Weak vibrator...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by wayland1985, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. wayland1985 macrumors 6502

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    My iPhone 3gs has been acting strange today. Vibrate doesn't seem to have the same intensity it did yesterday. I compared it to my fiance's iPhone 3gs, which has a much stronger vibration. My battery is at 50%, but when I receive calls, I can't even feel it in my pocket, and on a table it barely even makes a sound.

    It DOES vibrate some, but not to the same intensity. Do the vibrate motors die on these??? I did restart it twice, but maybe a restore would fix it???
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I can't say I've ever had an issue with the vibrator being weak. A charged battery always helps. I'd be surprised if the motor runs out.


    Perhaps make an appointment with Apple to find out.
     
  3. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    This thread is about something waaaaaay different than I originally thought.....
     
  4. wayland1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha... I wasn't sure if there was a more politically correct way to put it....


    But seriously, my phone's VIBRATE function doesn't seem to have any power behind it...

    It worked yesterday, and now suddenly it just seems weak...
     
  5. thatguysmells macrumors regular

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    That is really weird. Could it have to do with a new app you installed? :confused:
     
  6. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    I forgot there was a vibrate hah, I just always turn the vibrate toggle to off. Just never a person that like my phone vibrating.
    Have you always had it on? Maybe you're phones all "vibrated out" or something.
     
  7. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Perhaps a visit to the Genius Bar is warranted if an Apple Store is close by.

    Yeah...
     
  8. greygray macrumors 68000

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    This thread title FTW! :D

    It's best for trapping people who actually don't read threads, just see the titles and post.
     
  9. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    Second the vote for the Genius Bar, particularly since it was working fine one day and then suddenly wasn't the next. I know others have complained about weak vibrators in the past :cool:, but mine is much stronger than it has been on any other phone I've ever owned. Seriously, the first time it went off while I was on a call, I thought I was being electrocuted or something. It startled the hell out of me.
     
  10. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    A stand alone vibrator is much more useful and lasts longer.
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Ain't that the truth! There's no need for multitasking there.
     
  12. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Despite the more vigorous work, the battery life is much better too!
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Is it really considered vigorous with such a wonderful reward?
     
  14. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    OP, perhaps change your thread title to reduce the amount of off-topic posts (maybe iPhone Vibrate Problem)?
     
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  16. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Or get a sense of humor?
     
  17. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I think you know I have a sense of humor.
     

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