HTC 10 weird noise - coil whine?

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Markaner

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My brand new HTC 10 does sometime make weird high frequencie noises. I hear this when i put the phones back close to my ear, but not att all times.

I've read a bit about coil whine and from the sound of it I suspect my HTC 10 suffer from it. Does anyone else experience the same problems?
 

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My brand new HTC 10 does sometime make weird high frequencie noises. I hear this when i put the phones back close to my ear, but not att all times.

I've read a bit about coil whine and from the sound of it I suspect my HTC 10 suffer from it. Does anyone else experience the same problems?

Someone else reported this and the latest update fixed it for them. Have you checked to see if there's an update for your device?
 

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Someone else reported this and the latest update fixed it for them. Have you checked to see if there's an update for your device?
Is this the one you are talking about? If so, yes I do have that problem aswell, and didn't notice it until now. So thanks for that ;) But the problem I was talking about is similar but it doesn't come out from the speaker, just the back of the phone. Therefor I believe it might be "coil whine".
 

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My brand new HTC 10 does sometime make weird high frequencie noises. I hear this when i put the phones back close to my ear, but not att all times.

I've read a bit about coil whine and from the sound of it I suspect my HTC 10 suffer from it. Does anyone else experience the same problems?

Simple fix, don't put the back of your phone to your ear. Not helpful I know but I couldn't resist. Forgive me.

Sent from my HTC 10 using XDA Labs
 
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Do you still hear it when your screen is at full brightness?
Actually It does NOT. I did not think it was the same problem as the one earlier spoken about in this thread but now I do think it is. However, the sound does not come from the speaker, only it is rather easy to hear because of the wholes in the body of the phone. The sound seems to come from slightly below the HTC logo.
 

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Yeah I was going crazy about this until I installed the 1.53 OTA. Completely stopped the noise.

I believe it was something low level that had to do with the display. Probably a kernel fix.
Is there a difference between regular firmware update from the settings menu and OTA? Becasue i have the latest update from the settings menu and i still hear the sound. Sorry, just switched from an iphone.
 

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Run a stress test to see if it gets worse. That's when coil whine will be most noticeable. If it does not change in frequency or amplitude, it's not cool whine.
 

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I belive the second one is what is called software number even though it is not a direct translation. I am in Sweden.
Yes I had the noise on that firmware. If you haven't received update yet, it must not be available in your country just yet.

But don't worry too much, it's not a hardware issue. The 1.53 update fixes it. Don't make the same mistake I did and order a replacement lol.

Your choices are either wait for the update, or unlock your bootloader and flash the 1.53 firmware.
 
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Yes I had the noise on that firmware. If you haven't received update yet, it must not be available in your country just yet.

But don't worry too much, it's not a hardware issue. The 1.53 update fixes it. Don't make the same mistake I did and order a replacement lol.

Your choices are either wait for the update, or unlock your bootloader and flash the 1.53 firmware.
Haha, alright! I was very close to order a second replacement. The first one was because of a loose home button though. But thank you very much, I'll just sit tight and hope they release it soon. Weird how they don't release it for everyone at the same time.
 

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Yes I had the noise on that firmware. If you haven't received update yet, it must not be available in your country just yet.

But don't worry too much, it's not a hardware issue. The 1.53 update fixes it. Don't make the same mistake I did and order a replacement lol.

Your choices are either wait for the update, or unlock your bootloader and flash the 1.53 firmware.
Interesting since it does not sound like the sound is coming from the speaker but instead from close to the HTC logo. What can produce a sound like that if not a speaker?
 

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Interesting since it does not sound like the sound is coming from the speaker but instead from close to the HTC logo. What can produce a sound like that if not a speaker?
It sounded similar to how lights sound on a dimmer dimmed all the way down. I'm guessing it had something to do with current level supplied to the display, since the higher the brightness, the quieter it gets. I believe electricians call this 'lamp sing'

The more I listened I felt like it was coming from the bottom of the display, near the fingerprint scanner.

Either way just glad they fixed it.
 

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It sounded similar to how lights sound on a dimmer dimmed all the way down. I'm guessing it had something to do with current level supplied to the display, since the higher the brightness, the quieter it gets. I believe electricians call this 'lamp sing'

The more I listened I felt like it was coming from the bottom of the display, near the fingerprint scanner.

Either way just glad they fixed it.
Interesting. Mine sound much louder below the HTC logo than it does by the fingerprint scanner. But yeah, nice that they seem to have fixed the problem.
 

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    My brand new HTC 10 does sometime make weird high frequencie noises. I hear this when i put the phones back close to my ear, but not att all times.

    I've read a bit about coil whine and from the sound of it I suspect my HTC 10 suffer from it. Does anyone else experience the same problems?

    Simple fix, don't put the back of your phone to your ear. Not helpful I know but I couldn't resist. Forgive me.

    Sent from my HTC 10 using XDA Labs
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    Yeah I was going crazy about this until I installed the 1.53 OTA. Completely stopped the noise.

    I believe it was something low level that had to do with the display. Probably a kernel fix.
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    Android version: 6.0.1
    Programvarunummer: 1.30.401.1
    I belive the second one is what is called software number even though it is not a direct translation. I am in Sweden.
    Yes I had the noise on that firmware. If you haven't received update yet, it must not be available in your country just yet.

    But don't worry too much, it's not a hardware issue. The 1.53 update fixes it. Don't make the same mistake I did and order a replacement lol.

    Your choices are either wait for the update, or unlock your bootloader and flash the 1.53 firmware.
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    UPDATE: Entered TWRP with low brightness on and same thing, so it's not ROM dependent, but hardware dependent.

    TWRP uses a stock kernel. This is likely a kernel issue rather than a hardware one.