My VZW iPhone Rattles

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  1. Macvy Ricky macrumors member

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    I just noticed some rattling noise coming from my iphone. When I shake it sideways I hear this faint rattle coming from the phone. There are two ways you could shake it - one with screen going side to side or back and forth. It only makes the noise when going side to side.


    Anyone else?

    Here you go I found a test.

    Start recording a video - shake the camera while recording. Then play it back.


    SOmething like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jRHThfm7NA
     
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  3. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    It's the sleep/wake button, mine does it too.
     
  4. trizzil macrumors regular

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  5. Macvy Ricky thread starter macrumors member

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    Two responses. Two reasons. Do your video recordings do the same?
     
  6. Macvy Ricky thread starter macrumors member

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    Did you shake it sideways?
     
  7. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    It's easy to verify, put your finger lightly on the sleep/wake button and shake the phone, did the noise go away? It's well known, Apple will apparently replace it if you want, but it doesn't affect the operation of the phone at all.
     
  8. Macvy Ricky thread starter macrumors member

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    It only shakes sideways. It's not the power button. It's something near the camera.
     
  9. Dandrews524 macrumors 6502

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    same here, ive shaken it every way possible
     
  10. Macvy Ricky thread starter macrumors member

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    Sigh I guess mine is the only one rattling near the damn camera.
     
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    Nah, mine does it too, but it's the silent/ring switch... I've had it for about week and hasn't affected its use/performance.
     
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  13. karleaglemac, Feb 7, 2011
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    My first one did this exact same thing. I took it back to the AT&T store and got a new one. Within 5 minutes of using it, THAT one started to rattle too. Some people say it has to do with the zoom in the camera, but it doesn't affect the performance at all.

    I've been using mine for four-five months or so and haven't noticed any affects to its performance. In other words, I don't really think it's broken or anything.

    There a lot of threads about this. Here is one that might provide you with more info: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=973870
     
  14. trizzil macrumors regular

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    yup did ti pretty hard..

    just shook it again.. don't hear a thing..
     
  15. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    The rattle is a common occurrence on the iPhone 4. This usually is the camera autofocus &/or the vibrate motor. Both have moving parts. The rattle doesn't mean anything is broken or wrong.

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  17. NWI73 macrumors 6502a

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    It's normal. It's something with the camera like they mentioned above. I believe it's also the gyro.
     
  18. Macvy Ricky thread starter macrumors member

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    I have a call with apple scheduled today.

    No other Verizon user has a similar problem.
     
  19. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That is silly. Yes they do but it's faint. It's the gyro as previously reported and it is not carrier-specific.
     
  20. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Yes, the phone will rattle. Your carrier has nothing to do with the physical phone and a rattle. A simple google or bing search would reveal to you many of the same questions and....your answer.

    I'm a firm believer that the rattle is due to the autofocus of the camera, being that is has moving parts that are not energized 100% of the time.
     
  21. Macvy Ricky thread starter macrumors member

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    Then how come some people claim not to hear it?
     
  22. The DRis macrumors 6502

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    My sister in law broke her 3Gs screen a year ago. When I took it apart to replace the screen a screw fell out.

    She said she always wondered why it rattled.
     
  23. kicko macrumors 65816

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    WTF are you shaking it for? the buttons etc will rattle if you shake them. If the phone works fine then just use it, if there is something wrong Apple will take care of you.

    Do babies rattle? should we start shaking them too?

    you guys are p-noid!


    shake the phone sideways like your opening a door knob.. you should hear the rattle...if you pretend its a shake wight then no you will not hear it
     
  24. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    I've never heard a rattle. Just lucky I guess. It's definitely not the gyro. The gyro is solid state. No moving parts. :D

    Could be a button or switch. Seems pretty common.
     

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