XBox Controller - noisy??

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  1. janmars

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    Just got an XBox with the official S Controller, and noticed that everything the rumble feature kicks in the controllers becomes very noisy. It sounds exactly like having loose bolts or screws in a vibrating piece of metal...quite high pitched. (Not at all the same low noise that comes from the PS2 or QC pads). So is this normal...or do I have a duff controller?
     
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    I have 3 S-pads not one is noisy, but i also have the house brick one as well, when that rumbles all the buttons rattle and it's very noisy. i'd say your S-pad is duff take it back and swap it.
     
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    My S's and the Brick all make a horrible buzzing noise when the piezos vibrate: they are truly naff. If you're playing a game with the volume down it sounds like someone (cats?) drilling inside your joypad.
     
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    My S pads are usually fine but throughout Midtown Madness 3 while moving there is a constant whirring of the motors which is very annoying!
     
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    yup, it's common with both types. my 's' and my neighbours old full size pad both make that sound.
     
  6. kelvin

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    I thought it was just mine! Glad it's a common "feature"!!

    K.
     
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    Cats with drills, eh? Ooh... err... :eek: :(

    I knew that they were about to take over the world. We're doomed, I tells ya. Doomed!

    Er, did they set a date?

    Oh.

    Hmm.

    Xboxen. Pads.

    Yup, most certainly a feature - though I've always found the older design of pad to be a touch louder. Still, when such things 'annoy' it's sometimes best to take my friend's advice...

    Well, it's a kind of solution... :laugh:
     

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