XPS 15 4K with the elusive fingerprint reader. When I plugged the adapter in, a fairly noisy screeching/whine/buzz in a pattern sounding a little like a HDD accessing. Contacted Dell support, they sent out a new brick, same problem.
Dear Dell and community members, With this post, I would like to express my displeasure about Dell’s handling of the XPS 15’s coil whine
When the power adapter is attached, there is noticeable coil whine on my Dell XPS 15 9550, especially when the computer is active, or I am
Top responsesI have a xps 13 9350. I have this coming from my device aswell, especially the keyboard area. It makes really weird noises … read more1 voteI got the FHD version 16gb, 512 ssd, 84wH and I don’t experience any coil whine. I avoided the previous gen because of it.1 voteI have it too. FHD 8 gb, 1tb HDD1 voteI also noticed this whining sound coming from the power adapter as well. I thought it was normal but I guess now I will … read more1 voteI thought my XPS 15 9550 had coil whine. Turned out it was the power adapter that was making the noise, not the laptop. The … read more1 voteI’m a tad late, but my unit does not make the coil whine noise. I have been using it for over a month now.1 voteSee all
Just had a new Dell XPS 13 and having loud buzzing/coil whine. However, it only seems to be bad after a soft reboot/restart. If I shut down the laptop completely and turn it on again, or put it to sleep and then wake it up, the coil whine is almost inaudible.
Top responsesCoil whine is always a hardware design problem, Intel even has advisories on how to layout your CPU voltage regulation … read more3 votesInteresting. I own xps 9350 with iris graphics and I also get a very low whine when scrolling and using gestures. I can … read more2 votesConfirm, from Dell XPS 13 9350 with i5 and intel hd 520. The buzz disappears only by disabling the graphic … read more2 votesThe whine on my 9350 is noticeably less audible after performing a clean install. I imagine one of the drivers helped, but I … read more2 votesI found a hack-fix to sensibly reduce the buzzing noise on linux. Maybe something similar can work on Windows: … read more2 votesJust had a new Dell XPS 13 and having loud buzzing/coil whine. However, it only seems to be bad after a soft … read more2 votesSee all
Nov 06, 2015 · When the power adapter is attached, there is noticeable coil whine on my Dell XPS 15 9550, especially when the computer is active, or I am scrolling using th
Author: David Orman
Sep 21, 2016 · Is coil whine an issue with every XPS 15 9550 unit? Why am I asking ‘Is coil whine an issue with XPS 15 9550 unit’? I have the second board in my XPS 15. could you elaborate why so many units (maybe all) are affected by coil whine? Could this be avoided by Dell if they would have used better quality components? I had an Alineware 15 …
Dec 13, 2016 · Home Forums > Notebook Manufacturers > Dell > Dell XPS and Studio XPS > Is coil whine an issue with every XPS 15 9550 unit? Discussion in ‘ Dell XPS and Studio XPS ‘ started by einsteinchen , Sep 20, 2016 .
Dell’s latest BIOS update for the XPS 15 (9570) claims to “mitigate coil whine,” potentially killing one of the more irritating side effects of …
The “coil whine” sound is the single most unifying complaint about the XPS 15 and has been cause sufficient for at least a handful of users to return their devices and buy a different product altogether, though others have been perfectly fine with it.