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    Checking the connectors is a good idea, but remember that each and every time the issue would get resolved by a simple shutdown and restart. Support claimed it's a software issue and now Dell released a BIOS update for this specifically.

    Now I'm more worried about the hissing during charging which Google suggests could be a hardware problem.
     
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    I did check the connectors. Come to think of it, the problem would mostly happen on wakeup from hibernation, which is probably what the BIOS fix is for. I will know in a few days.
     
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    I use it because of two issues with sleep: turbo boost stops working after wakeup, and it causes battery drain. Hibernation does cause some extra SSD wear, but killing is def an overstatement.

    Anyway, main issue now: hissing during charging.
     
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    My device is absolutely silent. No coil/ choke whining or hissing.
     
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    I don't think the hissing was there before. I don't have to listen closely, it's disturbing. Could be a failing choke I guess. It stops when I unplug so it is somehow power related.

    I should mention the noise is audible in just plain desktop, even with fans running at 50% (although to a lesser extent of course).

    I have been monitoring my SSD, haven't noticed any concerning utilisation so far - will check again later.

    Yeah, SSD utilisation is of no concern in my case after 10 months of hibernation use (9TBW). Perhaps if the laptop had 128 GB of RAM in routine use... I'd start worrying around that mark.
     
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