Question SX pro dongle makes hissing noice is this normal?

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by Boenka, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Boenka
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    Boenka Newbie

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    Just received my SX pro dongle but I noticed that it makes a hissing noise. Is this normal or is this a defect and should I send it back for that? The sound isn’t very loud but still noticeable and I’m a little worried about it. I hope i can get an answer from you guys.
     
  2. theguyver

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    where did you get it from, I read on a a forums that some purchased at modchipsdirect had hissing noises
     
  3. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    It can be a damaged capacitor. But that's just my thought as I don't have one and is probably totally wrong.
     
  4. Zyvyn

    Zyvyn GBAtemp Maniac

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    most likely a defective unit if you want to be save about it just use the dongle to load the payload the first to to active the license then later loads launch the payload from pc
     
  5. Boenka
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    I bought it second hand for cheap from a guy who never even unpacked it. Code was in it and it works fine just the noise.
     
  6. Masacci0

    Masacci0 GBAtemp Regular

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    I may be wrong, but i think it's normal, mine does it too and it is the sound of capacitors charging.
     
  7. Artwebb

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    I'm not worried about it. I have caps at work in motor stators that are about as tall as the joycon and about the diameter of a golf ball and they make the same noise when charging up.
     
  8. CrAzYLiFe

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    How noticeable is this hiss? I've never heard mine hiss but I have never placed it up to my ear while charging, I have heard it is normal however.
     
  9. joskewarez

    joskewarez Newbie

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    Had the same on my SX pro, nothing to worry about as said in a previous post.
    Sounds just like the capacitors on my graphics card when gaming at high fps.
     
  10. Artwebb

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    I cant hear it over my computer fans, I held it up to my ear the first time I plugged it in to see if it made the noise.
     
  11. Rob Blou

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    yeah min does the hiss too but it's a common thing for capacitors I guess ... if anything happens to the caps, these cost nothing to replace :P
     
  12. Boenka
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    Boenka Newbie

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    Thank you guys for the quick replies it really helped me.
     
  13. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    And what about your hand or switch? :D (idk how dangerous those caps can be if even.)
     
    Last edited by Kubas_inko, Jul 13, 2018
  14. Mark2333

    Mark2333 GBAtemp Regular

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    Is your working?
     
  15. TheZander

    TheZander King of the Level 7's

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    Does it sound like a disposable camera flash?
     
  16. Whole lotta love

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    mine does it too. pretty annoying when you're in a quiet space
     
  17. Brasse

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    In for the hissing sound too, guess it is normal since everyone here is experiencing it. I don't like the hissing but the dongle is only inserted for the boot anyways so it doesn't matter so much. Happy gaming!
     
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