A potential solution to coil whine on the PS5

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#1 Pedro  Online
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If you are unfortunate enough to have a PS5 that is a tad louder and it is not the fan, fear not. There is a solution. A few hundreds steps and the noise will disappear.šŸ˜‰

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#2 SOedipus  Online
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Who the **** is going to do that? Everyone is still under warranty. Good thing mine is quiet. I wouldn't even go through that trouble for my CPAP machine, which has been making noises now, and I need that to breathe at night.

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@SOedipus: Is coil whine covered under warranty?

I don't expect any normal person to attempt what he is doing especially with the scarcity.

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#4  Edited By SOedipus  Online
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@Pedro said:

@SOedipus: Is coil whine covered under warranty?

I don't expect any normal person to attempt what he is doing especially with the scarcity.

Not sure. I would think that's bad and warrants a check-up. Unintended noises in electronics can be a good indicator that something's not right with the machine. Unless it is an intended sound and I'm missing out!

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#5 hardwenzen
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Only happened once, but about a week ago, my ps5 sounded like a damn tractor for a few minutes, that after about a 4h play session. Was kinda worried my shit is breaking.

Also, i've seen MS made sure to apply some goo-like stuff in the cpu to lower/remove the coil whine. Sony didn't do shit. Really poorly made/designed system compared to the X and S.

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Depends on the retailer for exchange, I wouldn't send it to Sony.

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@SOedipus said:
@Pedro said:

@SOedipus: Is coil whine covered under warranty?

I don't expect any normal person to attempt what he is doing especially with the scarcity.

Not sure. I would think that's bad and warrants a check-up. Unintended noises in electronics can be a good indicator that something's not right with the machine. Unless it is an intended sound and I'm missing out!

Coil whine usually comes from cheap capacitors I believe.

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Since it looks like a modem I would just assume unplug it wait 30 seconds and plug it back in, no?

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#9  Edited By DragonfireXZ95
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@SOedipus said:
@Pedro said:

@SOedipus: Is coil whine covered under warranty?

I don't expect any normal person to attempt what he is doing especially with the scarcity.

Not sure. I would think that's bad and warrants a check-up. Unintended noises in electronics can be a good indicator that something's not right with the machine. Unless it is an intended sound and I'm missing out!

Coil whine typically happens in all electronics. It just so happens that when you get higher powered components that draw more wattage, it can be much worse. Technically, this isn't unintended; however, I think cheap power supplies do tend to cause this problem more than anything else.

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@Pedro: fake news, ps5 is perfect and produces no noise.

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@DragonfireXZ95 said:
@SOedipus said:
@Pedro said:

@SOedipus: Is coil whine covered under warranty?

I don't expect any normal person to attempt what he is doing especially with the scarcity.

Not sure. I would think that's bad and warrants a check-up. Unintended noises in electronics can be a good indicator that something's not right with the machine. Unless it is an intended sound and I'm missing out!

Coil whine typically happens in all electronics. It just so happens that when you get higher powered components that draw more wattage, it can be much worse. Technically, this isn't unintended; however, I think cheap power supplies do tend to cause this problem more than anything else.

Yeah, I was just reading up a little bit about that. I never experienced it myself. I have an RTX 2080 and before that an R9 290. Never heard that.

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#12  Edited By Silentchief
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I Haven't had this problem fourtiantly.

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@Pedro: Is there a solution to fix the cows whining though šŸ¤£šŸ¤£šŸ¤£

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@lamprey263 said:

Since it looks like a modem I would just assume unplug it wait 30 seconds and plug it back in, no?

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@i_p_daily said:

@Pedro: Is there a solution to fix the cows whining though šŸ¤£šŸ¤£šŸ¤£

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@i_p_daily said:

@Pedro: Is there a solution to fix the cows whining though šŸ¤£šŸ¤£šŸ¤£

I was wondering that same thing. Most the whining I hear related to the PS5 is the people who bought them. Tell them TLOU2 is nothing but woke hot garbage and grab your ear plugs.

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#17 Eoten
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@DragonfireXZ95 said:
@SOedipus said:
@Pedro said:

@SOedipus: Is coil whine covered under warranty?

I don't expect any normal person to attempt what he is doing especially with the scarcity.

Not sure. I would think that's bad and warrants a check-up. Unintended noises in electronics can be a good indicator that something's not right with the machine. Unless it is an intended sound and I'm missing out!

Coil whine typically happens in all electronics. It just so happens that when you get higher powered components that draw more wattage, it can be much worse. Technically, this isn't unintended; however, I think cheap power supplies do tend to cause this problem more than anything else.

Yeah, it's not so much a fact that the PS5 has a built in power supply, but that the electronics components that make up the power supply are rather low quality. Replacing the capacitors took care of the vast majority of the issue, just by using slightly higher quality parts. Due to this, I anticipate power supply failure to be a common failure of the PS5.

Honestly, if people knew just how bad a lot of the parts used in consoles and their controllers were, they'd cringe. The original Xbox actually used a low quality capacitor to work as a short-term clock battery that after about 10 years leaks and erodes the motherboards to the point that some Xbox's have caught on fire when people go back to play them. PS2 optical drives were complete junk, Xbox 360 RROD was a massive problem, I personally went through 3 consoles over the span of that generation.

This realization was actually a big part of the reason I switched to PC in 2013. I realized I'd have to buy multiple consoles over any given generation and the total costs of that, plus online services would cost double or more of what I could build a gaming PC for.

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#18 Bluestars
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ugly,weak and noisy

ps just cant catch a break

hah

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#19  Edited By ProtossRushX
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Pedro is there a solution to my original Xbox Thompson Drive eating my fable 1 disc and then scratching and destroying my property and then having to call and wait on hold forever and wait for them to ship a box so I can pack it all up and send it to Seattle Washington for months for repair without a replacement or anything else to game on? Meanwhile my fable game disc doesn't work anymore cause of what the drive did to it.

Microsoft hardware is just friggin wonderful with bright rainbows and sunshine am I right?

Whats my solution there. Don't ever talk about some stupid coil whine ever to me again.

I never had any issues with any of my nintendo products and I own the original NES and thats old as hell same with all my sony stuff every friggin gen i have an issue with xbox stuff and im sick of it.

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@ProtossRushX said:

Pedro is there a solution to my original Xbox Thompson Drive eating my fable 1 disc and then scratching and destroying my property and then having to call and wait on hold forever and wait for them to ship a box so I can pack it all up and send it to Seattle Washington for months for repair without a replacement or anything else to game on? Meanwhile my fable game disc doesn't work anymore cause of what the drive did to it.

Microsoft hardware is just friggin wonderful with bright rainbows and sunshine am I right?

Whats my solution there. Don't ever talk about some stupid coil whine ever to me again.

I never had any issues with any of my nintendo products and I own the original NES and thats old as hell same with all my sony stuff every friggin gen i have an issue with xbox stuff and im sick of it.

The optical drive in my OG Xbox don't even read disks anymore. Luckily I softmodded it like 15 years ago and have even done a BIOS flash that now lets me run the system without the optical drive present. Replace the internal HDD with an SSD, remove the DVD drive, and just go without. Store your OG games digitally.

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#21 UItravioIence
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Coil whine? Yall just making stuff up now? Mine is dead quite.

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#22 SecretPolice
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Phony, the one and only strikes again.

A break can't even be bought these dayzz. :P

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$500, ugly, loud, no games, 9.2 tflops, runs hot.. I can't wait to see one of these abominations, not in my house though.

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@ProtossRushX: Yay more fake rage keep it up kid

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My PS5 has coil whine and, it's only noticeable if you're right on top of the thing or, the room is deadly silent.

The disk drive booting up is significantly louder than the coil whine.

But, neither are anywhere near the same noise level as the PS4 Pro.

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didnt had any issues with noise. but i havent played anything that requires disc yet. it may change once my copy of demons souls arrive.

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This the best you can do?

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#28 Archangel3371
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Coil whine would annoy me to no end. Iā€™d probably just return my system and try to get a new one that was quiet.

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#29 sealionact
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@uitravioience: Did you even watch the video? You skipped the side by side comparison between the ps5 and xsx components and which were enclosed in silicone?

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#30 shellcase86
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News to me. Whenever I can find a PS5 in stock and buy one, I'll keep and ear out. Assuming I don't have headphones on.

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#31 osan0
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seems simple enough. bit of disassembly, bit of soldering, bit of hacking it in.....what could go wrong?

i would be surprised if any shops or sony would RMA over coil while though. its not a symptom of a fault, just an annoying characteristic of electronics and bad luck.

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#32 Ghost_of_Phobos
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That's why I always insolate my stuff.

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@jcrame10 said:

This the best you can do?

Nope! But I got you to respond. šŸ˜Ž

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@uitravioience said:

Coil whine? Yall just making stuff up now? Mine is dead quite.

"dead quite"????

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@uitravioience said:

Coil whine? Yall just making stuff up now? Mine is dead quite.

there's a huge thread about in era, guess they all making stuff up too, gz on winning the lottery tho

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#36  Edited By GirlUSoCrazy
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I'm glad I don't have this issue. It would be extremely annoying if I had that sound, I am sensitive to it. One of my 32Xs experiences this while playing DOOM, and my launch Xbox One has this issue, as well as a cousin's Xbox One X. Very irritating.

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@howmakewood: never heard of it before. My ps5 is silent. Dont know what else to tell you.

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Easy solution, pack these in with every BS Jive sold.

No doubt cows would gladly pay extra. lol :P

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LOL wtf?! Coil whine?! Sony and all these unique hardware malfunctions.

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I don't think the average joe wouldn't care about coil whine and as long as PS5 plays games.

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@eoten said:
@ProtossRushX said:

Pedro is there a solution to my original Xbox Thompson Drive eating my fable 1 disc and then scratching and destroying my property and then having to call and wait on hold forever and wait for them to ship a box so I can pack it all up and send it to Seattle Washington for months for repair without a replacement or anything else to game on? Meanwhile my fable game disc doesn't work anymore cause of what the drive did to it.

Microsoft hardware is just friggin wonderful with bright rainbows and sunshine am I right?

Whats my solution there. Don't ever talk about some stupid coil whine ever to me again.

I never had any issues with any of my nintendo products and I own the original NES and thats old as hell same with all my sony stuff every friggin gen i have an issue with xbox stuff and im sick of it.

The optical drive in my OG Xbox don't even read disks anymore. Luckily I softmodded it like 15 years ago and have even done a BIOS flash that now lets me run the system without the optical drive present. Replace the internal HDD with an SSD, remove the DVD drive, and just go without. Store your OG games digitally.

Yeah, the Original Xbox is shocking. While you can still use the PSTwo and Gamecube, you need to do some maintenance before you use the Xbox.

I took mine out of my cupboard. The disc drive didn't work, I had to use a pair of tweezers to remove the rubber band wash it and put it back in. It now opens and closes again. The thermal paste on the CPU/GPU was so old it's completely dried. I had to buy some Acetone Household Solvent to clean it off, normal alcohol you use on a CPU wouldn't work. Replaced it with some MX5.

One of the capacitors was busted on the motherboard, but it still works. I think this effects it's ability to keep time when the power is cut off at the mains. So apart from having to keep it plugged in to keep time, it functions properly now.

The original Xbox kind of emphasise the issue with consoles previously. They can sound powerful, but all the budget goes into the main components, and the surrounding components are poor quality. On the PC you can choose to have everything high quality, such as fans, case, thermal paste, heatsinks, all the small things.

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#42 GirlUSoCrazy
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@ocinom: You're joking right? Coil whine is pretty common in a *lot* of devices/appliances, maybe you don't know what it is?

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#43 WitIsWisdom
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Knock on wood but I have never heard my PS5 make a sound. Maybe I'm just lucky... I never had a problem with and of my PS4's being loud either although my kids' PS4 is kind of loud at times.