iPhone 3G(S) - is your ringer button/switch wiggling or weak?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by amitdoc2b, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    I have the white 32gb iPhone 3G(S). When the phone's ringer switch is on mute (when the red dot is exposed) and I tap on it, the switch wiggles a lot like its going to fall off. But when it's pushed back up so that there's sound again and I tap on the switch, its sturdy with no problems.

    Anyone else experiencing the same, or is this common with all 3G(S) iphones? Thanks.
  2. TLewis macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2007
    left coast, US
    Nope, I have a black 3GS, and the switch is solid in both positions.
  3. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    Yeah -- noticed this today. Loose when in the Silent position, but fine otherwise. Doesn't really bother me, but if it breaks off I'll be taking it in immediately.

    32 GB Black
  4. Chief Oddball macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2009
    At first I said no, but on further investigation, I notice a tiny bit of play in the switch, when it's in the silent position only.

    It's a 32GB black 3GS. Built week 25.
  5. amitdoc2b thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    I am sorry you are experiencing this as well, but am glad I am not the only one.. maybe this is just a common problem. Hopefully it doesn't break off. I'm so paranoid now everytime I switch back and forth.
  6. amitdoc2b thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    Oh wow.. looks like its a pandemic! LOL
  7. randfee2 macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2007
  8. fleshman03 macrumors 68000


    May 27, 2008
    Sioux City, IA
    Lol. See if your Apple store will swap it out for you.

    I have a feeling if I asked ATT to do it, they would charge me a restocking fee. Apple won't.
  9. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    It's luck of the draw. People have had the same issue with every iPhone model.
  10. Chief Oddball macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2009
    It seems to be a matter of manufacturing inconsistency. While there's a little play in my switch, it's so minor as to be forgettable. My phone doesn't make any noise when I shake it, nor does the switch appear to move at all unless you tap it with your finger.

    From the sound of it, though, the switches on other peoples' phones are far more loose than this.
  11. amitdoc2b thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    Mine rattles when I shake it even lightly, and definitely rattles a lot when i tap on it gently. I have no issues with its looseness as long as it doesn't break off. My only concern was that if this was the norm or not.. but I feel a bit better seeing that MANY people have this same issue.. which makes me believe that not everyone's ringer switch will fall off (atleast I hope not)! :)
  12. joro macrumors 68020


    Jun 11, 2009
    I also have the black 32gb and no looseness whatsoever on the switch.
  13. DK4L macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2009
    Naw man. I used to have that problem with my 3g. But my white 16g 3GS is strong. But I know what you mean
  14. vinay427 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2008
    Yep. I have it with my 8GB 3G refurb, but not with my original. :mad:
  15. toober1 macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2007
    Anyone have the silet rocker button snap away or break off completely? this phone is only like 2 months old at the most

    Now i have no way of turning it on silent or ring...

    Im gonna go to apple and see what they do!

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  16. macbook10 macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2009
    Called apple

    I called apple today. I am having the same problem when I put it on silent it shakes but when it is on ringer it is stiff. The woman that I talked to said she had not heard of this before. I am going to call my local apple store to see if they can be more helpful. If someone has a breakthrough with support or the genius bar please post
  17. sk2sep2304 macrumors regular


    Jun 18, 2009
    My first 3gs that I exchanged due to a dim screen had a loose switch. The replacement I'm using now is brighter and has a tight switch.
  18. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2007
    das Fort
    Horrible! Did they swap it out for you without question or did they give you the business?
  19. k-sherms macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2009
    just swapped my 32gb white 3g s due to a lose silent switch at future shop here in canada. no questions asked. new one has the same problem, although not as bad. guess most of them are this way
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  21. JayDH macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    I finally got a replacement 3GS with a half decent display and the silent switch is loose when on silent but not when switched to ring. I am just going to live with it for now. I must say I am very disappointed with the manufacture consistency with the 3GS.
  22. chocolate632 macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2007
    The first day i got my phone (16GB white) I noticed this. Doesn't bother me too much.
  23. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA

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