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My Hero's vibrations are TOO powerful and loud. Anyway to soften the vibration?

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  1. dvdqnoc

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    I swear, sometimes I feel like my phone's vibration is louder than its ringer. When I'm in class or something, I am afraid to leave it on vibrate because its vibrations are very loud. Same thing as in the library.

    Anyway to soften the vibration?
     

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    I was actually wondering the oposite...I can never feel it vibrating in my pocket....is there any way to adjust?
    Thanks in advance
     
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    Heh, trade phones? j/k.

    I've found that I've been disabling vibrate because I rarely notice it, it's not quite vibrat-ey enough for my tastes. I do agree that it's loud, however, more often than not I hear it rather than feel it.

    Unfortunately there aren't any controls for vibration intensity. Some apps let you change the vibrate 'mode', either long pulses, several short pulses, or a combination, but it always seems to vibrate at the same intensity, which won't help the noise issue.

    I'm kind of thinking the noise is being caused by the backplate bouncing, so maybe you can 'mod' it by adding in some kind of shock-absorbent material between the battery and the backplate, but it'd have to be pretty thin.
     
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    Yeah, I was definately referring to the vibration's noise level, not how it feels. I had my phone on a desk in the library yesterday and I got a text, and it scared a nearby girl... lol
     
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    Definitely not the backplate causing the noise, it's something internal. The.. for lack of a better word.. vibrator appears to be housed right between the menu and home buttons. Since that faceplate is kind of a big button cover, I think it's causing the noise where it's attached to the phone.

    Not much to be done about that without breaking the faceplate and/or voiding your warranty.
     
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    I don't notice that the vibration noise is any louder than my old SCP8400, but I do wish the vibration itself was much stronger.

    When the phone is in my pocket, I can't feel it at all and even with the ringer volume turned all the way up, most times I can't hear it either.

    I wonder if increasing the intensity can be done in software, allowing for an app or official update to address the issue.
     
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    I have the same issue. I have like no butt fat but apparently it's too much for the Hero. I never feel it! :eek:
     
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