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    I hear a rattling noise when shaking the phone lightly. Something in side sounds loose. Is anyone else experiencing this? It sounds like its coming from the camera??
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    I hear it too. My best guess is that it is the phone's vibrating mechanism?
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    Same here
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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's the vibrate motor. I can hear the rattle whenever I press one of the capacitive buttons too.

    Took mine back to the shop, they got out a new one, it had the same issue - in fact the rattle was even louder. So I kept my original one ;)
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    I heard it too. Place your finger firmly over the camera lens and then shake and see if you still hear it. When I did this it went away. I'm thinking its some movement going on in the rear camera area. At least on mine it is.
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    I've got a Nokia Lumia 810 and I'm hearing a rattle inside (seems its near the camera area)
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    It is the gyrometer. Shake it and it charges your battery.

    Just kidding!!
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    It will be the vibrate motor or the accelorometer nothing to worry about.
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    Okay good. As long as I'm not alone on this. Ha
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    I'm glad I'm not alone on this. I'm going to get a new one mailed to me and see if the rattle is any better. Is the vibration mechanism right behind the camera? I shook my wife's IPhone 4S and I heard a similar rattle I also heard it on my Trophy but both were significantly quieter.

    The worst part is the rattle when I set the phone down it just feels poorly made because of it.
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    It's the floating lense mechanism in the L920
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    Quote Originally Posted by zfarooq View Post
    It's the floating lense mechanism in the L920
    what, my Windows Phone 8X by HTC has the floating lens unique to the Nokia Lumia 920?
    Last edited by Chris Parsons; 11-20-2012 at 10:18 AM.
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    I thought it was a floating lens sound myself as well
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    Hey guys I know this is an old thread but my 8x just developed this problem after 2 and a half weeks. Does anyone if this is a more serious problem and should I send it back to HTC? Its been flawless otherwise so I freaked out after hearing it rattle for the first time.
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    It could be the the physical buttons like mine. If i keep the firmly pressed and shake the phone the noise isn't there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henry.gray View Post
    It could be the the physical buttons like mine. If i keep the firmly pressed and shake the phone the noise isn't there.
    yep same here, hold the buttons on the side of the phone then shake. no rattle on mine
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    it's the loose camera lens. had the same issue on touch hd and now on my 8x.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleby View Post
    it's the loose camera lens. had the same issue on touch hd and now on my 8x.
    That's what HTC told me when I emailed them. They said its the camera shutter and its nothing to worry about. I just don't remember hearing it when I first got the phone, maybe I wasn't paying attention who knows.
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    I'm having the same problem. But it is nothing to worry about. Some people said it is because of the camera (and I think that's it) some say it is the SIM card. Either way, you don't have to worry about it.
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    I have it to!

    Sounds like it coming from the camera area though. I only noticed mine due to the fact I tried to answer a call with my arm after falling asleep on it for a while. Picked the phone up, brought it up to my ear and it immaterially fell out of my hand, hit a small glass coffee table and then on to the carpet. I freaked out and picked it up (with my left...) and checked for any type of markings. Surprisingly there were none anywhere to be seen! I shook the phone and heard the rattle and proceeded to worry. Now im not sure but that rattle may have been there the entire time without me noticing. I've only had the phone 3 days... should I see if they would exchange it due to the rattle or am I going overboard?

    Does anyone not have this issue?
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    I believe it's the camera. It's been the case even with my old Galaxy S2 and Lumia 800. NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT PEOPLE!
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    Could it just simply be the hardware buttons you are hearing?
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    I was just worries as I head it even when I put the phone up to my ear to talk. It doesn't take vigorous shaking to hear it, just a light movement. That still considered normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Micah Dawson View Post
    Could it just simply be the hardware buttons you are hearing?
    Dont think so. I've attempted to hold them down and shake it to no avail. I have also pulled the SIM to see if that's what it was with no luck.

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