Something rattling around inside my iPhone4 ... what should I do about it?

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  1. OceanFrog, Sep 1, 2011
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    OceanFrog macrumors regular

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    I noticed a rattle in my iPhone4 today. It sounds like something small is loose inside the casing. /edit/ Its the power button. When I shake the iphone it rattles, but when I hold the power button and shate there is no rattle.

    I have the iPhone since launch last year, and I've confirmed its out of warranty.

    I was thinking of taking apart the phone to see what is rattling around inside. Is this;
    (a) a good idea, and
    (b) a difficult thing to do?

    Is there anything else I can do? Any ideas on how to fix this or whether or not Apple would repair/replace are greatly appreciated. Would taking the phone apart be a way to fix this? Its probably a small thing, but I know it'll drive me and my OCD crazyyyyyyy ......

    Thanks in advance for all answers/suggestions.
     
  2. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Stop shaking it. :)

    They all have some kind of rattle if you really want to shake it up next to your ear. It's a mechanical button. Put a Bumper on it. I can't really imagine it would bother anyone.....
     
  3. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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  4. OceanFrog thread starter macrumors regular

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    Maybe I should have said thanks in advance for any useful answers/suggestions :rolleyes:

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    The rattle only started today. Could there be something that is now broken?

    I already have a bumper ... Speck pixelskin HD ...
     
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    If it is really that bad I would just have Apple replace it. :cool:
     
  6. OceanFrog thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will they do that out of warranty? The phone is 14 months old.
     
  7. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Ah, no. :(

    The back does come off with just two screws. I'd take a look to make sure nothing is bouncing around. :)
     
  8. twitt3r macrumors 6502

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    Ummm, have you ever considered, you know, contacting Apple if you think it is defective? :rolleyes:
     
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  10. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    (a) No.
    (b) If you're asking this question, yes. I don't recommend it.

    Have you considered, you know, that's he said it's out of warranty? :rolleyes::D
     

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