Do they all rattle?

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  1. bbydon macrumors 6502a

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    Got my phone from the At&t store it was the last one. Driving home i noticed the rattle... sigh so i head to the apple store asked them about it. Told to make a genius appointment.... next one is sunday. So i went across the street to another At&t and he agreed to exchange it no problem. Checked to see if it rattled... I couldn't tell in the store. So got home... checked again and it rattles.... So i guess they all rattle, i don't know.
     
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  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    mine does only along the long axis

    genius says its normal as its the vibrator component
     
  4. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Are you talking about a 3G or a 3GS? The new "S" models tend to have more rattles. Everybody thought initially that it was from the auto-focus mechanism. I shook mine today and heard nothing until I flipped the silent switch.
     
  5. Shabbis macrumors regular

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    All 3GS iPhones will rattle due to the autofocus mechanism.
     
  6. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    False. Read my post above yours.
     
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  8. Shabbis macrumors regular

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    My 3GS rattles near the camera, not the silent switch. So if it's not the camera, then what is it?
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    my 3g does and its common when i search online
     
  10. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    my 3gs has no rattles at all for the people saying they all do, not true.
     
  11. bbydon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well its not the end of the world, but i'm thinking its in more iphones...alot more.
     
  12. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    Mine rattles. It's kind of annoying. I feel like I'm breaking it every time I set it on a hard surface. But all the ones at the Apple Store I went to yesterday rattled as well. I guess it's normal.
     
  13. Chizzled macrumors member

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    Not all rattle, but seems that majority do.

    My 3G didnt rattle at all, but the vibrate switch on my 3GS rattles when the phone is on silent. I have checked about 8 iphones (including 3G) and only 2 didnt vibrate.

    I am super OCD about certain things, but because everything else about my phone is just fine, I'm gonna learn to live with it.
     
  14. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Did you realize that you just said "I am super obsessive compulsive disorder about certain things..."? That doesn't make any sense.
     
  15. MasterTick macrumors 6502

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    All hail the grammar Nazi.
     
  16. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    ringer switch rattles on my 3gs. happened on my 3g.
     
  17. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Damn thing rattles, but everything else seems to be working just fine.....:cool:
     
  18. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Yep...never noticed it before, but if I really shake my 3GS, it rattles a little (I have the silent switch on).
     
  19. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You must be kidding. At least I think you are.
     
  20. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    ... unless he's the one with OCD.
     
  21. bbydon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its The Buttons

    Well, I held all the buttons and shook it..... no rattle.
    Its just The buttons, nothing internal.
     

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