Xbox One making cricket like sounds


#1

I recently received a ‘new’ Xbox One S as part of a warrantied exchange. My previous one was acting up, by not turning off properly and not allowing me to download a certain app despite troubleshooting. There were other more minor issues that were bugging me also.

Anyways, the new one was supposed to be new, as I asked them to please make a note of it. It looks great and works fine, but whenever it’s on it makes a weird, cricket-like noise, even when no game is running. I can hear it while gaming, during loading screens or quieter moments, and it’s definitely noticeable overall.

Has anyone else dealt with this? Is it a defect?


#2

I’m no expert, but sounds like you might have bought a cricket.


#3

I heard it before in an original Xbox One, and didn’t keep it because of the noise.

I’ve had a cricket in the house before, and it was annoying like this is. But it eventually disappeared or died.


#4

Yeah, sounds like a fan issue. I might try turning it completely off and gently rotating it, see if there’s a wire hitting a fan or something that you can fix by just displacing it.


#5

Thanks, but I would honestly have no idea of how to do that. I get nervous doing such things, as well.

The thing is still under warranty, but I don’t know if it’s a legitimate defect or not. It definitely annoys me since I can hear it, and it hasn’t gone away in the month or just less that I’ve had it set up. As soon as it’s turned on, the sound starts.


#6

Can you make a video or record the sound?

I might be able to help.


#7

I could. I ended up just asking for a replacement, though.


#8

My first Xbox One had the Coil Whine issue. Was easier to just get it replaced, rather than mess around with it. The new unit has been silent.


#9

Is that what it is? As mentioned this is the second time I’ve heard it now.


#10

Mine does the same thing. Drives me nuts. I literally only play on my PS4 now.