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    Default Phone keeps going into vibrate mode (software based)
    I have a 2G iPhone jailbroke running Firmware 2.1

    My phone periodically goes into "vibrate" mode at random times with no apparent cause... I've tried switching the toggle switch on the side back and forth to ensure that it's in audible mode, but has no effect... If i reboot the phone then it works properly again for a day or so, but always ends up back in vibrate mode at some point.

    It has NOTHING to do with the toggle switch on the side... Believe me, I've explored that as an explanation extensively, so don't even mention it...

    Anybody know what could be causing this?

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    Fine, then I won't tell you the slider in the switch can fail and lock the contacts inside it halfway open no matter how much the plastic moves. Impossible, I say.

    It has NOTHING to do with the toggle switch on the side... Believe me, I've explored that as an explanation extensively, so don't even mention it...
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    When i throw the switch back and forth the screen notification indicates that the phone is being toggled to audio/vibrate mode... the switch is functioning perfectly... the only thing that allows it to re-enter audio mode is a software reboot... So I repeat... this has nothing to do with the switch!

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    No, the phone indicates the contacts are moving just enough to tap the other side and make contact by the hair of it's chinny chin chin.
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    ok, then if it is indeed a hardware issue... then why does a software reset fix the problem every single time and allow the phone and switch to function perfectly for a couple days?

    If it truly was a hardware issue, then that would not fix anything...

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    You know nothing about digital systems.

    Inconsistent connections trigger a fault in the de-bouncing circuit that is built into all physical switches built into digital circuits. Routes the code back to the multivibrator circuit in the op-amp that controls the inputs on the chip.

    This is a computer, not a damn light switch. I'm wasting my time here..........

    It's a software issue, have fun.
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    It's the switch. You don't want to believe it as the solution is harder, but it's still the switch.

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    He should do a restore, it's a software issue. I think you have to do it like 6 times in a row though to fix it. Maybe it was ten.
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    ok ok... i get it... obviously i don't know enough about the inner-workings of the device...

    this happened to me like a month ago, and i uninstalled the "Volume Boost" program and everything was functioning fine since then... maybe it was just coincidental...

    Thanks for all the feedback (although the snide remarks and sarcasm aren't appreciated)

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    Quote Originally Posted by danw217 View Post
    Thanks for all the feedback (although the snide remarks and sarcasm aren't appreciated)
    Required actually. First rule of thumb when asking for help..... if you need help, you don't know the answer. So don't tell everyone what the answer is.


    Just as good advice though, this isn't the board of executives meetings it's the interweb. Gotta loosen up and take the ha-ha's. Nothing is that serious, I'm posting naked in a bean bag eating cheeto's.
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    ok... i just got a laugh out of that comment! :-)

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