HomePod HomePod just emitted a 10-second long screech

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by smithrh, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. smithrh macrumors 68020

    smithrh

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    Anyone else run into this?

    Out of nowhere, I got a screech not dissimilar to a smoke alarm for about 10 seconds. Nothing was shown on the top display, when I got to it, it stopped and when I pressed the top it operated as normal.
     
  2. Jesla macrumors 6502a

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  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

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    IF it happened in the middle of the night the HP would be in the garbage!
     
  4. smithrh thread starter macrumors 68020

    smithrh

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    Agreed with that - luckily this was in the middle of the day. Now I need to wonder if I should unplug it overnight, which lowers the value prop a tad.

    Overall, still like it with it's quirks.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Hate to see you unplug during the night. Hope it was a one time fluke!
     
  6. Coffee50 macrumors 6502

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    I would monitor it & see if it happens again. If so (before send it to the garbage, lol) I'd take it to the apple store. The product is still new enough that I'm sure they'd replace it.
     
  7. smithrh thread starter macrumors 68020

    smithrh

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    Support said they would let development know. I'm happy just keeping an eye (oops, ear) out for any re-occurances.
     
  8. kylew1212 macrumors regular

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    Thank goodness that wasn't at night. Last night my lamp turned on (via homekit) for no reason, and nearly gave me a heartattack. I still don't know what happened or why, this was the first time. Bugs happening like this during the night is so much worse.
     
  9. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    Had a nest protect go off as we were going to sleep and it would not stop finally had to take the batteries out and just got it replaced. Our first one had a feather in it and went off at the worst possible time
     
  10. Cinab1mt macrumors regular

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    I didn’t want to start a new thread for this but my HomePod just made a loud “pop” sound, similar to the sound of popping a balloon. I was downstairs when it happened (HomePod is upstairs in our master bedroom)...I immediately went and replayed the last song and it doesn’t appear that anything is wrong with the speaker, no distortion etc. Anyone else experienced this, contemplating taking it back and exchanging it .
     

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