Old 11-19-2017, 04:21 AM
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I hear it as well on my EC2-B.
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post #4 of 61 (permalink) Old 11-19-2017, 06:08 AM
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Have not read about this problem since the G9 lol, I know many people complained about this with that mouse.
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Not an exclusive feature, SteelSeries already had it before Zowie. I wish my Sensei 310 would shut up, because it is really annoying in a quiet environment.

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That noise is there to prevent mosquitoes from attacking you. Now you are safe.
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I think i had this with my g pro, and if i remember correctly, it was quieter on 500hz than on 1000hz.
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post #8 of 61 (permalink) Old 11-19-2017, 07:10 AM
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Did a little test. Played around with a few mice and tried differnt USB ports also.

All at 1000hz - 800dpi

G403 - Yes there most certainly is a small whine. It really drowns in normal background noice though.
Fk2 - No Sound
G PRo - No sound
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I'm not a huge returner, but I think I would for coil whine if I could hear it when not up to my ear, especially on such an over-priced mouse.
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I hear it at any polling rate and dpi. Seems like all EC-B mice are affected, which sucks since this was becoming my favorite mouse. Not sure if I should even bother with an RMA.

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