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google pixel 3 ticking sound
This is a long shot because I don't think there is too much knowledge of these phones but thought I will ask a general question.
I got a pixel 3 which developed a "ticking sound" no drops no water damage very well looked after phone.
I suspect it is a filter on the power line somewhere.
I suspect this because when the phone is charging the ticking stops, once off charge the ticking starts and it comes from the motherboard.
I really don't want to sink hours into this, im not even keen to fully take out the motherboard.
If it is a filter and developed a tick it will still physically most likely look normal? (why I hesitate at taking out the motherboard fully)
What route would I take trying to diagnose such a behaviour?
Don't think anything is shorted or burnt out
I struggle with the above questions because the phone works fine, its more of a annoyance but might turn into a bigger issue in the future.
I think that your best bet is a visual inspection of the logic board. I would probably not take something like this on either.
thanx for confirming what I was afraid. Its my own phone so maybye oneday when I have some spare time, but spare time is like spare money its never really spare, anyway I'll post a reply if I ever do get any progress
For anybody interested I realised it is not the actual phone charging only that stops the clicking, plugging in a unplugged usb cable into the charger port and wiggling it slightly will stop or start the ticking again. So perhaps its a short that develops on the charge port pins. Bit early to say since I haven't disassembled anything yet but its good news, better then looking for a power filter. Also I saw this issue has been reported by other users mainly on pixel 3 xl.