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You can tell to some extent what it may be by listening carefully and trying to identify the location. If you, remove the back cover of the set; stay away from danger, just listen to where it seems like the sound is coming from. If it is coming from inside the high voltage cage it is the flyback. If coming from around the main power transformer it is one of the power supply parts.
The noise is coming from the fly-back transformer. By moving the cable connector you move the main board. Unplug the TV and remove the back. The transformer has a red wire going to a rubber cup at the top of the picture tube. Looking at the transformer you will see a dough nut shape with a metal piece going through it .. Drive some tooth picks between the dough nut and the metal core. That should reduce or stop the ringing.
jdosk-the high pitch noise you hear is generally from the horizontal output being shorted,the horizontal output is usually near the flyback transformer,get a digital multimeter to checkthis part.Let me know I'll try to help. cooltek Feb.16/08
According to the Samsung website: "The high pitched sound you hear is probably coming from the flyback transformer. The flyback transformer converts the relatively low voltage electricity that comes from the outlet in your home to the high voltage electricity needed to drive the cathode ray tube in your TV. It is not unusual for a flyback transformer to buzz softly when it operates. However, if the sound is loud and high pitched, it probably means the transformer is failing. To eliminate the sound, you will have to get your TV serviced."
In this model the horizontal drive coil vibrates and makes a high pitch squeal. Most times it is intermitent. Touching on the coil with something (non electrical, like wood) will make it stop or change it's pitch.
The fix my shop uses:
It's not to technical, but, we put fingernail polish around the coil. It's a remedy I've used for decades and has always worked. Some shops use a hot glue gun.
With the back open you can hear the coil to locate it. When fixing the problem have the set unplugged.
When a technician is working on a television while it's plugged in. He uses only one hand and stays away from the high voltage.
I wonder if there is enough air circulating around your equipment??
My DVD recorder makes a sound unless I open
the doors on the cabinet that contains all of my equipment.
The cable company says it is a fan to cool down the units.