Wall charger makes noise while charging Nexus 7

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My wall wart charger for my 2013 Nexus 7 makes a high pitched buzzing sound while charging.
I can clearly hear it across the room.
Wasn't sure if this was normal, since my 2012 Nexus 7 doesn't make this type of noise.


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My wall wart charger for my 2013 Nexus 7 makes a high pitched buzzing sound while charging.
I can clearly hear it across the room.
Wasn't sure if this was normal, since my 2012 Nexus 7 doesn't make this type of noise.



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The AC adapter should not be making a sound that you can hear across the room. If you need assistance with that you can send me an email at cl-fred@asus.com
 

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Try another device in the same outlet. Noise? If yes, call an electrician or attempt self-repair

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Try another device in the same outlet. Noise? If yes, call an electrician or attempt self-repair

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None of my other devices make noise, nor does the charger for my 2012 Nexus. The plug outlet is fine.

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The AC adapter should not be making a sound that you can hear across the room. If you need assistance with that you can send me an email at cl-fred@asus.com

Another Asus rep contacted me and said I should return it to the retailer I purchased it from. I was hoping I could just have the faulty charger replaced, because my tablet itself is working fine. Hate to exchange it for one that has issues like many others are reporting.

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This may sound strange, but it may just be you. I discovered a while back that I can hear a number of electrical devices...especially when charging. I can hear my wife's tab, the ps3, my electric razor charging, etc... They make a super high pitched noise. It freaked me out as I thought I was going crazy. Did some research on the net and found out I wasn't alone.

Honest to goodness though, before giving up your perfect Nexus, have a couple of (non-judgemental lol) friends or family members see if they can hear it. I bet they can't and its just a frequency you are able to hear.

Let us know how it goes!
 

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I just got a nexus 7, plugged it in, came back a half hour later and the charger was buzzing. Guess it's back to best buy. Oh, and the charger is abnormally warm.
 

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Try using a different charger and see if it makes the hissing noise as well. I'd say your charger should be replaced. The charger getting a bit warm is normal, especially if you're using the tablet while charging but the sound isn't.

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Try using a different charger and see if it makes the hissing noise as well. I'd say your charger should be replaced. The charger getting a bit warm is normal, especially if you're using the tablet while charging but the sound isn't.

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It's the charger and not the Nexus 7. It doesn't make any noise if I charge it using my 2012 Nexus charger, or chargers from my other devices. I only hear noise if I charge it using the 2013 charger.

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I wasn't using it while it was charging. It sounded like a fluorescent light buzzing. The charger was abnormally warm too, not just regular use warm. I was afraid to leave it plugged in for fear of it escalating to a fire situation. I'll return it today. Hopefully the next one is issue free. I'm leaving for vacation Saturday and wanted to use it on the plane ride.

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Maybe a faulty charger/cable or power point. My nexus doesn't do this, but my old iPod did which I found out had a busted charger.

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