Fixed Loud Vibrate on iPhone 3GS!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by AlphaDogg, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    I recently had my iPhone 3GS replaced at the Genius Bar. On the new phone, I noticed that it would vibrate really loudly, as if something in the case was vibrating along with the vibration motor. Here's how I fixed it:

    1. I unscrewed the two screws on the bottom of the phone.
    2. I took a suction cup and lifted up the display to about a 30º angle.
    3. I moved the display over so that I could see the vibration motor (with it still connected).
    4. I took my Philips #000 screwdriver and unscrewed the screws that hold the vibration motor in.
    5. I then put the screws back and tightened them pretty tight.
    6. I tested the vibrate function, and indeed it was much quieter, like my original iPhone!
  2. dacapo macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2010
    Hmm, now that my iPhone 3GS is a bit out of the 1 year warranty period, I may have to look into this.. sounds a bit scary though...:eek:

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