Loose 4s back plate.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Eallan, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Eallan macrumors 6502

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    I just noticed today that I can move the top of my back plate just a tiny bit in each direction (left and right). Is this normal? Does everyone's phone do this?
     
  2. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    The back plate should not move under any circumstances. Have Apple take care of it.
     
  3. Eallan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is such a tiny movement. I didn't notice it on my iPhone 4, but it honestly could have been the same way. If you grab the sides up top by the camera it moves like 1/2mm in either direction.
     
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  5. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    if its that bothersome, take it to apple and see if they can replace it for you.
     
  6. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Took off my case and checked, my 4S has no movement.

    If it did, I'd be heading to Apple.
     
  7. Eallan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not terribly bothersome, just curious if it's normal.
     
  8. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Parts of the phone being loose are not normal....except when it came to the silly Palm Pre a few years ago.
     
  9. Eallan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks mate.
     
  10. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    How could it be bothersome:confused:
     
  11. Eallan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How could a loose back plate be bothersome?

    Things that aren't solid generally feel cheap and can be distracting. Apple prides themselves on build quality (so they say) and excellent materials, whats the point if they don't fit together right?
     
  12. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Welcome!
     
  13. Rami98 macrumors member

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    Yep I noticed this On my black 64gb Verizon 4s. Never noticed before. But it does move a bit near the top of the back. I've had an incipio cases on it the whole time and a zagg for the back and front. It's a bit annoying but I can love with it and I'm very OCD about my stuff but you can only notice it if you flip it over. I'm on vacation now so I might have my apple store check it when I get back
     
  14. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    The back isn't designed to come off (well it IS, but not by the end user), so there should be no give to it whatsoever. I +1 the "take it back" sentiment.
     
  15. Mars478 macrumors 6502a

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    Just tighten the bottom screws with a 5-point screwdriver.

    Mine comes off completely because I haven't put screws in :p
     
  16. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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  17. djon41 macrumors regular

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    This happened to me with my iPhone 4. Took it in to the Apple store and they just tightened the screws on the bottom...if you've got the proper screwdriver you can probably do it yourself.
     

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