My iphone 5 rattles

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Parkison, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Parkison macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2012
    #1
    Hello right when i got my perfect iphone 5 and put it in a otterbox the back of the phone rattles. If i shale the phone no sound is made but if i tap the bavk of the phone, near the camera a rattle sound is made! Any suggestions, i also own a pentolobe screw driver in case i need to take it apart thanks!
     
  2. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a

    JoshGlzBrk

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    #2
    Take it back.
     
  3. Drich290195 macrumors 6502

    Drich290195

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2011
    #3
    It's the 5 lenses on the camera you can hear they all do it perfectly normal
     
  4. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

    Nhwhazup

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    #4
    I have the rattle as well. Originally it drove me a little bonkers but after reading the threads I see it is pretty common. I didn't notice the rattle on my 4S and my husband said he didn't have any rattles on his 4, but when I tapped the back of his phone, the rattle was there also.

    I won't be taking mine back.
     
  5. needfx macrumors 68040

    needfx

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Location:
    macrumors apparently
  6. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

    MonkeySee....

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2010
    Location:
    UK
    #6
    Its the lens. Its 100% normal and has been since the 4S
     
  7. iHelios macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    #7
    The rattle is present on my 2009 3GS as well.
     
  8. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

    MonkeySee....

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2010
    Location:
    UK
    #8
    Ahh ok. never really heard it on my 3GS. Good to know though :)
     
  9. skuid87 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2012
    #9
    Best thing to do is to compare it with other iPhone 5's.

    Like the other members have already said, some minor rattle is normal. But I had the same issue and it was much more rattle than other iPhones. It sounded like there was something loose inside the phone.

    I took mine into an Apple Store and as soon as they realised it wasn't normal, they promptly replaced my phone for a new one.
     
  10. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012
    Location:
    New Jersey
  11. Donka macrumors 68020

    Donka

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Location:
    Scotland
    #11
    It's the only automated moving part in the whole device - the camera lens. If the camera focuses fine then you have no issues - a rattle is normal.
     
  12. iapplelove macrumors 68040

    iapplelove

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2011
    Location:
    East Coast USA
    #12
    op like others have said it is the lens. if you shake it and hear nothing but then slightly tap the apple logo you should hear a small rattle from the top corner,perfectly normal and normal to all iphones

    ----------

    the phone itself does not rattle. in fact if you shake the entire phone in your hand you will hear nothing.
     
  13. Serelus macrumors 6502a

    Serelus

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Location:
    Vm9pZA
    #13
    Listen closely with your ear near the camera lens, and shake it a little back and forth.

    Confirmed this my iPhone 4 has this aswell.
     
  14. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #14
    that rattle isn't noticeable, I literally have to listen for it.
     
  15. Serelus macrumors 6502a

    Serelus

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Location:
    Vm9pZA
    #15
    No one said it was a huge problem, others are keen to things like this. It seems like you and I are not.
     
  16. CC424 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
  17. aham23 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    #17
    just got my 5 and first thing i noticed was; the darn rattle. not the best first impression. my 4s was rock solid with no rattles at all. im taking mine back. later.
     

Share This Page