Rattling 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MrScripter, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. MrScripter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    My new 3GS has a rattle to it and I'm just wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same thing.

    I know for a fact it's NOT the volume rocker, silent toggle switch, sleep/wake button, sim card.

    It is coming from the camera area. Is this a normal thing, or should I possibly look into replacing my phone?
  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Why would a phone rattling be normal? ;) You should go here and schedule an appointment to have it checked out. Hopefully they will replace it.
  3. nws0291 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2006
    Same rattle on my iPhone. This is my first one so I assumed it was normal since everything is working 100%. It's only coming from the camera.
  4. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
    It's probably the autofocus lens. Nothing to worry about.
  5. nws0291 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2006
    Yeah that's what I figured. I love the phone so far.
  6. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    Mine rattles a little bit also.

    My first gen has a rattle like that, but it's higher pitched, and softer.
  7. w00tme macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2007
    i also have a little rattle near the top of the phone.
  8. Auzburner macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2008
    Syracuse, NY - USA
    I too just noticed the rattle after reading the thread. It's at the top, and I'm thinking it has to do with the camera as well. No worries unless your iPhone 3GS has a loud rattle. I can barely hear it with mine, and I have to shake it pretty hard to hear anything.
  9. fleshman03 macrumors 68000


    May 27, 2008
    Sioux City, IA
    Check to see if your silent switch rattles or is loose when it's pushed down. I'm getting some rattling in mine...
  10. w00tme macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2007
    my silent switch has no play, so it's definitely something on the inside.
  11. surfer99 macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2006
    Got a little rattle as well from the top area of my phone.
  12. MrScripter thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    Thanks for the responses!

    Yeah I figured it had something to do with the auto-focus. Something needs to be moving for that to happen = )

    Glad to know I'm not the only one...
  13. Pro-Test macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2007
    3G Rattles

    yeah, have the rattles too. Thought it could be sim tray, removed, still rattled. Next guess was the camera. will keep an ear on it.
  14. w00tme macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2007
    video/sound clip

    sorry about my crappy webcam. the video is pretty much worthless, but the audio should suffice.

    it may seem like i'm pounding on my phone due to the close proximity of the camera, but i'm only giving it light taps.


    I tried it without the sim and sim tray, pressing down on the sleep/wake button, silent switch, and volume rocker, so it is def. something internal.

    the earliest genius bar appt. i could get is on thursday at 4! eeeee!
  15. w00tme macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2007
    gah! i hear the rattle everytime i place the iphone on my desk! :mad:

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