Unfortunately, some users on the official Xbox Forums site have noticed that the console is making more noise than it probably should. We’re not talking about fan noise here, we’re talking “old printer” “lots of static” “grinding” type noises, which should be a concern for any console owner.
Kotaku has since reached out to Microsoft about the issue and software and hardware giant responded with the following:
We have heard that a small number of Xbox One owners in some situations may hear a noise from the console that is too loud. While this does not affect the safety or functionality of the system, we’re asking customers who believe they are experiencing this issue to contact Xbox Support: http://support.xbox.com. At the request of our customers, we are exchanging those consoles for new systems.
It appears that the strange noises only emanate from Xbox One consoles not connected to a Kinect sensor, so your best option to silent the console is to either purchase a Kinect sensor or send the console back to Microsoft who will then have it replaced.Further reading: Hardware, Microsoft, Xbox One