posted on May, 12 2009 @ 02:22 AM
Nokia N95 with Symbian 3rd edition. I have flashed the phone and installed a home-brew version of the operating system rather then the standard Nokia
Symbian op system. The noise existed before I modded it.
It's not coming from a speaker (I have an app that completely unpowers all speakers and non-core functions). It's definably more of a physical
sound, exactly like a wristwatch.
The sound is very regular, exactly like a wristwatch, with each tick seeming to last very close to one second.
I'm going with capacitor, although it's really just a guess from me (and I would expect the rate of ticking to be faster based on the frequency of
the capacitor in question).
Maybe the lens shutter? Although there's no movement, it could be something shorting out. Then again, I've never had any problems with this phone,
and I've modded the heck out of it. If it was a faulty component, I would expect the Nokia to have died at least once in the last couple of
No outside interference. Even when I'm at work (in a vineyard, 50kms away from nearest town) I still get the noise. Fault tracing will tells me
that it's something inside the phone, unaffected by external variables.
I'm looking for diagnostic software that will tell me the draw and load of each component, but as yet (thanks to the stupid, stupid symbian operating
system) I've yet to find anything low level enough for me to do this.
I'm not really too worried if I brick the phone, so I'll still be taking it apart this weekend.
I know it's nothing sinister, I'm just interested in finding the answer.