Glass back detaching?

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  1. dmtri07 macrumors newbie

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    Hello all, long time follower first time poster. Camped out in Cleveland OH today got myself a 32 GB, everything's been great!...except for.......

    I found out that when I tap on the left edge of the back of the glass there is a very audible rattle? I did some research and on older Iphones it was due to the autofocus component in the camera. I have the area marked in this picture. Is the glass not fixed correctly possibly?

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    Thanks!
     
  2. dmtri07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone just try it out on their phone and let me know? I hardly have to tap the left edge and there's a loud rattling sound. Normal?
     
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  4. adamdodson macrumors newbie

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    Sure it's not the volume up and down buttons rattling?
     
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  6. dmtri07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Crap. Yes positive it's not the volume/mute switch. What's my best shot for getting a replacement? Would it even be worth it to go back for a replacement at this point or just wait a little and go when the chaos dies down? It doesn't affect the performance of the phone, it's just annoying.
     
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    mine rattles by the camera too i thought it was the simtray at first.. plus my phone slid on my apple keyboard and scratched it by the home button. im thinking of taking this phone back.. too many strikes on it already.
     
  9. gethyphyyo macrumors regular

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    Call the store where you got the phone, No one here knows how many iPhones they have in stock.
     
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  12. dmtri07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys, looks like a dud. Appreciate the help.
     
  13. iSte macrumors newbie

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    Hi.

    I have exactly the same issue. Slight shake and I get a rattle noise.

    Think I'll be taking this one back!
     
  14. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Yes, I can hear slightly "something" more than tapping on the other side. Something inside. At this point I'm not going to worry about. As the rep pointed out to me today, I have 279 days left on my AppleCare agreement. :D
     
  15. Mike84 macrumors 6502a

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    That's what she said.
     
  16. Stiss macrumors 6502a

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    mine too rattles a little when you tap near the camera.

    What is this?
     
  17. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    You do realize the "rattle" you hear is the CAMERA right? The SAME rattle that happens in the 3GS.

    Now you know. Don't panic, your phone is fine. Feel free to pass this along. :)
     
  18. dmtri07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ever think I never had the need to talk to you before?

    What a novel idea.




    Talk to you all later, back to my cave.
     
  19. ludawg23 macrumors 6502

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    I hope not...
     
  20. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    it's not the camera. my 3gs has the same rattle. probably the silent switch.
     
  21. Caolan96 macrumors regular

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    thats was he said.
     
  22. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    He was asking about his iPhone, FYI.

    Why do you assume that? The 3GS had this rattle as well, and it’s the camera.
     
  23. dmtri07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm tempted to take a youtube vid of this. It's loud. I do it on my 3GS and it doesn't sound like this.
     
  24. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Did you not read my post? The 3GS has the same RATTLE. It's the CAMERA. The one on the BACK, not the front. :rolleyes:

    Dear god does anyone pay attention anymore?
     
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