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Rattling when it Vibrates.

When I'm receiving a call or text I usually have the Vibrate on and today it rattles when it vibrates. How do I fix this?? This just started happening this morning. I was thinking I'd take it into the Sprint store but I figured I'd look online first.

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Dec. 13, 2012 at 09:31

Something's misalligned/loose. It's not gonna fix itself, though some people claim a soft tap solved similar problems - at least for some weeks.
I'm not familiar with the S2's vibrator mechanism.
If I were relying on vibrate, I'd have it checked out.

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 13, 2012 at 09:31

Something's misalligned/loose. It's not gonna fix itself, though some people claim a soft tap solved similar problems - at least for some weeks.
I'm not familiar with the S2's vibrator mechanism.
If I were relying on vibrate, I'd have it checked out.

mrew42  Dec. 13, 2012 at 11:06

The vibrate mechanism (see how I avoided using the word vibrator there. Oops) Is one of the few mechanical components in modern phones, and like power buttons, volume rockers, charge points/usb sockets and headphone jacks, they are prone to ... well... mechanical issues. in the case of the vibrate mechanism (see, did it again) it can in certain handsets cause itself or something nearby to work it's way loose. It's probably nothing to worry about too much, I mean it's not like your washing machine walking across the floor on a full load spin @ 1700 rpm, but if it concerns you then the only way at it is to take it apart and send yourself a few texts to isolate what is actually rattling. If your feeling brave and not worried about warranty (it's expired or you just don't care) then have a look here http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Samsung+Galaxy+S+II+Teardown/5861/1
Otherwise (if it's not still in warranty) it will cost you.

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