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    Default Any other Nexus owners hear a rattle?

    Whenever I put it down I hear a rattling noise. Should I be worried? Ask Google for a replacement?

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    Default Re: Any other Nexus owners hear a rattle?

    It is the cameras auto focus and is normal.
    Nexus 4 rattle & autofocus issues
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    Thank you kind sir.

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    Default Re: Any other Nexus owners hear a rattle?

    Or madam.

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    Default Re: Any other Nexus owners hear a rattle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNDChief View Post
    Whenever I put it down I hear a rattling noise. Should I be worried? Ask Google for a replacement?

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    People have gotten replacements for it in the past. It is a known defect.

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    Default Re: Any other Nexus owners hear a rattle?

    How long would it take and would I have to wait for them to get my device until they send the replacement.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNDChief View Post
    How long would it take and would I have to wait for them to get my device until they send the replacement.?

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    Probably just five work days or something, they will just ship a Nexus 4 to you when you request it and when you recieve it, you put your broken Nexus 4 and send it in for repair and no cost to you. (the repaired Nexus 4 won't be given to you, it'll be shipped to another customer)
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    Default Re: Any other Nexus owners hear a rattle?

    I have it but I ignore it. The phone works just fine for me.
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    Default Re: Any other Nexus owners hear a rattle?

    Haha I would like to know if those who got replacements noticed the same rattle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNDChief View Post
    How long would it take and would I have to wait for them to get my device until they send the replacement.?
    Don't bother. They all have it. It's normal.
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    Default Re: Any other Nexus owners hear a rattle?

    Hi guys,

    It is not the autofocus for the camera. It is the micro SIM card ejector. I have 2 Nexus 4's and had one taken apart and that is what is causing the rattling sound. It does not affect the phone what-so-ever but, it is annoying and some Nexus 4's are worse than others. My second phone rattles louder than the first. If you want to check, remove the micro SIM card, insert a piece of thin folder paper in the SIM card slot and push it up about an inch toward the top of the phone. The rattling will stop. It is absolutely not the auto focus.
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    My second phone rattles louder than the first.
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    Default Re: Any other Nexus owners hear a rattle?

    It's the mechanism that allows your phone to vibrate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Stef View Post
    Hi guys,

    It is not the autofocus for the camera. It is the micro SIM card ejector. I have 2 Nexus 4's and had one taken apart and that is what is causing the rattling sound. It does not affect the phone what-so-ever but, it is annoying and some Nexus 4's are worse than others. My second phone rattles louder than the first. If you want to check, remove the micro SIM card, insert a piece of thin folder paper in the SIM card slot and push it up about an inch toward the top of the phone. The rattling will stop. It is absolutely not the auto focus.
    Can someone else confirm putting paper in your phone stops the rattle?
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    Default Re: Any other Nexus owners hear a rattle?

    Quote Originally Posted by yochino View Post
    It's the mechanism that allows your phone to vibrate.
    Nope...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FYourProblems View Post
    Can someone else confirm putting paper in your phone stops the rattle?
    A bit late, but my phone has this rattle as well, and it's not the sim slot. Putting paper behind the back cover does not stop the rattle, I have to press it pretty firmly with my thumb in order to dampen the sound at all. It wasn't that noticeable before, but after dropping my phone a few times, it's gotten worse, even in an Otterbox.

    It's also not really a rattle like something broke off and is rattling around, it's more like a spring vibrating after being tapped, although it only lasts half a second.

    I find it really annoying, but I use my phone to record while I drive using a windshield mount. The slightest vibrations in the road cause the rattle, and it's pretty loud when you play the videos back. My Atrix didn't have this problem.
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    Default Re: Any other Nexus owners hear a rattle?

    My old blackberry 9700 had the same rattle. It's either the auto focus or the vibrating mechanism. It was my second unit as the first had a keyboard issue and that one did not have a rattle. My nexus4 has a slight rattle when it set it down but it's not really an issue.

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    Default Re: Any other Nexus owners hear a rattle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Couter View Post
    A bit late, but my phone has this rattle as well, and it's not the sim slot. Putting paper behind the back cover does not stop the rattle, I have to press it pretty firmly with my thumb in order to dampen the sound at all. It wasn't that noticeable before, but after dropping my phone a few times, it's gotten worse, even in an Otterbox.

    It's also not really a rattle like something broke off and is rattling around, it's more like a spring vibrating after being tapped, although it only lasts half a second.

    I find it really annoying, but I use my phone to record while I drive using a windshield mount. The slightest vibrations in the road cause the rattle, and it's pretty loud when you play the videos back. My Atrix didn't have this problem.
    Send that ish back.
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    Default Re: Any other Nexus owners hear a rattle?

    I would send it back if mine had the rattle, luckily mine does not.

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