That irritating buzzing sound many have assumed is PlayStation 5 coil whine could be caused by something else entirely. At least, that’s according to an investigation by one Twitter user, who found that there was a loose sticky label nestled amongst his fan, causing an irritating noise when the console was powered up.
This is how his system sounded when in use:
And after conducting all sorts of scientific experiments, this is what he discovered:
Of course, the solution requires disassembling your PS5, and presumably voiding the warranty in the process. Furthermore, there’s no guarantee this will solve all issues, as it does appear that many next-gen console owners really are suffering from coil noise and not a naughty sticky label. Still, it’s an interesting discovery nonetheless.