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Offline Oxxy

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Coil whine (buzzing noise) on xbox one
« on: 09:19 PM - 10/08/14 »
Just picked up a second hand xbox one, works perfectly fine except for a weird buzzing sound.

Did some research and apparently it's due to coil whine. http://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/2fwtx7/technoise_from_xbox_one_is_a_defective_coil/

Apparently it's only an issue on the kinectless model due to extra power going to the console instead of the kinect. I've noticed it happen on my PC GPU sometimes when I get ridiculously high fps in a menu.

The console is still under warranty so I can get it repaired for free. Or does coil whine not really cause any issues?? I've read around and apparently it doesn't really cause any damage but some more opinions would be good.

It's honestly not too loud, and during gameplay it pretty much goes away due to that extra processing power being used. (obviously not being used on the dashboard, hence the whine)





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Re: Coil whine (buzzing noise) on xbox one
« Reply #1 on: 06:49 AM - 10/09/14 »
thats interesting, and it doesnt happen with the kinect attachted?
currently looking for an Xbox One for the MCC, maybe i should go with a kinect one then?
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Re: Coil whine (buzzing noise) on xbox one
« Reply #2 on: 07:30 AM - 10/09/14 »
Strange, never heard of this issue until this post. I got my xbox used as well, but it was one with the kinect. I have never really used or connected my kinect after my first day as I find it pointless and doesn't work well for me. I don't hear any coil whine. All I can hear is normal fan noise if I get really close to the console, not loud at all.

People are saying that an October software update should fix the issue. I hope they are right.

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Re: Coil whine (buzzing noise) on xbox one
« Reply #3 on: 06:38 PM - 10/09/14 »
thats interesting, and it doesnt happen with the kinect attachted?
currently looking for an Xbox One for the MCC, maybe i should go with a kinect one then?

It has to be a certain batch that wasn't optimized properly, you should be fine. This isn't a widespread issue.

And yeah I heard that too Gus, Hopefully the update sorts it out.

I ended up sending it in for service anyway, rather than waiting for the update. It's free + I'm not using it until advanced warfare & Halo MCC comes out.
« Last Edit: 06:43 PM - 10/09/14 by Oxxy »