Coil Whine PS5: What To Do?

What does Coil whine PS5 mean?

Coil whine PS5: Your console makes a strange noise? It doesn’t sound like a fan noise but like an electrical noise? Your PS5 probably has a coil whine problem, even if it is not dangerous for the console it can be very unpleasant if the noise is strong. In this article we will help you to understand what is the coil whine of the PS5 and what to do in this case.

Coil Whine PS5: What Is It?

If you hear whirring, vibrating noises then your console is subject to coil whine.
Coil whine is an audible sound produced by materials that vibrate due to the excitation of electromagnetic forces. This affects devices that use coils and transformers, which is the case with the PS5. The more current the device uses, the more the vibration increases, which can produce a hissing or whirring sound if there is resonance with the coil.
Most PS5’s do not have this problem but some models may have coil whine.
If most of the time the noise is not very annoying, sometimes it can be very annoying during a game.
If your console has this problem, you can try some solutions that we will explain to you.
If your problem concerns a noisy PS5, follow the article: Prevent And Repair A Noisy PS5.

Coil Whine PS5: Possible Solutions

Plugging your PS5 directly into the wall socket is one of the solutions that comes up among users to reduce the PS5 coil whine.
If your console is plugged into a power strip, you should try to plug it into a wall outlet, if possible, to make the electrical flow more fluid.
This doesn’t work for everyone, but most users who have tried it have noticed a much lower PS5 coil whine. It is safe to try this solution, so we recommend you to try it.

Problem With The Fan Sticker

Most of the time when PS5 users think they have a coil whine problem it is more of a different problem which is a sticker that gets stuck on the fan and creates a similar noise.
To get rid of this problem you have to disassemble the fan and remove the sticker.

Be careful, this operation removes the warranty of the console. We advise you to call in a professional if you are not sure that you can do it correctly.
Here are the steps to follow:

  • Remove the PS5 stand with a screwdriver
  • Locate the side that has the “PlayStation” logo on it
  • Put the console on a flat surface with the side with the “PlayStation” logo facing the sky
  • Hold the console with your left hand and slide the shell down to remove it
  • Do the same for the other side
  • Unscrew the 4 screws of the fan and remove it, you should see a slightly loose sticker which is the cause of the noise.
  • Remove the sticker
  • Reassemble the fan and the console

This is a relatively complex process and it is best to go through a specialized repairer to fix the problem without risk. We invite you to watch this official video from Sony to see how it is done.

If your problem concerns the noisy drive of your PS5, follow the article: PS5 Noise Player: How To Get Rid Of The Noise?

Hopefully, this article has helped you to identify and fix the PS5 coil whine problem. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions about PS5 coil whine and the content of the article!

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