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  1. CallumNick's Avatar
    Hello! I've had my Samsung Galaxy S6 since launch and everything has been fine up until the past few days or so when everytime I open up either the camera or snapchat, the phone makes a weird buzzing sound that only stops once I tap to focus. It makes the noise everytime I re-open the app, the camera also struggles to focus on occasions but is fine most of the time. Just wanted to know if there was anything to fix this or whether it was a hardware issue? Open to suggestion!

    (P.S, already tried a cache wipe... didn't do anything)
    05-10-2015 05:49 PM
  2. Dennis Ou's Avatar
    I think I have this issue too when I go into camera or when I use Snapchat this happens

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-10-2015 06:58 PM
  3. player22's Avatar
    Sounds like the image stabilization gyro is faulty . Or definatly a mechanical part is failing or has failed in the camera itself. If it was me I would definatly take it back we're you bought it and show them was going on. I highly dought it's just a software problem causing the camera to make noises.
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    05-10-2015 08:04 PM
  4. Dennis Ou's Avatar
    This didn't happen when I first got my phone only happened recently

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-10-2015 08:37 PM
  5. Mgxplyr's Avatar
    So strange. This also just started happening with my AT&T S6 yesterday. Sometimes a short buzz, sometimes a long vibration. And it also seems to be worse when the phone is running hot. Hasn't hampered my camera usage, but definitely doesn't sound good and I have a feeling it's going to break eventually.
    05-10-2015 10:12 PM
  6. Ableblock's Avatar
    I had this issue on my s6 edge. It began a couple weeks after i bought it.

    Noise and focus issues happened more with low light.

    Luckily they have a samsung galaxy studio store in NY and they serviced it on the spot. Dropped it off, they replaced the ois and i picked up in an hour. At first, they said i had to hard reset. I told them it wasn't a software issue and they serviced it.

    One note, they warned me that the machine that they used to hold/open the phone could reset it adn i should back it up. I took the chance and luckily, all my data was intact (it would have been a pain to get IT to re-do my work mail.)
    05-18-2015 01:13 PM
  7. Drew423's Avatar
    Do they fix it for free? cuz i have the same problem
    06-09-2015 01:08 PM
  8. SgtKoopaTroopa's Avatar
    didnt know that the galaxy store in NY did repairs, thanks for the info!
    06-11-2015 03:57 PM
  9. Dennis Ou's Avatar
    There is a Samsung store in NYC? Where?

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Galaxy S6
    06-11-2015 05:10 PM
  10. MaccaBird's Avatar
    Mine just started doing this as well. When I open Snapchat sometimes the camera will buzz and the image on screen will flicker. Only for a second though.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-23-2015 09:13 PM
  11. razza1987's Avatar
    My facebook messenger makes a weird buzzing noise too. Thankfully it's only happened twice
    06-24-2015 04:36 AM
  12. the tall guy's Avatar
    My phone makes a weird buzzing, almost vibrating sound when someone phones me :P
    06-24-2015 04:58 AM
  13. razza1987's Avatar
    My phone makes a weird buzzing, almost vibrating sound when someone phones me :P
    When it makes a hissing noise when it's not supposed to it is extremely unsettling
    06-24-2015 06:42 AM
  14. the tall guy's Avatar
    When it makes a hissing noise when it's not supposed to it is extremely unsettling
    does your phone make a hissing sound?
    06-24-2015 06:46 AM
  15. razza1987's Avatar
    does your phone make a hissing sound?
    It made a hissing sound going up in pitch when I was exiting out of facebook messenger. Thankfully it has only happened twice in the whole month so far that I have had the phone
    06-24-2015 06:48 AM
  16. MaccaBird's Avatar
    Mine has been doing this a lot more now. Every time I open Snapchat

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-27-2015 11:14 PM
  17. L7oser's Avatar
    Noticed mine has started doing this about 2 weeks or so ago. Only the back camera and mostly only when I open Snapchat. I does it when opening the regular camera app sometimes too.
    07-15-2015 10:48 AM
  18. chezm's Avatar
    Mine has also been doing this...the screen looks wavy (think looking outside super humid day, 10x worse). If I hit focus a few times it goes away.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-15-2015 12:06 PM
  19. biggbrother2's Avatar
    Mine is going this occasionally as well. I don't use snap chat. I thought it was normal, as if the lense was adjusting or something.

    I have the Samsung sensor.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-16-2015 02:01 PM
  20. Ron s's Avatar
    I noticed on mine looked like there was a film over it. Went by a sprint store today and ask about it sure enough there was a thin piece of plastic over the camera and another over the flash it is very hard to see. Might have a focus problem thru it.
    07-16-2015 03:53 PM
  21. chezm's Avatar
    I just reset my camera settings (options > very last option). It's no longer doing it...I'll keep you posted if it returns.


    Never mind it's still happening...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-16-2015 06:49 PM
  22. MaccaBird's Avatar
    Any new updates? Still happening to me frequently. Curious if it's compromising my camera or quality of my pictures.

    Posted via the Android Central App

    Edit: when I shake my phone gently, the camera makes a subtle noise like something is rattling around inside.
    07-22-2015 12:16 PM
  23. chezm's Avatar
    Mine rattles too but I think that is the image stabilization.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-22-2015 06:51 PM
  24. Alex Booth's Avatar
    Mine is doing exactly the same thing - buzzing sound when opening up the camera/snapchat apps.

    Something is also rattling when I shake the phone. The buzzing seems to become worse after shaking the phone too, so maybe that can be related to a hardware problem?
    07-24-2015 05:40 AM
  25. jimbl's Avatar
    I had an S6 that did this and over time it became less random and more frequent. I was well past the 14 days, so Verizon sent me a refurbished under the Samsung 1 year warranty. The refurbished has been mostly great, but it has done this same problem twice. If it ever picks up in frequency I will be doing this again.
    07-24-2015 08:19 AM
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