PS5 Coil Whine – What Is It and Can I Fix It?

January 1, 2021 13 Views

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PS5 Coil Whine – What Is It and Can I Fix It? I have two new PS5s that I’m going to be looking at today. I started by disconnecting the fans so I could more clearly hear if there was something whining. Actually a lot of times “coil whine” isn’t really a whine – it’s more a buzzing or ticking sound. Both of my PS5s had a noticeable buzzing sound so then I had to track down where it was coming from.

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I found the source of coil whine on my PS5. The noise seems to be coming from a capacitor inside the power supply of both of my PS5’s. But now I need to figure out how to fix it.


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  1. EEV blog made a video years ago about coil whine in the backlight driver of a multimeter. But it was actually a capacitor. The problem is the dielectric sheet has some piezoelectric properties making it vibrate. If the layers are too loose the electrostatic forces can also make it buzz

  2. My rtx 2070 super fe does this when I turn settings up in games. Especially when I play in 4k. Do u think my 600w evga is to blame or is it just poor design on nvidia and humming is coming from power delivery on card

  3. Yeah I had that on PS4 PRO after changing the thermal paste let it dry the noise was gone so who cares about the noise I never send to the warranty still has no issue people call it coil noise and then he changes the capacitor it's hilariously smart move ! Foil capacitor never makes noise whatsoever rather high voltage rated electrolytic capacitors do, they dry up over time and lose dielectric liquid under high heat but with the brand new ps5 it's doubting don't change nothing let it run how it was intended !