3GS Constantly Vibrating

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AlphaDogg, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

    AlphaDogg

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Location:
    Boulder, CO
    #1
    I just got my iPhone 3GS replaced under warranty and just turned it on because I just got home. The first time I hit the vibrate switch, it started vibrating and now it won't stop. I'm restoring it right now, and it's still vibrating. I rebooted it with home+power, which only caused the vibrating to stop during the few seconds that it was powered off. When it turned back on, it started vibrating again.
     
  2. iFanboy Guest

    #2
    PUT IT IN YOUR ASS

    Seriously though, a restore should do the trick. You can also try removing the sim tray and re-inserting (this actually fixed a similar issue for a friend of mine... *shrugs*)
     
  3. AlphaDogg thread starter macrumors 68040

    AlphaDogg

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Location:
    Boulder, CO
  4. iFanboy Guest

    #4
    Sounds like a hardware issue dude :(

    I would try banging the phone on the desk (hard enough to jolt but not hard enough to break).
     
  5. AlphaDogg thread starter macrumors 68040

    AlphaDogg

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Location:
    Boulder, CO
    #5
    I did that. It stops when the phone goes to sleep.
     
  6. brand macrumors 601

    brand

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #6
    Since it is obviously a hardware issue the obvious thing would be to call Apple.
     
  7. AlphaDogg thread starter macrumors 68040

    AlphaDogg

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Location:
    Boulder, CO
    #7
    I'll just bring it back to the Apple store tomorrow.
     
  8. brand macrumors 601

    brand

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #8
    A wise decision.
     
  9. AlphaDogg thread starter macrumors 68040

    AlphaDogg

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Location:
    Boulder, CO
    #9
    I just thought I'd post here to see if it's a known issue with an easy fix before I bring it back.
     
  10. AlphaDogg thread starter macrumors 68040

    AlphaDogg

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Location:
    Boulder, CO
    #10
    They replaced the phone today, no questions asked. The genius took it in back for a while to try to fix it. He was unable to do so.

    Copied from the work authorization:

    Issue: Vibrate motor stays on constantly
    Steps to Reproduce: Observed
    Cosmetic Condition: No signs of physical damage or tampering.
     

Share This Page