Is your iphone 3gs rattling? Edit: its not defective

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  1. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    If your iphone 3gs is rattling when you tap the back or set it on a table then it is defective apple is saying, get a new iphone.
    it isnt because of the auto focus camera.

    im going today
     
  2. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    no link i just spoke with apple.
     
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    Is this the vibrate switch you are talking about?
     
  4. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Yah, I dont think
    "SchneiderMan said so"
    Is not going to convince my local "Genius."
     
  5. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    If it makes calls, takes pictures, plays music - it's NOT defective, just noisy. I'd like to know your source of information/who told you Apple is replacing these phones.
     
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    Yeah, it rattles when I tap it or place it on the table. Need LINK please.....:eek::eek::eek:
     
  7. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    i talked to a product specialist, and they said its defective and i could go to the apple store without an appointment and get it replaced or have them ship me a new one..
    they said this problems is documented..
     
  8. brendan1 macrumors member

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    LOL - if a relatively new 3gs is rattling it is both noisy AND a defect. :p
     
  9. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    You need to start recording these conversations. My local "genius'" favorite phrase is "Its within spec."
     
  10. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

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    Duck tales without a link.

    Go to an Apple store without an appointment and get a replacement? You heard those words, verbatim?
     
  11. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    ^ thats what they told me..

    an iphone shouldnt be noisy, a loose button can make noise but thats not the case. my other iphones are rock solid.
    if you guys cant replace because of stupid "geniuses" then call apple support and tell them they could not replace it instore. thats what they told me that they may not be aware of the problem yet.
    im not making you guys do anything, just a fyi.
     
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    Is it the vibrate switch? Does this only happen on vibrate or on vibrate and regular mode?
     
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    If I make an ass out of myself at the Apple store today, I'm coming for you.
     
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    Let us know how it goes! :D
     
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    ^^^ "UD" Gawd, I don't think someone else can bring that about; it's pretty much your own doing.....:D:D:D
     
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    I was going to Apple store today to return a case anyways, so I figure I'll bring it up, however I will do it quietly, with as few people around me.

    So help me God, Schneider...
     
  17. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    no this should have nothing to do with the external buttons at all. you can hold all the buttons and set it on a hard surface to see if you have that problem. good luck.
     
  18. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    haha lol, well i never had problems at apple stores before so i hope all goes well for you. if you bought your iphone in the last 14 days bring the box and all that with you so you will get a new sealed iphone.

    say you have spoken with applecare and they told you to come.
     
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    Too funny UD; keep us posted on your adventures.....:cool::cool::cool:
     
  20. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    I got mine at launch day, then had it replaced once already for a broken connector.

    At this point, I'll just let it be. My Apple store is only 10 miles from my house, so I'll go when its on the front page of MR.
     
  21. kousuke18 macrumors regular

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    I was always wondering why it is only the iphone's auto focus mechanism that was supposedly causing the rattle. My other phones all had auto focus but none of them made any rattling noise which leaves me to believe that's how the iphone's camera was designed or it is defective...
     
  22. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Are you going to say "It's defective, SchneiderMan told me so!"? :D
     
  23. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    hahahah

    i have two apple stores 10 miles from my house, im in the middle :D:D
     
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    Have you switched yours out yet?
     

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