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dialing_wand
November 12th, 2010, 08:38 PM
Just trying to find out if my box is defective or not. I posted something like this at the end of another thread but thought it might best be put in its own thread.

It whirrs constantly. Put it to sleep, two hours later... still whirring. Either the fan is too small (oops - passive cooling!), or it's defective. I just want to find out which is the case. If it's defective, I'll just exchange it for a new one.

Had to actually power it off to get it to stop.

Can be heard throughout my very quiet living/home theatre room.

Anyone else?

(Before you say it... yes, I may be very sensitive to certain noises. But, in my defence, home theatre equipment should be silent unless designed to re-produce content audio.)

judgeschambers
November 12th, 2010, 08:55 PM
Mine is barely audible.

Cheddoleum
November 12th, 2010, 09:57 PM
When the living room is silent, like if I'm reading, it's very noticeable -- right on the edge of being too annoying to put up with. By comparison I've had a Mac mini in that same spot and I never heard it without walking right over to it and cocking my ear at it. Thankfully this is more of a whirr than a whine or I'd throw it out the window. As it is it's tolerable.

But it would be nice if in some future firmware update the fan would stop when it's in low-power suspend mode. Since I can't hear it at all if there's any audio playing, then suspending it when not in use would eliminate any problem. As it is I'm probably going to have to put it in a cabinet, even though I like the look of it. Good thing the remote is RF.

dialing_wand
November 12th, 2010, 10:18 PM
But it would be nice if in some future firmware update the fan would stop when it's in low-power suspend mode. Since I can't hear it at all if there's any audio playing, then suspending it when not in use would eliminate any problem. As it is I'm probably going to have to put it in a cabinet, even though I like the look of it. Good thing the remote is RF.

I think you sum up my own qualms with the noise better than my first post. I agree, in "sleep" mode it should be silent (aka "not speaking until spoken to").

I can hear mine over normal content but then I spend a lot of time at work doing critical listening so that predisposes me to thinking I can hear something that I actually can't.

I don't have a cabinet sadly, our furniture is all open. I guess if I was a real home theater buff, like my posts purport me to be, I'd have closed cabinets for my av equipment.

I might still exchange the box to see if it's not mildly defective.

xavier32178
November 12th, 2010, 10:22 PM
judgeschambers....can you hear it when you are close to it?

darcilicious
November 12th, 2010, 10:29 PM
I can only hear mine if it's about three, maybe only two inches from my ear.

But I've been to a lot of rock concerts in my day ;)

(On the other hand, I can almost always hear my HTPC in the same room).

davidsalazar
November 12th, 2010, 10:58 PM
I can hear it, a bit disappointed it's so loud. I'm coming from a popcorn hour with no fan. But the fact is, I can also hear my Cable Box and TV :) So eliminating the boxee noise wouldn't make it completely quiet for me.

xavier32178
November 12th, 2010, 11:15 PM
I can hear it about 5 feet away more so when I am right near it....I am guessing this is normal then right?

gizmotoy
November 12th, 2010, 11:25 PM
But it would be nice if in some future firmware update the fan would stop when it's in low-power suspend mode. Since I can't hear it at all if there's any audio playing, then suspending it when not in use would eliminate any problem. As it is I'm probably going to have to put it in a cabinet, even though I like the look of it. Good thing the remote is RF.

There isn't a low power suspend mode, so that's part of the problem. The Box consumes the same amount of power fully on and in "standby," with the only difference between the two being standby turns off video output.

Since it's running at full power, it needs its fan running.

gulagosphere
November 13th, 2010, 01:11 AM
barely audible?

It's the only audible object in an otherwise silent room.

It would have been a good idea to design a user replaceable fan so as not to hide behind warranty voiding. :cool:

dialing_wand
November 13th, 2010, 01:38 AM
There isn't a low power suspend mode, so that's part of the problem. The Box consumes the same amount of power fully on and in "standby," with the only difference between the two being standby turns off video output.

For me (and just for now), I'm satisfied that it can be turned off completely. From the comments here I'm presuming my own Box isn't defective. I do find it the only source of noise in a silent room as well, but then I don't have a cable box, just rabbit ears. Yes, seriously.

A software update that actually does "sleep" it would be nice.

And a second to that user replaceable fan!

ademko
November 13th, 2010, 03:30 AM
Yeah, I'm annoyed that "sleep" doesn't really put this the boxee to sleep. I'd like to have it in sleep mode most of the time, and it would be silly to run the fans so much.

rpmiles
November 13th, 2010, 07:37 AM
woke me out of a dead sleep today and I'm not happy

dialing_wand
November 13th, 2010, 12:37 PM
Yeah, I'm annoyed that "sleep" doesn't really put this the boxee to sleep. I'd like to have it in sleep mode most of the time, and it would be silly to run the fans so much.

At the very least, like a laptop, I can't imagine any of processors (how ever many are in there) are running full-tilt all the time.

When I first plugged it, surprised, I thought/hoped it would simply lower the fan rpm when not in use.

dialing_wand
November 14th, 2010, 10:10 AM
A couple of days later and it's still loud enough to be annoying. I am going to try a new box.

dennismadison
November 14th, 2010, 10:14 AM
I honestly forgot there was fan in it. Mine is sitting next to my PVR/DVR which has it's own hard drive spinning away, but I can't hear a thing coming from the BB.

FirstGear
November 14th, 2010, 10:32 AM
When the living room is silent, like if I'm reading, it's very noticeable -- right on the edge of being too annoying to put up with. By comparison I've had a Mac mini in that same spot and I never heard it without walking right over to it and cocking my ear at it. Thankfully this is more of a whirr than a whine or I'd throw it out the window. As it is it's tolerable.

But it would be nice if in some future firmware update the fan would stop when it's in low-power suspend mode. Since I can't hear it at all if there's any audio playing, then suspending it when not in use would eliminate any problem. As it is I'm probably going to have to put it in a cabinet, even though I like the look of it. Good thing the remote is RF.

this is my experience as well.

schmedigans
November 14th, 2010, 11:36 AM
I have 4 & 8 yr. old boys... I can't hear a thing. :D

dude051
November 15th, 2010, 04:28 AM
I call it my little boxee tank. Can anyone else just confirm that this is the same sound they are hearing? I don't mind a whooshing sound from pushing air, I hear it enough from my desktop, but the whirring noise is actually getting to me...

Posted a video of the sound, checking if its just me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMCUQHWZBRM

dialing_wand
November 15th, 2010, 10:05 AM
I call it my little boxee tank. Can anyone else just confirm that this is the same sound they are hearing? I don't mind a whooshing sound from pushing air, I hear it enough from my desktop, but the whirring noise is actually getting to me...

Posted a video of the sound, checking if its just me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMCUQHWZBRM

That's the sound!

didatofik
November 15th, 2010, 10:18 AM
I call it my little boxee tank. Can anyone else just confirm that this is the same sound they are hearing? I don't mind a whooshing sound from pushing air, I hear it enough from my desktop, but the whirring noise is actually getting to me...

Posted a video of the sound, checking if its just me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMCUQHWZBRM

Thanks for posting that.

That's an awful sound.

gmd024
November 15th, 2010, 10:24 AM
Everyone's actual hearing ability - and - perseption/reaction to sound is different

But apparently there are some BBox fans that do seem more noticeable than others

I have to turn off everything in the room and be within 2 feet of the BBox before I can hear it - but maybe that's the 'rock concert affect' darcilicious mentioned ;)

richy240
November 15th, 2010, 10:42 AM
Yeah, I can hear mine from across the room. So can my wife. Very disappointing.

CrashX
November 15th, 2010, 01:35 PM
Maybe people should post what their cpu temperature and fan speed as well by going to http://boxee-ip:8080

dialing_wand
November 15th, 2010, 01:43 PM
Maybe people should post what their cpu temperature and fan speed as well by going to http://boxee-ip:8080

Not a bad idea. Time to re-enable the web server I guess.

zerodefect
November 15th, 2010, 02:50 PM
I find the noise from the Boxee Box to be quite loud. I can hear it from across the room, even when content is playing (albeit at a low volume). While this is not a make it or break it issue it seems to me that the box should be silent when it is in sleep mode.

Hardware Model: DSM-380
Boxee Version: 1.0.1.16126
CPU Temperature: 48 C
Fan Speed: 50%

dialing_wand
November 15th, 2010, 02:53 PM
I find the noise from the Boxee Box to be quite loud. I can hear it from across the room, even when content is playing (albeit at a low volume). While this is not a make it or break it issue it seems to me that the box should be silent when it is in sleep mode.

Hardware Model: DSM-380
Boxee Version: 1.0.1.16126
CPU Temperature: 48 C
Fan Speed: 50%

While I believe home theatre boxes should be silent at all time (note: game consoles don't count!) the "silent while sleeping" issue should go without question.

As someone noted in the thread early on, it's apparently because "sleep/suspend" actually just cuts the video out, and doesn't change the actual power state of the box. An odd choice.

kompakt
November 15th, 2010, 03:40 PM
Can hear it from across the room, but not while content is playing. Not too concerned, as (assuming it doesn't get returned for other concerns) it will live in an AV cupboard in another room from the TV.

ScottAllyn
November 16th, 2010, 07:06 AM
Maybe people should post what their cpu temperature and fan speed as well by going to http://boxee-ip:8080

I'm curious to see some other fan speeds and cpu temps, too. Someone posted that their CPU temp was 26C in another thread - that's half my temp! Here's my current standby temp and fan speed ('been in standby overnight):

CPU Temperature: 48 C
Fan Speed: 50%

The room temperature is 23C (~73F). I've seen the Box's cpu temp get up to 53C during operation.

My Box sits on top of the TV stand, A little over 1' up from the ground and about 1' away from the wall. When the entertainment system is off, I can hear the fan from the couch, which is 10 - 11' away. It's annoying enough that I turn it off when reading or recording the guitar (my mics can pick it up).

fellcross
November 16th, 2010, 08:48 AM
Has anyone successfully opened this thing up? I would not have a problem buying a really nice silent CPU fan to replace the one inside this, I don't care about the warranty, I just want it fixed. I have my Boxee in my bedroom and I can't stand the noise it makes when the room is quiet. I don't want to have to turn this thing off every night. I would rather pay $20 and replace the fan.

I found this link, but it's actually not right. I can't find any screws under the pad. They must have changed the box since this teardown was posted.

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Boxee-Box-Teardown/4109/1

extrafuzzyllama
November 16th, 2010, 10:30 AM
my fan speed is also 50%
is that the default speed? i see almost all posts with this info having 50% fan speed as well

dialing_wand
November 16th, 2010, 12:49 PM
I had my Box off for some time while I re-wired it (ethernet) since the wireless performance was quite poor.

Within 10 minutes of having it on (not playing any video):
CPU Temperature: 57 C
Fan Speed: 50%

redlon
November 16th, 2010, 02:12 PM
If you press your hand to the side of the box, does the whirring stop? When I do this, the whirring stops and I just hear the fan.

Based on the responses in the this thread, seems like this whirring is intermittent. Thinking of returning and exchanging my box.

dialing_wand
November 16th, 2010, 02:16 PM
Avner just addressed this (very moment.)

I think there may be some defective units. The other possibility is that D-Link cheaped out and supplied a lower spec fan.

I'm going to exchange the unit just to see what happens.

vp-boxee
November 16th, 2010, 02:30 PM
So, if you believe Avner opinion and this thread means 50% of the boxes are defective?????

Next to other issues this box has, the only missing was the noisy fan. I am expecting the so called "designers" to offer a solution, at least to try to clean up them mess.

Questions I have :
Is there a way to software disable the fan? Otherwise, how to open the box and cut the wires?
Probably I will have to drill some holes in it as well to count for the missing fan.

I know the "warranty" story, but it shouldn't apply. The other options is to send the box back and get a refund.
Thanks,

extrafuzzyllama
November 16th, 2010, 02:40 PM
yep just tried i press very lightly barely just placed my hand on the sd card slot side of the box and you just hear the fan and not that other whir noise

is this same for everyone or did dlink just poorly build the boxes?

dialing_wand
November 16th, 2010, 02:44 PM
yep just tried i press very lightly barely just placed my hand on the sd card slot side of the box and you just hear the fan and not that other whir noise

is this same for everyone or did dlink just poorly build the boxes?

Same here! Light touch, whirr gone, fan whoosh acceptable.

Remove touch... whirr back.

Red Green would just get out the duct tape for this one.

Who wants to sacrifice their warranty for a Boxee Box disassembly video/fix?

extrafuzzyllama
November 16th, 2010, 02:46 PM
i think all boxees have this issue just some people arent bothered by it or find it abnormal
dlink build quality sucks

redlon
November 16th, 2010, 02:46 PM
I'm going to roll the dice and exchange my box. Hopefully I'll get one that doesn't whirr. It's worth a try.

extrafuzzyllama
November 16th, 2010, 02:47 PM
let us know on ur second unit redlon once u have it to see if its worth exchanging mine

dialing_wand
November 16th, 2010, 02:49 PM
i think all boxees have this issue just some people arent bothered by it or find it abnormal
dlink build quality sucks

So true. Last year we had two D-Link "business class" bridges fail, AND a D-Link unmanaged gigabit switch fail as well.

ProCurve all the way now.

extrafuzzyllama
November 16th, 2010, 02:50 PM
yep i also got a procurve lifetime warranty is great

anyone else try placing their hand on sdcard slot side of box and notice noise change?

redlon
November 16th, 2010, 02:53 PM
let us know on ur second unit redlon once u have it to see if its worth exchanging mine

I'll let you know...shipping my current unit back today.

dialing_wand
November 16th, 2010, 03:01 PM
http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Boxee-Box-Teardown/4109/1

It doesn't look like physically modding the box would be too hard.

Entity
November 17th, 2010, 12:51 AM
yep i also got a procurve lifetime warranty is great

anyone else try placing their hand on sdcard slot side of box and notice noise change?

Will try this later when I get the chance.

There's a noise, but it's not annoying or anything for me. Not sure if it's what others have. I'll see if there's any difference when touching it.

cazool
November 17th, 2010, 01:42 AM
I have two BB's.

One has a slightly louder fan than the other. I tested both side by side to make sure I wasn't crazy.

Got both from Futureshop and the serial numbers are about a hundred boxes apart serial number wise.

The silent one sounds like blowing air when I put my head near it.
The louder one is more of a slight grinding sound that I can hear a couple feet away.

So.... Im going to try my luck and replace the louder one.

dialing_wand
November 17th, 2010, 09:46 AM
So.... Im going to try my luck and replace the louder one.

Let us know!

ianrice
November 19th, 2010, 02:47 PM
fan is driving me crazy.
The boxee box is to replace an older media drive I've had for 2 years - that had a 500G harddrive in it and was silent compared to the boxee!!

spitmonkey
November 19th, 2010, 03:17 PM
Mine is barely audible.

mine too. Whisper quiet.:)

redlon
November 19th, 2010, 05:48 PM
Just received my replacement BB, and honestly there isn't much difference in the noise. It may be slightly quieter and "whirr" a little less, however the noise of the new BB is still noticeable.

matejay
November 19th, 2010, 05:51 PM
Mine has an audible whirr sound which can be silenced by covering up the SD slot. I don't mind this when playing back something abut when in standby, the fans should turn off let's say after 30 seconds or just slow down to something like 5%... what's te point of running it if the Box doesn't process anything. C'mon Boxee guys, add this to the top of your to-do list...

1) A "proper" standby mode, no Boxee whirring away in a silent room at night, please.

ScottAllyn
November 19th, 2010, 06:51 PM
[...]but when in standby, the fans should turn off let's say after 30 seconds or just slow down to something like 5%... what's te point of running it if the Box doesn't process anything.

They'd need to do more than simply cut the fan speed. The CPU stays quite toasty when the unit is in sleep/standby mode. Mine never goes below 48C with the fan at 50% and an ambient temperature of 21C - I'd hate to see the CPU temp if that fan spun down to 5%. :D

Heavy Fuel
November 19th, 2010, 11:04 PM
It seems odd that the CPU doesn't slow down when in standby. All CPU's allow slower clocking nowadays. Even my 6 year old laptop throttles back to 25 MHz when it's not busy to save heat and power.

HF

darcilicious
November 19th, 2010, 11:14 PM
I thought of this thread last night when I woke to a loud fan noise (Boxee Box is in the bedroom and I'm a fairly light sleeper). Since I can't really hear the Boxee Box fan from across the room I was worried that it was getting ready for take-off or something :p Turns out it was the attached USB drive which does have a habit of revving up its very noisy fan when the ambient temp gets up there... so that's got to go soon :p

dialing_wand
November 19th, 2010, 11:45 PM
They'd need to do more than simply cut the fan speed. The CPU stays quite toasty when the unit is in sleep/standby mode. Mine never goes below 48C with the fan at 50% and an ambient temperature of 21C - I'd hate to see the CPU temp if that fan spun down to 5%. :D

My CPU stays at a solid 59 degrees Centigrade. Our living room ambient temperature is a constant 20 degrees.

byron.hh
November 19th, 2010, 11:47 PM
Mine is audible if I put my head 2 inches apart from box. However, from where I usually watch the content, I can not hear anything at all.

Entity
November 20th, 2010, 05:38 AM
My temperature readings:

I don't keep my BB on so..
Room temperature: 23C
BB startup: 28C
Idle + Playback: 42C - 44C
Sleep: 37C - 38C

At the moment, the BB goes no higher than 44C.

bobend
November 20th, 2010, 06:56 AM
Bought a boxee box yesterday.
Was very disappointed with the fan noise.
Got a full refund today.

I'll wait for the next hardware revision, or look for alternative product. Loved the software.

FunkPnut
November 20th, 2010, 10:58 AM
My box is silent and I can only hear it initially when next to the unit turning it on.

On average I sit 8 feet away since its in my AV rack.

IME, compared to my PS3, Xbox 360, or last HTPC, the Boxee Box is quietest by a large margin and am very happy.

a931048
November 20th, 2010, 11:25 AM
I can hear the fan sound from 8 ft away. The only electronics in the room is a TV and the boxee box. The sound dampens when I press on the side of the box with the sd card slot. The sound is driving me crazy. I will probably return it and try another one to see if the fan sound is less.

7bigjohn
November 20th, 2010, 12:26 PM
Me too. This was the main reason I spent $200 in the first place. I would have to shut down my PC in our bedroom beacuse of the sound the fans would keep my wife up. It sounds like there's something like a wire grating on the fan. I might take it apart or I might return it. I've been waiting for this box for quite a while and am very disapointed with the new interface as well. The Boxee team has lost my trust. They didn't even release or show the new interface before everyone purchased the box. I think they knew it would be unpopular.

denox
November 20th, 2010, 01:00 PM
I don't hear it and I don't care if I do.
My computer and kids (3&5) are always louder than BB :p.

Cybrow
November 21st, 2010, 12:52 AM
I can't hear the fan at all unless I'm right next to it. I don't have the best hearing though, used to be in a crappy rock band.

Hardware Model: DSM-380
Boxee Version: 1.0.1.16126
Room Temp: 16 C
CPU Temp Start up: 34 C
After 4 hours on and running vids, music, fooling around,
CPU Temperature: 39 C
Fan Speed: 50%

jscpop
November 21st, 2010, 12:57 AM
mine doesn't make much noise at all. I am pretty happy with it overall.

jscpop
November 21st, 2010, 01:03 AM
Mine has an audible whirr sound which can be silenced by covering up the SD slot. I don't mind this when playing back something abut when in standby, the fans should turn off let's say after 30 seconds or just slow down to something like 5%... what's te point of running it if the Box doesn't process anything. C'mon Boxee guys, add this to the top of your to-do list...


I think this would more properly be directed at the Dlink guys since they are the ones who built the box not Boxee.

matejay
November 22nd, 2010, 07:49 PM
I think this would more properly be directed at the Dlink guys since they are the ones who built the box not Boxee.
Well yeah, D-Link indeed built the Box... but Boxee has the software running on it and telling it what and how to do it and I believe a better standby mode is i the power of the Boxee platform programmers. Don't think D-Link could do much with it at this point.

extrafuzzyllama
November 22nd, 2010, 09:23 PM
Well yeah, D-Link indeed built the Box... but Boxee has the software running on it and telling it what and how to do it and I believe a better standby mode is i the power of the Boxee platform programmers. Don't think D-Link could do much with it at this point.

he is talking about the whirr noise which is a hardware issue not software

so yeh dlink should be the ones told about this issue since

Dubpawn
November 22nd, 2010, 09:35 PM
The fan is louder than I thought, but I can live with it as I can't hear it whilst it's playing something, but I do hope it can be quieter or at least shut up whilst it's sleeping.

vp-boxee
November 23rd, 2010, 12:34 AM
So, How I disable the damn fan ??

jahamala
November 23rd, 2010, 01:40 AM
I can hear the fan sound from 8 ft away. The only electronics in the room is a TV and the boxee box. The sound dampens when I press on the side of the box with the sd card slot. The sound is driving me crazy. I will probably return it and try another one to see if the fan sound is less.

Same here. Let me know if you have any luck. For now I'm going to try to figure out how to stop the vibration around the SD card area.

caisebas
November 23rd, 2010, 08:50 AM
Same here. Let me know if you have any luck. For now I'm going to try to figure out how to stop the vibration around the SD card area.

Let us know. I have the same problem on two Boxee Boxes.

pinion
November 23rd, 2010, 09:40 AM
I lied. I can't hear the fan. I thought I did last night but then i realized it was the baby's bouncer seat making the vibration noise while she was sleeping.

madusmacus
November 24th, 2010, 10:09 AM
Jut got my boxee box
It makes a loud noise unless i lightly press on the SD card side of it
Then its quiet

Needs a DIY fix posted :(

xmcnuggetx
November 24th, 2010, 10:39 AM
insert a card in the slot

madusmacus
November 24th, 2010, 11:28 AM
insert a card in the slot

i did try that but no go :(
needs the tinyest of pressure dead center of the panel to stop the rattle whir

might take it apart in a few days and fix it - shame about warentee though

dickieburbank
November 27th, 2010, 04:27 PM
Also seems to oscillate whilst whirring...

knorki
November 27th, 2010, 04:44 PM
This is the sound of my Boxee Box:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YDUzpdN-VI

I bought this device in germany and it was delivered today. I hate the noise. It sounds like a very cheap small fan in a low cost pc which is 5 yrs old (and a lot of dust and dirt on it).

Is this the same noise you're experiencing?

Temperature is 59C in idle

Ein
November 27th, 2010, 05:53 PM
59C is a bit high, mine is only 40C. The thermo paste might not be in good contact with the cpu and heat sink.

gmd024
November 27th, 2010, 07:49 PM
Mine is 65C at idle -- but I've seen where safe core temps for other Atom's is 'Much' higher that this, if the support tool is actually measuring 'core' temps

The safe range for the Atom CE4100 SoC seems to be a well guarded secret - I can't seem to pry it out of anywhere in the cloud :cool:

Even at the 65C temp mentioned, the BBox is only "Slightly" warm to the touch -- compared to a couple other Media Boxes I use to fry my morning breakfast on :eek: :p

bunhead
November 27th, 2010, 09:50 PM
47 degrees and fan at 50%. I have never seen any other numbers on the support tool page, I was starting to think that these values were static :p

knorki
November 28th, 2010, 04:12 AM
I think the fan speed is constant. The temperature starts at 30C and increases after that to 50-59C.

dialing_wand
November 28th, 2010, 12:07 PM
I think the fan speed is constant. The temperature starts at 30C and increases after that to 50-59C.

Mine sits at a constant 57-61C. The fan has become even more annoying at times - it would be nice if you could hold down a key on the remote and force the box off without having turn on the tv to navigate through the menus.

SierraX
November 30th, 2010, 01:50 PM
Today i got my Boxee Box from Amazon Germany and first thing i realized was the "whirring" fan :(

After trying a while with pushing and hearing where the noise comes from i think i got the problem... its definitely the fan!!!

i you put your ear on the sd slot while gently pushing the sd side of the box you can hear the fan making exact this voice that is so annoying... if you stop pushing the chassis the noise gets boosted by it and your can hear it everywhere in the room (if loudness is muted).

now i am thinking of
... trying another box as amazon makes no problem swapping things
... put somehow a little bit of pressure on the chassis or turn it on the sd side which stops the noise too
... openening the box and swaping the fan on my own... cant be that difficult :)

gmd024
November 30th, 2010, 02:07 PM
Here's one solution that was demonstrated...http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=23288

Sorry, a little humor never hurts in anxiuos moments

I'm fortunate to have received two BBoxes that are virtually silent -- if the noise is that noticeable, I think I'd consider having it replaced -as opposed to opening the Box and swapping out the fan -- this could jepardize your warranty, if it was needed sometime in the future for a major issue occurance

SierraX
November 30th, 2010, 02:40 PM
Actually i thought of something similar to the picture from your link :)

Although your right, doing some repair on its own isnt probably the best way on a new piece of hardware... think im going to swap my box hoping to get a silent one.

matejay
December 21st, 2010, 08:25 PM
Solution demonstrated here... quick and easy and foremost... cheap!

http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=23288

Btw I have the same whirring problem and as my place is pretty quiet I can really hear the BBox when nothing is playing :(

lokiboard
December 21st, 2010, 08:49 PM
I didn't vote because mine hums. It doesn't whir. Now I need to figure out how to program a tune.:cool:

Madrob
January 3rd, 2011, 09:28 AM
Well, i preordered mine and thought the fan noise is normal.
But since i read here, that some versions of the box are completely silent, i'm a bit disappointed.

Average Fan Speed 50% - 45~48C (idle mode)