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Apple iPhone 4 - Handset rattle?

4: Newbie
anybody else discovered an annoying rattle with their phone? If i tap mine at the back near the top, i get a slight rattle. I think it's the volume buttons but surely this isn't normal? I have 24hrs to decide whether or not to swap it for an HTC desire


actually... i reckon it is nearer the camera!!
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4: Newbie
Mine doesn't rattle :mellow: Swap it for another iPhone 4, not an HTC Desire. :lol:
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3: Seeker
Probably just the vibration motor. I think they all do it.
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8: Helper
Mines has a rattle when tapped too, sounds around the camera too.

I thought maybe it was the sleep/awake button but it doesnt appear to be
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12: Established

anybody else discovered an annoying rattle with their phone? If i tap mine at the back near the top, i get a slight rattle. I think it's the volume buttons but surely this isn't normal? I have 24hrs to decide whether or not to swap it for an HTC desire


actually... i reckon it is nearer the camera!!


Hi,

I took mine to an Apple store for a rattle, they told me it's perfectly normal.
It's the sensor that allows you to "Shake to reload" or "Shake to undo typing" in a message.

Obviously if it sounds like a bag of nails it's probably not normal.... Lol

Part time Vodafone customer, Full time Blackberry & Apple beta tester and iOs Dev....
Proud iPhone 4S, 5 and iPad 3 owner Smiley Very Happy Follow Me On Twitter: MaxdMerc
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8: Helper

Hi,

I took mine to an Apple store for a rattle, they told me it's perfectly normal.
It's the sensor that allows you to "Shake to reload" or "Shake to undo typing" in a message.

Obviously if it sounds like a bag of nails it's probably not normal.... Lol


Now thats a get out clause if ever you heard one cause the 3GS doesnt suffer from this rattle and you can shake to reload or whatever.

Maybe its the Gyroscope? but i wouldnt imagine it would rattle about !!!
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12: Established

Now thats a get out clause if ever you heard one cause the 3GS doesnt suffer from this rattle and you can shake to reload or whatever.

Maybe its the Gyroscope? but i wouldnt imagine it would rattle about !!!


Could possibly be that, although i thought that was mainly electrical sensors.

To be honest we all have a years warranty with the phone so worst way's you'll get a replacement "Same Day" from the Apple Store.

Part time Vodafone customer, Full time Blackberry & Apple beta tester and iOs Dev....
Proud iPhone 4S, 5 and iPad 3 owner Smiley Very Happy Follow Me On Twitter: MaxdMerc
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4: Newbie
Mine rattles near the camera too. People are saying its the Auto Focus in the camera. Apparently the 3GS did it too.
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The phone is amazing!!.....

Mine just started rattling today (only got it on Friday), I was worried at first but after reading about it online it seems a few people are having the same thing. Mine is 100% the sleep/wake button, when I put my finger lightly on the button it stops the rattle all together, I've e-mailed Vodafone to see what to do about it and I'm waiting for their reply.
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4: Newbie
I've just been shaking mine and I don't hear anything.....
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8: Helper
tap it near the camera - shaking mine doesnt cause a rattle either
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Moderator (Retired)
Hi guys,

Thank you all for posting, I've just been testing this with a colleague's iPhone 4 and have noticed a very slight rattling. I have been assured that this is perfectly normal and won't affect the functionality of your phone in any way.

George
eForum Team

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