Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 19, 2012, 02:17 PM   #1
Eckscaliber
macrumors 6502a
 
Eckscaliber's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Something is rattling inside my iPhone 5.

I just noticed today that when I tap the back, anywhere from the Apple logo to the top of my phone, the back will rattle. It sounds like something may have broken off or become loose inside. It is defeinitely something that just happened today or yesterday because I would have noticed it a lot sooner if it was like this out of the box. Does anyone know what the issue might be?

I bought my phone from AT&T. What kind of exchange or warranty service do they offer standard? I did not purchase issurance or Apple Care.
__________________
iPhone 6 rMini
Eckscaliber is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2012, 02:23 PM   #2
mattopotamus
macrumors 603
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
it is the camera lense and is totally normal. There are a few threads if you search
mattopotamus is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2012, 02:27 PM   #3
F123D
macrumors 68040
 
F123D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Rootmetrics.com Verizon 96.7 | AT&T 96.6 | T-Mobile 96.4
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattopotamus View Post
it is the camera lense and is totally normal. There are a few threads if you search
Exactly.
__________________
Jailbroken iPhone 3G -> Jailbroken iPhone 4 -> iPhone 5 -> Galaxy Note II -> Nexus 5
F123D is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2012, 02:34 PM   #4
saving107
macrumors 603
 
saving107's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: San Jose, Ca
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattopotamus View Post
it is the camera lense and is totally normal. There are a few threads if you search
more than a few actually.
saving107 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2012, 03:16 PM   #5
Eckscaliber
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Eckscaliber's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
The camera lense is rattling even if I am tapping the Apple logo? That's like 1/3 of the back. Why is it normal?
Eckscaliber is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2012, 03:19 PM   #6
iBaloney
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eckscaliber View Post
The camera lense is rattling even if I am tapping the Apple logo? That's like 1/3 of the back. Why is it normal?
if you tap the display models at the apple store you will find the same type of rattling. I've done this even on the new ipod touches.

Just search the threads for your answer.
iBaloney is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2012, 03:22 PM   #7
tymaster50
macrumors 68030
 
tymaster50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New Jersey
This topic is made like everyday
tymaster50 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2012, 03:30 PM   #8
yoshimeow
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
nope not all the iphone 5 rattles.. my new one is completely silent as is all my coworkers..

It's true some of the camera lens may rattle bit.. My old iphone I thought had this problem but i took it in and it turns out mine was MISSING A PART!!! so if u dont feel comfortable take it in and get it checked out instead of listening to the people that think they know it all on this forum
yoshimeow is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2012, 03:40 PM   #9
Nabby
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
If it rattles and you can actually feel the weight shifting, it is the battery. I had a co-worker who's battery was loose the day she received it. She took it to an Apple store and they opened the phone and re-glued the battery in place. It worked for about a week, then came loose again. Apple replaced the phone in the store.

Nabby
Nabby is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2012, 03:45 PM   #10
meistervu
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Heffalump?
__________________
Palm Pilot 1000
meistervu is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2012, 05:10 PM   #11
mattopotamus
macrumors 603
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by yoshimeow View Post
nope not all the iphone 5 rattles.. my new one is completely silent as is all my coworkers..

It's true some of the camera lens may rattle bit.. My old iphone I thought had this problem but i took it in and it turns out mine was MISSING A PART!!! so if u dont feel comfortable take it in and get it checked out instead of listening to the people that think they know it all on this forum
typically that is the noise people are hearing. I will now go back to my
'know it all" thrown.
mattopotamus is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2012, 11:23 PM   #12
Hpye
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Mine rattles and took it in. The genius replace it for me with new phone. They open up the old phone and it was not a camera like every said . The screw was not properly screw. Bad qc
Hpye is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2012, 11:28 PM   #13
Noisemaker
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by yoshimeow View Post
nope not all the iphone 5 rattles.. my new one is completely silent as is all my coworkers..

It's true some of the camera lens may rattle bit.. My old iphone I thought had this problem but i took it in and it turns out mine was MISSING A PART!!! so if u dont feel comfortable take it in and get it checked out instead of listening to the people that think they know it all on this forum
Because I totally believe that some minimum wage worker at an Apple Store was able to tell you that.

You're full of it. Plain and simple.
Noisemaker is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 20, 2012, 04:37 AM   #14
Chic0
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: UK
I'm having the same problem with my iphone5 too. Only started happening a few days ago. It's not a loud sound and only happens when placing the phone down.

I'm not going to bother swapping it out yet. I've got Applecare, so will probably use that at some point.
Chic0 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:51 PM   #15
yoshimeow
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noisemaker View Post
Because I totally believe that some minimum wage worker at an Apple Store was able to tell you that.

You're full of it. Plain and simple.
and you are clearly full of ur self.. plain and simlpe.. umm it doesn't take a genius (pun intended) to see a part is missing. The guy even told me exactly which part was missing. You can see it on ifixit. It's the metal piece that holds the connector down in this picture. you can go on and be your stupid self now. .
thanks

yoshimeow is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:54 PM   #16
sillywabbit
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
I was told it was the vibrator.
sillywabbit is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 11:33 PM   #17
phonelover01
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
^I think It really depends on what the sound is--if it's a teeny clink when the phone is set down, then it is probably normal. If it's a definite "rattle" and is heard when moving the phone back and forth, I'd definitely take it in to be looked at as it's clear that not all iPhone 5s make this sound. There's a difficulty in telling a specific user whether their phone is "normal" or not when we haven't heard the rattle. To be clear, my first 5 had a very distinctive rattle which I did not view as normal and sure enough, my replacement 5 sounds better.
phonelover01 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 11:47 PM   #18
brokenbuyer
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: May 2011
I ignored it. Mine is loud enough that if you place your phone on the table, you will it "shake".

However, if you put a finger over the power button and another over the camera lenses, there should be no sound.
__________________
SEOHelpSquad.com
| Logo & Web Design | SEO & Social Media | & More
IP5 Pure + Magpul = Love.
brokenbuyer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:26 PM   #19
Eckscaliber
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Eckscaliber's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
As soon as I get the tool, I'm going to open my phone to try and fix the problem.
Eckscaliber is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 03:56 PM   #20
swervinsuburban
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
For me it's my power button, if I put my finger in it and shake it the phone makes no sound, little annoying but dunno if its worth swapping because its perfect otherwise
swervinsuburban is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 04:24 PM   #21
Interstella5555
macrumors 603
 
Interstella5555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
It's related to one of the speakers not functioning on the bottom of the phone. If both the speakers are functioning, the rattle will disappear.
Interstella5555 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 04:47 PM   #22
BFizzzle
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Austin TX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Interstella5555 View Post
It's related to one of the speakers not functioning on the bottom of the phone. If both the speakers are functioning, the rattle will disappear.
i heard its the widget house not completely connected...or it could be that the qualcomm chip is out of LTE fluid.
BFizzzle is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 05:41 PM   #23
MattMJB0188
macrumors 68000
 
MattMJB0188's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: California
Rattling near the camera is normal, unless you are putting your phone up to your ear and hearing a slight rattle. You should only hear a rattle when you slightly tap on the phone. At no other time should it be audible.
MattMJB0188 is online now   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Something is rattling inside my Macbook afk7867 MacBook Pro 7 Apr 14, 2014 05:39 PM
New iPhone 5s, Rattling? asdad123 iPhone 19 Oct 28, 2013 09:17 PM
iPhone 5S rattling noise dmercer iPhone 8 Oct 2, 2013 04:42 PM
iPhone 5 - Something rattling inside Arisian iPhone 5 Nov 2, 2012 11:07 PM
iPhone 5: something rattling around in there BacklitFirefly iPhone 5 Oct 18, 2012 01:58 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:16 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC