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Default Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 Speaker Noise When Volume Muted

I'm just making this thread in the hope that this is a fixable problem, so here goes...

If I mute the tablet by lowering the volume until it is off and then play music or a youtube video, or indeed anything else that would normally result in sound through the speakers, I can hear a quiet noise that sounds a little bit like an old 56k modem trying to connect, sort of squelchy chirps and tweets.

I can recreate this every time, so I'm wondering if anyone else is having this problem and if so, did you find a workaround or a fix? I found a thread on another forum where others were having the same problems here:

http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...t-speaker.html

It's easy to test, just go to youtube via your browser or the android app and play a video that has sound with your volume as low as it'll go.

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My 8.4 does the same thing

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Same problem that became even more persistent when I installed CM11 to my 8.4.

Kind of annoying problem, wonder if there can be a software fix for it...
 
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Same problem that became even more persistent when I installed CM11 to my 8.4.

Kind of annoying problem, wonder if there can be a software fix for it...
I'm going to speak to Samsung later, I'll let you know what they say. Hopefully there will be a software fix.
 
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I've spoken to Samsung, they are aware of the fault and are looking into it, but they say that it is a hardware fault and the tablets will need replacing. So back mine goes today for a replacement.
 
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I've spoken to Samsung, they are aware of the fault and are looking into it, but they say that it is a hardware fault and the tablets will need replacing. So back mine goes today for a replacement.
Interesting. I guess I'll try to return mine at Best Buy before my 15-day return period is up. Any clue if Best Buy checks to see if the warranty void flag has been tripped or do they generally just accept the return regardless?
 
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I have the same problem, looks like all the Tab Pro 8.4 suffer from it, it only appears when I open an app/game with sound and mute it. Will be best if we all call Samsung and make them to "report" this issue.

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Mine is not having this, or at least I can hear it
Open any game, mute the Media sound and listen to the speaker, if you don't hear any noise you are one of the lucky ones

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I have the same problem, looks like all the Tab Pro 8.4 suffer from it, it only appears when I open an app/game with sound and mute it. Will be best if we all call Samsung and make them to "report" this issue.
My replacement 8.4 doesn't have the fault, same batch, same retailer. Seems to be luck of the draw.
 
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My replacement arrives next week but in the mean time I just taped over the speaker grilles... solves the issue completely. It does muffle the sound but I still find it loud enough that I don't notice the muted effect in daily use. Gaffers tape works well - almost no residue, tears perfectly straight, and has a nice fabric feel like hockey tape.


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My replacement arrives next week but in the mean time I just taped over the speaker grilles... solves the issue completely. It does muffle the sound but I still find it loud enough that I don't notice the muted effect in daily use. Gaffers tape works well - almost no residue, tears perfectly straight, and has a nice fabric feel like hockey tape.


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They let you keep the old while sending a replacement? Where did you buy yours? Samsung replacing?
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