Something moving inside New iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Oxxy, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Oxxy macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2008
    First of all, I waiting on friday morning and love my iPhone 3G. Today I noticed that if I shake the phone I can hear something moving inside it. I know that this is such a small thing but it bothers me so I thought i'd go ahead and ask.
    The noise doesn't happen when i slowly move the phone or rock it back and forth, but only when I give it a decent shake. And only when I move the phone vertically, not side to side.
    It sounds like something very small and light, definitely not the battery. I'm pretty much a noob, the only thing i can think of is maybe the accelerometer, but I didn't think that it would have enough play in it to make a noise, and my first gen I phone definitely didn't do it.
    Should I bother going to my local apple store or is this something I shouldn't worry about?
  2. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    You should probably get that looked into, it's definitely not normal. Something probably got stuck in your phone during the manufacturing process. I wouldn't want to know what it is if I were you, though :p. Just take it back for a quick exchange.
  3. Oxxy thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2008
    I think I will take it to the store. Doing a backup now. Does backing up the phone store everything on the phone? Will I be able to exchange for a new phone, restore it from the backup and never be able to tell that I made the exchange?
    The only annoying thing is that its a waste of a screen protector, it says that there reusable but the second you take it off dust sticks to it like a vacuum and never comes off.
  4. higgalls macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2008
    Bugger - that sucks. Certainly isn't normal. Mine doesn't rattle. Do you have kids? A new rattle for them? Just joking.
    Yeah the backup should backup EVERYTHING *fingers crossed*.

    Hopefully they will be able to replace it on the spot if they have stock.

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