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Initial post: Nov 17, 2011 2:17:45 PM PST
Joe Cool says:
Haven't seen this anywhere - maybe it's just my unit? The speakers on my Fire pop and crackle frequently - when I change the volume. When I tap anything on the screen. When the volume is OFF and I tap the screen! Also, even at max volume, the sound is way too soft. Am I the only one experiencing this?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2011 2:31:19 PM PST
C. Scilley says:
Mine does not do that. I would call CS to fine out if yours is defective.

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 2:35:43 PM PST
L. Hill says:
no snap, crackle, or pop fact, watched a movie today to see how it would was great, even as I tried to "overload" our video drop...took about %15-%20 of battery life, sounded good on speakers with a little tendency for vocals to drop when they talked low...but then, jets have ruined my hearing...

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 6:57:46 AM PST
cj says:
Glad to see someone else experiencing this! I live in a dry environment, and noticed it last night while adjusting volume and brightness, and I was wondering if it was some type of static buildup as it sounded similar to the crackle I hear when other items with speakers get a little zap.

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 12:23:59 PM PST
Thomas K. says:
I'm also getting a static popping noise. It occurs whenever a new sound is played after silence. About two seconds after a sound is finished, I'm guessing the speaker goes into some type of sleep mode, then when the next sound is played, I get a pop. If there is music playing, I'm fine, but when I'm playing a game (like Words With Friends) that makes a noise every time I touch, the pops drive me crazy!

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 1:28:44 PM PST
Hello Joe Cool,

I am sorry you are experiencing popping while listening to any audio on your Kindle Fire. This sounds to be a device specific issue and we would like to speak with you in order to troubleshoot the problem further.

Please contact us at Amazon Kindle Customer Support for personalized service!

You can also give us a call at:

U.S. and Canada: 1-866-216-1072
Kindle Support: 1-866-321-8851
International: 1-206-266-2992

Best Regards,

Shannon A.
Amazon Kindle Customer Service

Posted on Nov 19, 2011 11:44:12 AM PST
Darren Lloyd says:
Thomas, same thing for me. Not a huge deal but when the "pop" is louder than the sound playing it's a bit surprising.

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 9:42:11 PM PST
Joe Cool says:
Actually I'm pretty sure one of the speakers is broken. I only get sound out of one and its the other one that pops. I'll be contacting Amazon to exchange this unit

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 1:03:38 AM PST
J. Casolo says:
Since the first time I streamed a song, my speakers, or maybe just one tends to pop just once as soon as I begin typing anything. If I stop typing, touch the screen, and then go back to typing it - the speaker will pop again. It seems to also happen when pausing for any length of time when typing.. software issue? The speakers sound ok otherwise. Are the speakers going to sleep and that pop comes from waking up? I have only had my fire for two days, and this is pretty annoying.

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 1:14:49 AM PST
J. Casolo says:
Only by turning offthe keyboard clicks does that lopping noise go away. Aldo the left side of my fire seems to ne getting lose. What's up with this thing? Two days old!

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 6:30:10 AM PST
Joe Cool says:
Now it seems my fire has completely died. Won't start, won't charge. Tried using the fire charger as well as PC. This stinks.

Posted on Nov 27, 2011 10:14:29 PM PST
Grad Student says:
I'm experiencing the same. All I hear is cracking and popping when I stream video from prime, music from the cloud or even playing audiobooks. I really don't want to send it back because it works nicely otherwise. Could this be a problem fixed by an update? I get 20mbps wifi and my iPad and iPhone stream flawlessly. My wifi bars on my fire are also full... Very disappointed!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2011 12:37:50 AM PST
C. makoni says:
yea i only get sound from one speaker, the right side. is that the same with what you are having?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2011 3:11:13 PM PST
Wikiwords says:
I also get a loud popping noise with my Kindle Fire even with the sound turned off. I contacted Kindle support via live chat and was told that my unit is defective and I should exchange it. She further said that they had "not heard of this problem before". Yeah, right. I am annoyed in the extreme. I know it has a low price-point but the great price is no advantage if it is full of glitches.

Posted on Dec 9, 2011 2:12:09 AM PST
David Cheung says:
Same issue with my kindle fire. First day of use, popping noises and minimal sound. Left speaker stopped working. Amazon Customer Service offered a replacement. Waiting on replacement and then have to ship my defective unit back.

Posted on Dec 14, 2011 12:28:22 AM PST
Jackie says:
I'm having issues too. Got this unit a week ago and the speakers were working fine until last night. Had a strange pop/crackle noise for just a moment during a Tv show, and since then the left speaker only produces a low muffled sound. Like the speakers blown. Its caused a reduction in volume that's really annoying. Guess I'm going to have to deal with the hassle of dealing with their phone tree, cs, a replacement :/

Posted on Dec 14, 2011 11:22:50 AM PST
Jackie says:
I called amazon last night about the defect with the speakers. The Indian CS department is frustrating, they put you on hold after every sentence exchanged to go ask their supervisor...finally they told me there is nothing that can be done because I bought it from Best Buy. Now I have to make a 45 minute drive to the craziest place during the Christmas season to wait in line, argue with some 17 year old, and they may not have any in stock. So basically I get no support on manufacturer defects from Amazon because I bought from Best Buy. I'm not happy.

Posted on Dec 14, 2011 11:31:45 AM PST
Frank says:
Jackie, try calling Kindle CS again during regular business hours (west coast time). I think that Amazon will stand behind the product.

Posted on Dec 16, 2011 1:05:00 AM PST
Jackie says:
I just ordered a new kindle from amazon, and since I'm still in my return winow ill return the broken one to Best Buy once the other arrives. This way they cant push me off onto someone else if I have any problems in the future. Though I'm questioning now which company would actually be less helpful in the future. Lets just hope the next Kindle doesn't self destruct!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2011 1:31:39 PM PST
No, I am too !! Not sure if this is a faulty device or a firmware issue think I may need to return it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 5:47:24 PM PST
Rioklei says:
Hi Shannon,
I am also having an issue with a static sound on the Kindle Fire. What are the hours of operation for the Kindle Support line?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2012 7:29:55 AM PST
kristen says:
My kindle makes these popping and cracking.noises when I'm playing certain games. I wont even have the volume on its, weird.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2012 5:00:41 PM PST
The sound on my kindle doesn't work at all. Is there an alternate volume control like on desk top computers?

Posted on Jan 25, 2012 3:59:18 AM PST
The same problem for me: cracking time in the beginning of every new sound after the silence (when playing games or even adjusting the sound volume). Kindle Fire (Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi) is only one week old!
The support in Live Chat advised to reset the device to the factory defaults.
But I just don't want to erase all the data.
Did anyone try to reset the device? Did it help?
Thank you.

Posted on Feb 11, 2012 1:10:49 AM PST
I have the exact same problem with the popping sound but it is most apparent in Words with Friends. Like others have said it as if the sound goes to sleep and wakes back up upon touching the screen. Its a bit annoying.
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