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Old December 1st, 2010, 08:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Constant Clicking Sound - sounds electrical

I am hoping it is only the bad weather we are having this morning. My "beloved" Epic was working perfectly last night but this morning as it sits here, it is making a low clicking noise (about every 3-5 seconds). Almost sounds like electrical something. Nothing has happened to the phone (no water, dropped or anything).

Has anyone experienced this with their phone? I only got it less than 2 weeks ago too. The phone is perfect so far (obviously room for improvements with 2.2 but I am actually quite happy as is). I am so hesitant to even have to replace it because my battery life has been amazing!!! I feel like a got very lucky with this one. I still have tons of juice left by the time I go to bed at night (which is when I recharge it.).

If it keeps up all day today I'll bring it in to Sprint. But in the meantime, any suggestions as to what it is?

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Could be a speaker issue. I'd try a reboot first. Then (controversial) I'd do a live battery pull (device on, remove battery).

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Could be a speaker issue. I'd try a reboot first. Then (controversial) I'd do a live battery pull (device on, remove battery).

Any media left running in the background?

FRISCO - Thank you so much! I turned off my phone and waited a minute and turned it back on. Seems to have solved the problem. I'm hoping that it won't be a sign of a future problem though.

I am very new to having a smartphone that actually does something. I had a BB and it (to me) didn't do much. I am learning as I go. I am so happy with my new phone though, it is so much better than I had imagined and it's fun learning new tricks and tips from this board.

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i get the same thing. I am running VIPERrom 2.6 w/lagfix and I'm rooted. I think I get it when my BT headphones (Motorola S305's) disconnect from the phone. The only way to correct it, is to reboot the phone. I hear a sound coming from the earpiece speaker. It sounds like its making a connection then it shuts off. It constantly repeats this until I reboot. Is this the same thing you were talking about or something else???
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Same happened to me and with a soft reset the problem went away. My ultra techy friend said it could happen again but then again it may not. Apparently its a driver issue and not a speaker issue. Don't know how to fix it though but it hasn't happened again after that soft reset.
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i get the same thing. I am running VIPERrom 2.6 w/lagfix and I'm rooted. I think I get it when my BT headphones (Motorola S305's) disconnect from the phone. The only way to correct it, is to reboot the phone. I hear a sound coming from the earpiece speaker. It sounds like its making a connection then it shuts off. It constantly repeats this until I reboot. Is this the same thing you were talking about or something else???
This 'clicking' just started happening for me today (running TrulyEpic ROM)...the first day I connected the BT to my car. Power cycle fixes it. Is this related to being rooted/running a custom ROM, or does it happen on stock phones as well?
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I noticed this on my phone for about a month now. Powering cycling my phone seemed to fix it but now it seems to reoccur at least 2 times a day. Any possible way to fix this or anyone have more info. Also the sounds that come from my phone sound muffled and distorted. All help is appreciated.
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Just got my Epic about a week and a half ago. I noticed it making this clicking noise today. Drove me crazy trying to figure out where the noise was coming from and I found this thread when I googled the problem. My phone is completely stock so its not related to being rooted. It did go away when I restarted it but it worries me that I've already got a problem on such a new phone.
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My Epic 4g starts the click every once in a while. I used to think it was the speaker (and maybe it is), but I think it could be internal. I always reboot to fix, but I want to figure out what it is. It sounds like this: gently pluck the end of your thumbnail with the nail on your index finger like it was a guitar string.
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This is starting to happen alot more frequent now, 4 times today!!!
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Hey, so I was getting this clicking sound on my 4th new Epic (yes 4th, I got a new one after the unintentional froyo release and all of the refurbished ones were complete crap). I just got this new one about 5 days ago and it has been doing it for about 3 or 4 days. Mine was related to my blue tooth, it has only happened so far when the blue tooth is on, so I just disconnected it and the clicking stopped, even after I connected it again.
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I noticed my Epic started doing this a week or two ago. Not sure, but it seems to coincide with getting my new Plantroics BT. Shutting off BT does stop the clicking, but only for a minute or two, then it starts again even with BT off. Reboot does seem to stop the problem, as long as I keep BT off.
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