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Touch screen noises?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by rdrcrmatt, May 26, 2015.

  1. rdrcrmatt

    rdrcrmatt Member

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    I don't remember my touch screen making any noise when I first got the car so I can only assume that a fan is getting a little noisy.

    but damn if it doesn't sound like a hard drive in there (which I would love to grab an image of using dd)

    Is everyone else's touch screen / center console silent? Anyone know if it is an SSD or a traditional HDD? If SDD I doubt I could get on the SATA interface as it is likely built onto the board but an HDD that's a different story.
     
  2. benjiejr

    benjiejr Technogeekextraordinaire

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    My touchscreen is silent. I don't remember ever hearing any noises from it.
     
  3. Paul Carter

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    My fan comes on a few times during hot weather. Usually not noticeable and turns off when the cabin is cooled.
     
  4. apacheguy

    apacheguy Sig 255, VIN 320

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    Fan should only come on over ~100 F.
     
  5. MarkR

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    I'd have the service center look into it. In my 2 1/2 years in a MS, I've not heard a noise from the screen.
     
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    The MCU has a cooling fan--might be failing. Contact Service. FWIW, the instrument display also has a fan. Mine started making noise about a year ago--entire instrument display replaced. No problems since.
     
  7. jasonsc

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    Mine is in the shop right now for exactly the same noise. I believe my noise was coming from the instrument cluster, but they are looking into the touchscreen as well. It was tough to isolate exactly where it was coming from. It was very annoying when I was stopped.
     
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    I hear the fan on mine pretty regularly, but it's awfully quiet. I can't hear it if the Climate Control is on even its lowest settings. There's no hard drive in there, though, it's solid state storage. Hard drives and cars don't mix very well (heat, bumps, vibrations: all bad).
     
  9. rdrcrmatt

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    Bah, good point.
     
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    This being the first hot season since ownership, I've noticed a console fan whirring quietly when I get into the hot car in a parking lot, sun shining directly on the console. So ya, it's hot.

    I'm in the process of making custom-fit window sun shades.. there's a lot of glass to cover up everywhere.
     
  11. rdrcrmatt

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    Just an update, Tesla service contacted me about this post in order to get the chance to fix it. I had just been too lazy to make a call to them lately.

    Great service again from the guys at Highland Park!
     

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