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    Default buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

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    Default Re: buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

    Quote Originally Posted by cinek View Post
    any1 affected by this? I just read this article, checked - and I also have this issue ;/

    Google Nexus 4 owners are getting a buzzing from the earpiece | Geeky Gadgets
    I've been on a number of long calls with the earpiece and hear no distortion or buzzing sound. Could be a hardware issue with your phone?
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    Default Re: buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

    Quote Originally Posted by mzanette View Post
    I've been on a number of long calls with the earpiece and hear no distortion or buzzing sound. Could be a hardware issue with your phone?
    honestly I can't hear it while on a call, I can only hear it when I unlock/turn the screen on and put my ear next to the earpiece
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    Default Re: buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

    Quote Originally Posted by cinek View Post
    honestly I can't hear it while on a call, I can only hear it when I unlock/turn the screen on and put my ear next to the earpiece
    Why would you want to put the earpiece up to your ear when you unlock the screen? Am I missing something?
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    Default Re: buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

    Quote Originally Posted by mzanette View Post
    Why would you want to put the earpiece up to your ear when you unlock the screen? Am I missing something?
    I guess you're missing the fact that it actually is an issue which can lead to other issues as the article said (if you read it) such as battery drain etc
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    Default Re: buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

    Haven't noticed this myself. Is the article saying the speaker being left on will cause battery drain?

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    Default Re: buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

    Quote Originally Posted by cinek View Post
    I guess you're missing the fact that it actually is an issue which can lead to other issues as the article said (if you read it) such as battery drain etc
    The article also said it was an issue when people were on calls which is the only time I'd put the earpiece to my ear. If you can't hear anything wrong during calls I would assume it's fine.

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    Default Re: buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

    Quote Originally Posted by ragnarokx View Post
    Haven't noticed this myself. Is the article saying the speaker being left on will cause battery drain?

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    it looks like the earpiece becomes active as soon as you turn the screen on which might lead to a faster than expected battery drain
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    I have the issue. Although it doesn't seem to affect anything, it is bothersome.
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    Default Re: buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

    GTH
    Last edited by Arctic Prodigy; 11-27-2012 at 09:42 PM.
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    I have this issue on both my phone and my wife's phone. It's actually a big issue because our batteries barely last a full day and she doesn't even use hers like I do. I had to plug mine in to charge at 6PM and I took it off the charger at 730AM this morning before heading to work. I used it for maybe... 3-4 hours at most today. The earpiece buzzes and cracks while the display is off, on, and while on a call. It's easy to hear, and its very obvious that this is a biggggg problem. My Nexus 4 also has a stuck pixel and a yellowing screen. Needless to say, I'm a prime example of a user with a crappy launch Nexus 4.
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    Default Re: buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

    this is kind of bull, i was all happy and stuff and had minor gripes about the battery...then i put my ear up to it while in idle and was like WTF?! happens either with the screen on or off. i cant even really tell if its the speaker, electronics or just the chips themselves, but its some bs and its eating the battery....simple as that.

    apparently most, if not all people who replaced it got the same problem and it makes me wonder if its just the software or what. i have not got the 4.2.1 update yet, but i sincerely hope thats what fixes it. apparently google is replacing these no questions asked though, which raises questions...but questions are also raised again when people complain that the replacements do the same.

    i HATE LG, my past experiences indicate that it lives up to its name of "Little Girl" because only preteen girls buy these things...i thought after a few years of growing up and google breathing down its neck, that perhaps it changed its ways and got its together. i feel like an ***** almost for believing any possibility that its software related...but im hoping.
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    Default Re: buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

    Hmm... the noise/buzz is there, but its certainly not that bad... and as long as it does not affect the phone or battery life, I don't understand why the fuzz about it.
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    Default Re: buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyfiive View Post
    I have this issue on both my phone and my wife's phone. It's actually a big issue because our batteries barely last a full day and she doesn't even use hers like I do. I had to plug mine in to charge at 6PM and I took it off the charger at 730AM this morning before heading to work. I used it for maybe... 3-4 hours at most today. The earpiece buzzes and cracks while the display is off, on, and while on a call. It's easy to hear, and its very obvious that this is a biggggg problem. My Nexus 4 also has a stuck pixel and a yellowing screen. Needless to say, I'm a prime example of a user with a crappy launch Nexus 4.
    send it in for replacements. that would definitely bother me too.
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    Default Re: buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

    man i hope mine doesn't get this problem. anyone not have this issue?
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    Default Re: buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

    I too have this problem...sounds the speaker inside is vibrating to the point where its loose. The louder the volume gets the more you can hear it.
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    Hi guys, i'm having the same issue with my nexus 4, i've actually sent one back already and the second one i've received actually seems worse and i can here the strange clicking/buzzing sound much more clearly now. I'm torn as to wether to send back another phone or is this something that will be fixed via an update? Is that even possible? Apart from this really annoying problem i love my phone which makes this all the more frustrating!
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    Default Re: buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

    I noticed this problem today. If I'm in a quiet room, I can hear the buzzing/clicking noise while the phone is ringing. Once the call connects, I don't notice it during regular conversation.
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    Guys, try this. Pull up a webpage that has a decent amount of content. Hod the phone to your head like you would when on a normal call. Take your other hand and scroll the webpage with the phone to your head. Now you can reallllly hear the buzzing. When the hell will this be ackknowledged by Google/lg? If the noise increasing while using the phone, no wonder battery life drains so much during use. My phone has dropped 3% battery life just from browsing the forum for 5 min and posting this post. 3-4% for 5 min of screentime?! This is a big problem!
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    Default Re: buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

    Thought I heard a clicking last week, before I knew there was an issue with it.

    Then I realized it was just my earring tapping on the glass.

    So far no issues.

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    Default Re: buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

    I have heard this type of sound on several phones that I have owned. My Nexus 4 hasn't been delivered yet, but I can confirm that my Galaxy Nexus has a noticeable (but not annoying) buzz on 2G (GPRS/EDGE) networks. In that particular case, it is actually slight interference from the cellular radio.

    Also many phones have an intentional soft hiss from the earpiece that is called comfort noise.

    There are a lot of potential causes for this noise.

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    Default Re: buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

    I downloaded the app Earpiece, which allows to listen to audio via the N4s earpiece and this buzzing and distorted/vibrations is not heard. I'm thinking this can be fixed via a software fix?
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    Default Re: buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

    I decided to call Google Tech support for the answer, and the fella I spoke with says the earpiece buzzing is not the father of your baby (/Maury mode) -- I mean, not causing battery drain.

    He said it's a manufacturing defect and they'd be happy to send a replacement unit (I said, sure) but he assures that they've looked into it and it's not causing battery drain.

    He went on to say Google is planning to send out an update very soon to patch a few bugs, including battery drain issue.

    The gentleman sounded legit, but who knows. I hope it is true.

    I urge y'all to call Google Tech Support and ask the same. Let's see if there's any consensus.
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    Default Re: buzz,clicking sound coming from the earpiece?

    I have a workaround for the buzzing issue for those of you that have the Tasker app installed. It seems to me only an issue for me if WIFI & Bluetooth are on during a call. I have created a profile called Nexus4BuzzBeGone that looks for any call (incoming or outgoing) and sets the state of bluetooth and WIFI to off for the duration of the call. It will only turn them off if they are on to begin with. It then turns them both back on when the call is finished. Please note you may need to modify this if you connect to Bluetooth in your car as you probably want to keep this connection active. Please message me if you want to try it out and I will send you the XML profile.

    Kind regards,
    howie

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