What makes the iPhone vibrate?

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What makes the iPhone vibrate? I've recently dropped mine and it stopped vibrating. I've searched many places and can't find the answer.

Thanks

~Shoe
 

psylichon

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It's a mechanical device in the phone. Yours is obviously damaged. If there is no visible damage to the unit, I'd take it back to Apple for a replacement.
 
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It's a mechanical device in the phone. Yours is obviously damaged. If there is no visible damage to the unit, I'd take it back to Apple for a replacement.
Wow, thanks for the quick response. I found out where it is. A small motor right next to the headphone jack and switch.

I meant to say where is it?

Note: My iPhone is no longer covered by Apple. I can't help opening things up.

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Wow, good luck with that one. I can almost guarantee you it's not user-serviceable, though. Unless you're REALLY good with that sort of thing. And you run a high risk of effing something else up, ya know.

Just my advice. Live without vibrate.
 

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Mine as well. If you really need it, you'll have to get a new phone.

- John
 
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Did you drop yours?
I dropped mine. It is user serviceable however. You have to take the phone apart and replace the headphone jack, and buttons. (It's on one ribbon, I guess you can say.) I've already ordered my replacement part.

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Neat... can you take pictures of the process? One man's journey is noble, but a shared journey is divine.
 
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I absolutely will. It will be a couple of days. But, i'll send you a pm once I post them.

~Shoe