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Old November 24th, 2012, 10:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Earpiece rattle

So i just noticed I hear a little rattle in my earpiece like something has broken off or is not secure. When I tap on it I hear it everytime. Ive read reports of buzzy speakers but I just figured the volume was up too high(this speaker gets loud!). This could be a culprit.

Anyone else have this?

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Old November 24th, 2012, 10:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I do have a rattle, but I've only noticed when I've shaken the phone.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 10:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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So i just noticed I hear a little rattle in my earpiece like something has broken off or is not secure. When I tap on it I hear it everytime. Ive read reports of buzzy speakers but I just figured the volume was up too high(this speaker gets loud!). This could be a culprit.

Anyone else have this?
That rattle you hear is pretty common on most smart phones! Most likely something to do with the camera. I wouldn't worry about it!
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Old November 24th, 2012, 10:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That rattle you hear is pretty common on most smart phones! Most likely something to do with the camera. I wouldn't worry about it!
I've never heard this before from 8 of my previous smart phones.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 04:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've never heard this before from 8 of my previous smart phones.
My iPhone 5 has a slight rattle, my GS3 has a slight rattle, and the Nexus 4 I just sold had a slight rattle. It's usually the mechanics of the camera and lens that the noise comes from. Now if your saying its a loud rattle, we'll that's a whole other story and I can't help ya man.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 04:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yup, it's the camera and my Nexus 1 has the same rattle. It's actually kind of nostalgic and comforting.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 04:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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LOL ok, I gotta go tap all my old phones and make sure Im not crazy.
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My iPhone 5 has a slight rattle, my GS3 has a slight rattle, and the Nexus 4 I just sold had a slight rattle. It's usually the mechanics of the camera and lens that the noise comes from. Now if your saying its a loud rattle, we'll that's a whole other story and I can't help ya man.
Wait you had a nexus 4 and sold it already?
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Wait you had a nexus 4 and sold it already?
Yes sir, gone as off Friday! It was a Beautiful 3 Day Honeymoon...lol
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Yes sir, gone as off Friday! It was a Beautiful 3 Day Honeymoon...lol
Geez man why? I remember how psyched you were to get it. Now you done gone and sold it?
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Old November 25th, 2012, 11:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Geez man why? I remember how psyched you were to get it. Now you done gone and sold it?
IIRC he made north of 2 hundy on the deal. Didn't buy it to sell it I don't think but someone made him an offer he couldn't refuse. I would have been tempted myself.
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Geez man why? I remember how psyched you were to get it. Now you done gone and sold it?
It really came down to 3 things...

1- After the Google debogle I just started to really think, jeez if these guys can't handle the release of a phone, imagine what happens if I need support for this thing. Lol, they basically had the phone off the hook the hole day of the release, I'm one of those people that thinks customer service is just imesly important, and if support or a replacement is needed I just see a lot of headaches on the horizon.

2- Lack of LTE, simple as that! I live and travel all around NYC, and with LTE being so lit up here, I just can't see not taking advantage of it and taking a step back with HSPA+.

3- Got a really great price for it!
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Just had another Nexus4 next to mine and also rattles. I tested my Gnex, Skyrocket, Atrix and N1 all on my desk and none of them rattle.
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My Nexus 4 has the rattle. So does my 4S, but it is VERY faint on my 4S.
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I've got a bit of a rattle. Interestingly, it's about the same as my iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, Galaxy S III, and most of the smartphones that preceded my current crop. I would not worry about it at all.

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The OP is right. It's a factory defect that needs to be fixed. There was a link that Android Police or someone posted where multiple people were having the problem.
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So I've just checked and I don't have a rattle...

BUT the earpiece does appear to have a continuous ticking sound in it - as someone said like it's not cutting out properly. It's very feint but definitely there.

It wouldn't annoy me unless I find out it's killing the battery - which isn't spectacular although it is OK.
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I did shake my phone and could hear a very faint sound like something is moving, but it's negligible. Everything sounds fine when I talk on the phone, though that's rare.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 06:30 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I did shake my phone and could hear a very faint sound like something is moving, but it's negligible. Everything sounds fine when I talk on the phone, though that's rare.
To me it's like the old joke about the doctor and the patient. Patient, "Doctor, it hurts when I bend my arm". Doctor, "Don't bend your arm"

If you don't like the noise your phone makes when you shake it...don't shake it!
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yeah I immediately stopped shaking it lol
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