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Anyone notice a Rattle coming from the top of the phone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sean76, May 22, 2011.

  1. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Pretty much sounds like either the inside of the speaker grill, or maybe the mechanism from the inside of the camera? Wherever its coming from, it's annoying and shouldn't exist on a phone that costs $299 out of the gate on contract...

    Any one else got this going on?

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  2. JEcht

    JEcht Member

    Its the built in baby rattle.:p

    Yeah that sucks its coming apart from the inside out
  3. just2389

    just2389 Newbie

    Same here. It sounds like some plastic is loose in the camera housing
  4. I wonder if it's part of the orientation sensor? Same thing happens with my Logitech Harmony remote?

    I can barely hear something move around, so it doesn't bother me too much.
  5. treb1797

    treb1797 Extreme Android User

    If you really shake it yes, but not with just normal use
  6. roselindo

    roselindo Lurker

    Same, I really have to shake it to hear the sound
  7. Outsider(Avid HustlaZ)

    Outsider(Avid HustlaZ) Well-Known Member

    Thats weird...mine hasnt made any sound at all
  8. zachd

    zachd Member

    I have a strange sound when I drag down the notification bar. Almost sounds like a hollow sound.
  9. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    The rattle is there...I checked 3 different ones at vzw today...it must be something from the camera mechanism..
  10. kcs7272

    kcs7272 Android Expert

    Maybe it is like my Fascinate that I keep for a back up when I switch or sell my phones to get the latest toy.
    The volume rocker rattles like a mother!
  11. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Lol...that rocker on the Fascinate was insane....I tried out like 15 of em before walking out of best buy with one. Must be a Samsung thing..
  12. kcs7272

    kcs7272 Android Expert

    Never had it on my original Nexus S though. I wish VZW would just get the Nexus S it was a GREAT device!
    Anyway I am thinking of the Charge or the LG Revolution. Is the Charge good?
    I mean, call quality and signal. I know my Fascinate suffers a little from the "Death Grip"

    Give me the low down, LOL
  13. moshock

    moshock Newbie

    Yep - mine has it. Good thing I never shake my phone... lol...
  14. potterdood

    potterdood Android Enthusiast

    mine has it too, but I also noticed it on my Incredible and it's def in the camera somewhere.
  15. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Charge is pretty good on the call quality end ...there are many pros and cons...peep my review..its pretty honest..
  16. ryuz

    ryuz Lurker

    I have this same issue, i actually took the sucker right apart just now and it doesnt seem to happen when the inside case is off (mobo exposed).

    i did discover that the camera is nearly freely loose as well as the headset jack, along with the speaker cover being slightly wiggly too..............

    its a new undamaged phone.

    i gave the camera a tiny dab of glue just along where it meets the plastic housing separate from it, didnt touch the headset nor speaker because the sound emanates from exactly where the camera is. it seemed tight before i screwed it all back together... still rattling :(

    i THINK its actually the 2 mobo chips colliding? it only happens when i tap the phone perpendicular to the screen, tapping the side makes no noise...

    side note: i may have deleted my camera firmware somehow this morning... it still takes pics but if i am in an incandescent lit room, any solid colors (walls) turn up terribly grainy... outdoors it takes razor sharp images of grass? any ideas?
  17. fortesquieu

    fortesquieu Android Expert

    I do think it's normal to have rattling sound near the camera. My other HTC phone was like that too.
  18. carmendiva

    carmendiva Android Expert

    Sean, i think that is just a few of you guys' phone :)
    I never really heard rattling from my phone<3
  19. smguy101

    smguy101 Member

    I had to violently shake my phone to even hear any resemblance of a rattle, so it really doesn't bother me
  20. carmendiva

    carmendiva Android Expert

    lol i vigorously shook it and i still didn't notice it :)
  21. scott n

    scott n Well-Known Member

    Count me in the mine has it club. lol
  22. GrammieDroid

    GrammieDroid Member

    No noise heard here and I'm not gonna violently shake it to see.
  23. -javier-

    -javier- Newbie

    i have it too
  24. Bozz5384

    Bozz5384 Well-Known Member

    Only thing that rattles is my HEAD.... :D
  25. dwang529

    dwang529 Lurker

    Mine makes the shaking noise too. so I was thinking of taking it apart, but I can't figure out how to pry it open without breaking it.

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