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Reisdennis62

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Hey everyone I recently got an iPhone 4 and I havnt dropped nor damaged it but when I shake it I can here something moving in it. It sounds as if there's a very small ball in it moving around. I shook my sisters iPhone 4 and didn't here anything so I'm thinking there might be something wrong with it.

has anyone heard of this problem?
Thanks!
 

Europa

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My lock/power button rattles. I noticed it shortly after I got the phone last June. It doesn't cause any problems so I don't worry about. There are moving parts in iPhones. Unless you're experiencing problems with the phone, exchanging it isn't necessary.
 

Reisdennis62

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Yup it was the power button. I guess I didn't notice where it was coming from since I've had a case on it since it left the AT&T store lol but that's weird because my 3GS was fine
 

acosmichippo

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pretty sure the camera lens also rattles a bit. The way I understood it, that is normal. Happened to my 3GS and now on my iPhone 4. Vibrate switch is quiet.
 

EverythingApple

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Hey everyone I recently got an iPhone 4 and I havnt dropped nor damaged it but when I shake it I can here something moving in it. It sounds as if there's a very small ball in it moving around. I shook my sisters iPhone 4 and didn't here anything so I'm thinking there might be something wrong with it.

has anyone heard of this problem?
Thanks!
I had the same problem, see: Rattling Sound in iPhone 4
I realized it was the sleep/off button on the top. Did you try holding that button and shaking the iPhone to see if the sound still exists.
 
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That rucking sucks! Take it back and get one that doesn't make any noise. After all, you paid enough money for it.


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That rucking sucks! Take it back and get one that doesn't make any noise. After all, you paid enough money for it.


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Apple doesn't owe me anymore "free stuff" I have got my monies worth out of them so I don't feel so bad about my rattling iPhone. I wasn't to worried about it until I started reading this thread :(
 
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Apple doesn't owe me anymore "free stuff" I have got my monies worth out of them so I don't feel so bad about my rattling iPhone. I wasn't to worried about it until I started reading this thread :(
I never said Apple owes you or anyone else free stuff. However, the OP paid enough money for the iPhone and should not have to accept a flawed product that is making noise when it is so new...... If it were me, you can sure as hell bet that I would have returned it on the first day that I noticed it! And that goes for anything that I buy, not just Apple products.....
 

Reisdennis62

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I guess I'll just keep it. It's not doing damage to the phone as far as I know. And I don't feel like taking it in and waiting another 45 minutes just to get another one lol and I don't want to lose my jailbreak on 4.2.1
 

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I guess I'll just keep it. It's not doing damage to the phone as far as I know. And I don't feel like taking it in and waiting another 45 minutes just to get another one lol and I don't want to lose my jailbreak on 4.2.1
Is that a siberian husky in your little avatar thingy? Those are my favorite dogs and that other little guy is cool too.
 

Europa

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I never said Apple owes you or anyone else free stuff. However, the OP paid enough money for the iPhone and should not have to accept a flawed product that is making noise when it is so new...... If it were me, you can sure as hell bet that I would have returned it on the first day that I noticed it! And that goes for anything that I buy, not just Apple products.....
I don't consider it flawed. The lock switch has a little play, so a slight rattle when shaking it isn't a problem.