3GS vibrates when squeezed

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rrosatti, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. rrosatti macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2011
    When my phone is in vibrate mode, and I squeeze the top left corner of the phone, it begins to vibrate. It also does this arbitrarily while the phone is in my pocket, which of course leads to quite a bit of confusion on my part. This happened to my first 3GS, which I got replaced while it was in warranty. Any ideas as to what I can do to solve this problem since I am now OUT of warranty?
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
  3. awadeee macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2011
    This problem generally happens when you drop the phone too much or play with the silent switch too much. I think it has to do with a part being broken/worn out or a loose screw. The only way to remedy the issue that I can see is to pull the phone apart and tinker (if you're tech savvy).
  4. rrosatti thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2011
    I'm due for an update for my phone but I would kill myself if I went in and got an iPhone 4 just to have the new one come out 2 months later .... I might just stick it out.

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