Shake your iPhone, can you hear something inside?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vslo, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. vslo macrumors regular

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    Guys, I`m kinda worried. When I shake my phone, I kinda hear something rattling inside, like something is loose. My friend said it was the gyroscope, but I searched and found nothing.
    Can you guys hear something ?
     
  2. Btrthnezr3 macrumors 6502a

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    You're shaking it wrong. :cool:

    Nah--no noises in mine.
     
  3. kernkraft macrumors 68020

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    You should hear something inside, it's the magic of the mobile phone. Just don't put your finger above the corner.
     
  4. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    The autofocus camera will make rattling noises when you shake the phone. It's normal.
     
  5. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    Please tell me you don't have a bumper on it.
     
  6. vslo thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, I don't =D
     
  7. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    You probably didn't have anything loose inside your iPhone to begin with, but since you shook it, now you have something loose...

    kinda strange isn't it?
     
  8. detoxguy macrumors member

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    Enough already

    put the phone down, quit shaking it, go outside.

    does the phone work? Any real problems?

    It will be ok
     
  9. ohla313 macrumors 6502a

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    I have no rattling. But I had a previous iPHone 4 where when I dropped it, it made the rattling sound. Did you drop your phone?
     
  10. bullseyetech macrumors member

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    it could be loose volume buttons or power so just check if they're loose or not
     
  11. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    I hear whiteness trying to get out.
     
  12. MacJones macrumors 6502

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    I can hear a rattling noise when I shake mine. I think it's the power button on top.
     
  13. RobinHo0d macrumors member

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    No sound from my iPhone 4, sorry.

    I triple checked.
     
  14. foxnews1 macrumors 6502

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    my phone has this rattle noice and my coworker phone has it too. at first, i thought that it is the power button and then thought that it is due to my dropping it.

    don't just shake it. you just hold your phone with two fingers in the middle and tap on the end where the camera is with a finger. you will hear it.
     
  15. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    Quit worrying. There are several things it could be, none serious.

    o Slightly loose buttons

    o The little mass used to vibrate the phone

    o Camera bits 'n' pieces


    If the phone is working well, you have no problem. If it isn't, take it to the Apple Store and have it diagnosed. But I'm betting it's absolutely nothing to worry about.
     
  16. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    No...
     
  17. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    I just tried it with my 3G and I do hear a little rattling...sounds like a loose button of something. Certainly nothing to worry about.

    Most have said this...if nothing is actually wrong with the phone, quit obsessing over it and just use the phone.
     
  18. TerryJoyce macrumors member

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    I went to the Apple Store about the rattle I could hear. Turned out it was the camera assembly. Apparently this is normal and everything is fine said the Apple 'Genius'.

    It is still a bit disconcerting when it happens as you think there is something wrong.
     
  19. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    no that's OCD

    see normal people when you tell them it's normal stop worrying about it, and move on to more important things with their lives
     
  20. Captain Bozo macrumors newbie

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    Your advise is moronic.

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Following your logic, you should do nothing if your car tire is bouncing as long as you can still manage to drive.

    It could be a loose cable not taped down, with the amount of shaking that just walking causes, you could cause the cable to come free and impair the use of your phone.

    It's sensible (for most people) to address an issue before it becomes a problem.
     
  21. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    Mine makes a bit of a rattle. I know in previous iPhones this was the silent switch. Could still be true.
     
  22. goobot macrumors 603

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  23. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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  24. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    wow how freaking paranoid can you get

    do you take your car to a mechanic for every little rattle in your car ?

    you analogy blows

    everyone in this thread has already given the right answer, its the autofocus camera lens

    /lock this thread
     
  25. adityaw macrumors newbie

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    Mine does this too
     

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