Does your volume button make noise on iPhone 3GS?

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  1. filmfanatic24 macrumors 6502

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    When moving my phone around or shaking it I noticed that the volume button (for lack of a better term) on the left of the phone makes a clicking type noise. I don't remember this happening on the iPhone 3G. Does anyone else have this issue or is it just my phone and do I need to go to Apple and ask for a replacement?
     
  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Its the autofocus component of the camera. It sounds like volume thingy, but its the autofocus. Its a moving part in the phone. Mine does the same thing.
     
  3. filmfanatic24 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What is odd though is that the volume button seems loose (as direct side by side comparing it to the 3G) and when I hold the volume button down and then shake the phone I don't hear the noise...
     
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    Hmm. When I hold down my volume switch and do the same as you did, I hear the same thing I heard without holding it. So you hear nothing at all when you hold the volume switch down? Are you in a quiet area?

    I ask, because whether I hold the volumer rocker down or let it loose and shake the iPhone, I hear a dull rattling, which Ive been told is the autofocus component. If you're holding the volume rocker and hear nothing at all, im worried about my phone. :p
     
  6. filmfanatic24 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I wouldn't say I hear nothing at all, but it makes the more prevalent noise go away. I do hear a much duller, quieter sound that I probably would never hear unless I was really listening.

    I think that the volume button is just loose or something. Guess I'll head to the Apple Store. Ugh, but that means I'm going to loose my invisibleShield that I have on this phone.
     
  7. filmfanatic24 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm a little frustrated. Had an original iPhone, iPhone 3G, my wife has a 3G, my boss, my mom, and my sister. Got my 3GS last week and noticed that the volume button seemed loose and made a noise when the phone was shaken. No other iPhone I have EVER had did this. I compared it to my bosses 3GS to make sure it wasn't just the way the 3GS' were made. His didn't have the problem.

    Made a Genius appointment to get the phone exchanged. No appointments for 3 days. Fine, I waited.

    Went in today and was told that this was normal under the standards Apple has for the phone. "Some buttons are more loose than others." That can't be right. I don't know what to do now. I have a case number but the Genius told me that it really did me no good. I would have assumed I could at least exchange because I'm under 14 days, not so much.

    Just needed to vent a little. If anyone has had this problem and had any luck resolving it I would appreciate hearing from you.
     

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