I've had my M6809 for about two months now and have been experiencinga ll of the same problems you guys are [800Mhz on battery, two cracked hinges after one month usage] but I have recently come across a new flaw that just blows my mind. Wondering if anyone else is experiencing this. I use my notebook mostly for Pro Audio [audio production, mixing, etc.] so I use an MAudio Firewire 410 audio interface with it. This interface works fine with my desktop setup, and with many other laptops that I've tested [Toshiba, Sony Vaio], but when I plug it into the 6809 and plug the output to speakers or an amplifier, I get the most horrible digital / AC noise I have ever heard. I've tested this up and down to make sure it's not a grounding issue or a problem with my amp or wiring. I tested this with different amps, different audio interfaces [MOTU Firewire 828] and different laptops mentioned above. It comes down to one simple fact... when plugged into the AC adaptor, the 6809 makes this horrid noise through the Firewire Bus and into my amp... when you unplug the AC and run off battery, it's clean. I also tested this with my friend's 6805 and the same phenomenon occurs, so this is not just my firewire card or AC adaptor going bad. This is blowing my mind. I contacted eMachines about this problem and spent 50 minutes on the phone with a tech rep who would only say they will not support third party hardware... but wouldn't you say that when their computer produces that sound through any firewire audio interface I can find, that it's a little more than just a compatibility issue? I finally got the rep to admit that the problem probably lies in the AC converter card in the notebook, but they were unwilling to do anything about it except RMA the machine and check to make sure everything worked the way it left the factory. So, guess what I want to know is, anybody else have a problem like this? I know this exists for at least two notebooks... one 6809 and one 6805. If it's just these two, great, i'll return it and get a new one... but if not, WOW, what an enormously major hardware flaw. Please reply!
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7/16/04 at 2:48pm