iPhone 5C Rattle

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  1. ghsNick macrumors 68020

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    When I tap the right side of my phone above the SIM card (next to the camera) I hear a little rattle noise. Is this normal?
     
  2. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    Hold down the buttons (power, volume, mute) when you tap on the right side above your sim tray. Tell us if the rattle still occurs.
     
  3. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's not the sim. I'm thinking this is the camera.

    Can anyone with a 5C confirm this?

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    If I tap on the apple logo on the back I can really hear it.
     
  4. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    :facepalm:

    What does that have to do with me saying to hold down the volume, mute, and power buttons before you tap? :confused:

    Usually the buttons cause a tiny bit of rattle noise, especially the power button, which is why I told you to hold it down.

    My suggestion has nothing whatsoever to do with the sim rattling.
     
  5. bhags8 macrumors 6502a

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    Probably the power button. Put your finger on the power button and shake your phone, if it doesnt rattle then thats your problem.
     
  6. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    It's the camera and it's normal.

    The camera focuses on things using a series of lenses that move ever so slightly independently of each other.

    To confirm this, open the camera app and focus on something, now shake the phone. It should be silent.
     
  7. bhags8 macrumors 6502a

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    Then why does it not rattle if you put your finger on the power button while shaking the phone?
     
  8. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    It sounds like your power button is loose.
     
  9. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The last part didn't work (it still clicks even when opening the camera app). But if I shake my girlfriends 5 I can still hear the little click/rattle noise.

    It's definitely not the buttons to whoever keeps suggesting it is.
     
  10. asleep macrumors 68040

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  11. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Even if you tap below the camera on the backside? You don't hear any type of clicking?

    You've got to. I hear it on my old 4S, 5 and now 5C.

    If you hold it next to your ear and shake it back and forth you should hear clicking as well.
     
  12. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Nope.

    Then you have dog hearing and its normal across all phones, so no need to worry.
     
  13. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    There's countless threads about it. Maybe you have the perfect phone.

    But of you tap on the bottom of the backside there's nothing. Then if you tap right under the camera it makes a different sound.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1449330
     

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