Anyone else getting false vibrations on iPhone 4S?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MovieCutter, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

    MovieCutter

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    I'm finding that if I bump my iPhone in my pocket with my hand, or against the counter, or even sit down quickly, I feel it vibrate like an alert is going off. But there's no alert. Then I tried to lightly smack the phone against my palm and I can feel the vibrator wheel (yeah yeah, har har) in the phone going off. Anyone else having this problem or is it just loose on my phone?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    #2
    I believe the teardowns have shown there is no vibrator wheel, but instead has an oscillating vibrator.

    I don't have this issue, but maybe the silencer switch is loose on yours?

    Or have you had a Blackberry too long… :p
     
  3. MovieCutter thread starter macrumors 68040

    MovieCutter

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    Ha, I haven't had a blackberry since 2007 when I got the first iPhone on launch day. But if you're not having issues, maybe I'll need to swap it.
     
  4. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    I have a pentalobe screwdriver I was eager to use. I simply took mine apart and cut out the vibrator. It's of no use to me anyway. My phones lighter now, a secondary benefit :)
     

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