IPT5 scratches and Rattle!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by JW70, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. JW70 Guest

    Received IPod touch 5G Slate 32g with chicken scratches on top bevel corners and also when tapping back with finger the upper portion rattles similar to the sound of a needle against tin.
    Has anyone else experienced this?
    By the way, I haven't been smoking anything funny.

    Called apple... Sending a replacement...
  2. swimatm macrumors newbie


    Oct 8, 2012
    My understanding is the rattling sound is simply the camera's auto focus. I have it too, and have read many people saying the same thing here.
  3. cobbyco macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2012
    The rattle is normal.

    If it came with scratches, then I would get a replacement.
  4. JW70 Guest

    Thanks, I feel like such a doof now... my wife's iPhone 4S makes a noise too, but under a glass back (much less noticeable).
    Normal is normal I guess. It's just such a cool design.

    Thanks for commenting people. I feel comforted in knowing.
  5. Xeblade macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2011
    Mine also rattles and came with some scratches. I was wondering, does your home button move ever so slightly? Can you feel it moving, like it is a bit loose?
  6. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    The home buttons on both of my kids iPods are a slight bit loose (black and pink). My iPad and iPhone home buttons seem nice and tight.
  7. JW70 Guest

    Yes, without pushing it in, just wiggling it.. It has some play. Though, It may be an engineering intention. It sounds fine I guess... Is not too loose. It doesn't feel like too much play.
  8. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2011
    No scratches, no rattles (that I can hear). 32gb black.
  9. Xeblade macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2011
    Yes, I asked a few other people and theirs wiggle too. So it must be normal. Better than the 4th gen though, that was really stiff to press.
  10. JCstudios macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2012
  11. MiguelFS macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2012
    Home Button

    I was worried about this problem also. I thought I was the only one!!

    The button feels softer than the 4th gen's but it does have that wiggling problem. :cool:
  12. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    No scratches on replacement and I just removed the sticker that says tap here
  13. MiguelFS macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2012
    Anybody else have the loose home button problem?
  14. CapnJackGig macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    Non-symmetrical scratching.
  15. archurban macrumors 6502a


    Aug 4, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    Well, I have a chicken scratch as well. But it's easily forgetable.
  16. Jonaswq macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2012
    I heard the rattle too!! When I knock softly near the camera.

    And guys, does your ipod touch 5g wifi antenna (black oval shape thingy at the back of the ipod) can be pushed in? I don't know how to explain it...

    the right side of my wifi antenna seemed a bit lower (pushed in) than the left side and when I tried using a little force to push down the right side, it went down a little.
  17. akuma13 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2006
    I've had my IPod touch close to 5 days now. No rattling, loose home button or scratches (yet).
  18. chriffdog, Oct 23, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2012

    chriffdog macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2012
    I have the same rattle, is yours noticeable when you put the ipod down on a table? Though I noticed that if you hold the volume and sleep buttons and then tap it near the lens then the rattling quietens, but is still there. Anyone else have the same outcome?

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