Broken Ring/Silent Switch

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mikes63737, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    I've been having a really strange problem with my ring/silent switch.

    When the phone's on ring, there's no problem.

    When I flip the switch to silent, sometimes the phone decides that it's not sure what I set it to, so it goes back and forth between the two modes, even though the phone is set to silent. It vibrates repeatedly and shows the bell icon and then the bell with a slash through it. This repeats about 10 times and then it stops.

    I'm trying to avoid taking it back to the Apple store.

    I've already tried a software restore, and the problem persists. I've had it since 1.1.2, also.

    What should I do?
  2. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
    Well it sounds like a straightforward hardware fault, ie a faulty switch.

    I would take it back and get it replaced.
  3. JW008 macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    The iPhone that I got on June 30 also had a problem with the ring/vibrate switch. I ended up having to take it back to Apple and they replaced it. That's probably what you'll have to do.
  4. mikes63737 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    Did your iPhone do it every time you flipped the switch? Mine does it very rarely, but it still is a problem. I doubt that I would be lucky enough for it to happen at the Apple store.

    I just don't want to waste gas to get there and then leave with the same iPhone.
  5. mikes63737 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    I just got off the phone with Apple tech support with some guy in India called Ashley and he (yes, he) told me that I have to bring it in to the store.

    Do you think that they will replace it for me if it doesn't have the problem while I'm at the store?
  6. mikes63737 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    I brought it to the Apple store and I came home with a shiny new one!

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