1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

General Moto X users: Does your phone do this?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by emd023, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. emd023

    emd023 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    6
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011

    Jun 1, 2011
    6
    0
    5
    when i set my phone down i can hear something inside of it making a rattling sound, like there is something loose inside. i then found that when i tap the camera lens on the back with my finger, i can hear the rattle. does anyone else have this problem? thanks
     

    Advertisement

  2. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    653
    Posts:
    8,765
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012

    Mar 9, 2012
    8,765
    3,729
    653
    Male
    Reno, Nevada
    Moved to the moto x forums so users with the same device can help you

    Cheers :beer:
     
  3. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Android Expert
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #27
    Points:
    1,043
    Posts:
    5,185
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    No, I have no rattle or sound of any sort. That doesn't seem at all right, maybe call Moto (or your carrier if you got it there) and see about getting a new one.
     
  4. emd023

    emd023 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    6
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011

    Jun 1, 2011
    6
    0
    5
    i went into US cellular and they told me that they all make that rattle sound. seems like bullshit to me.
     
  5. DarkJedi

    DarkJedi Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    323
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011

    Aug 19, 2011
    323
    98
    63
    No sounds coming from mine. My guess, a plastic tab broke when the casing was snapped together?
     
  6. macgiobuin

    macgiobuin Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    321
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011

    Jan 19, 2011
    321
    32
    63
    Police Lieutenant
    Chattanooga, TN
    Phones should NOT rattle inside unless they are pink and for 2 year olds....
     
    RyanB likes this.
  7. eagle7

    eagle7 Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    39
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2011

    Aug 14, 2011
    39
    4
    16
    I can hear what you are talking about. I have the black mesh back, what do you have?
     
  8. darkside06

    darkside06 Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    6
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2010

    Jul 17, 2010
    4
    2
    6
    Mine does this as well. So did my RAZR maxx and my wife's iPhone 4s. The rattle is in the camera.
     
  9. krouget

    krouget Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    456
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010

    Jan 13, 2010
    456
    121
    68
    The sound isn't audible if I just place the phone down or use it normally. In order to hear the sound by the camera lens, I have to shake the device and hold it to my ear, and it's pretty minimal. I wouldn't be surprised if it's normal when looking at the phone (dis)assembly, but it doesn't bother me since I have to actively try to hear it.

    Motorola Moto X Teardown - iFixit
     
  10. jaycbrf4

    jaycbrf4 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
     #740
    Points:
    18
    Posts:
    83
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2011

    Sep 21, 2011
    83
    13
    18
    Male
    No sound at all with my Moto X or my Wife's white Moto X... Both SILENT!
     
  11. chippy

    chippy Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    233
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009

    Dec 11, 2009
    233
    16
    38
    KS, USA
    Mine does it too, all my phones have had it, it's the camera.
     
  12. Funnyusername

    Funnyusername Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    53
    Posts:
    319
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2012

    Jul 10, 2012
    319
    50
    53
    Male
    I have never owned a phone with a "rattle" in it.
     
  13. potterdood

    potterdood Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    567
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010

    Apr 30, 2010
    567
    26
    68
    Male
    Verizon Wireless Tech Support
    Anderson, SC
    I"ve owned plenty of phones that a small rattling sound came from the camera lense, I just bought a Moto X and its in the mail, but I have a Galaxy Note 3, never dropped it and just shook it and heard the same noise from my lense, not saying it should or shouldn't, but I've never had a smart phone that I didn't notice the sound coming from it. I'd say don't worry about it.
     
  14. binaryhermit

    binaryhermit Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    107
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2011

    Jul 15, 2011
    107
    33
    43
    Male
    Mine does it too... I almost wonder if the buttons are rattling around a little bit... I'm not concerned.
     
  15. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #14
    Points:
    1,423
    Posts:
    19,409
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009

    Nov 30, 2009
    19,409
    8,172
    1,423
    Male
    18th Hole Of the Golf Course
    I'm not sure, but can it be a setting, that makes a sound, when you shake the phone it takes a picture ?? I just checked mine and no sound either.
     
  16. saptech

    saptech Android Expert
    Rank:
     #65
    Points:
    343
    Posts:
    3,757
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2011

    I just checked my Moto G and not hearing any sounds when I shake it.
     
  17. mikieh101

    mikieh101 Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    8
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2014

    Feb 11, 2014
    8
    0
    5
    Male
    Ass-planter in a Cubicle Farm
    Auburn, CA
    Mine doesn't rattle, but I was watching a YouTube review the other day and the reviewer said that on the backside near the bottom just above the carrier logo (VZW on mine) there is a soft spot that when you gently press it, it sounds like something sticky.
     
  18. Funnyusername

    Funnyusername Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    53
    Posts:
    319
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2012

    Jul 10, 2012
    319
    50
    53
    Male
    We all just fell for the "I bet I can make you shake your phone prank" didn't we.
     

Share This Page

Loading...