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    Exclamation iPhone 4 won't stop vibrating!!!
    I received my iPhone 4 yesterday and my plan was to use up the battery and then charge it all the way. Well about 20 minutes ago the battery died. I put it to charge and then took it off the charger like 10 minutes later. It had enough battery to receive a text message and a phone call.

    In the middle of the phone call vibrating, the screen completely shut off. But the vibrating won't stop!!! It's been 20 minutes now and it won't stop!!! I have tried a hard reset, flipping vibration switch! everything all sorts of button combos. Tried plugging it in to a wall charge, to itunes, to a dock, nothing stops it. It won't stop vibrating and won't turn on!!!

    ....HELP!?!?!?!

    Possible defect?!?!?!

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    id take it back right away for a replacement,

    but if u want try restoring it

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    iTunes won't recognize it! Won't detect that it is plugged into computer or anything. But when I call it, it has a tone it doesn't go straight into voicemail, but it does not physically ring.

    I found another situation just like mine. I am on phone with Apple now, may have to get it replaced!

    iphone4: screen shut off, phone wont stop vibrating - Mac Forums

    After 30 minutes of non-stop vibrating. It stopped it is now showing the charging battery thing.

    What a flip I almost had. All happened in middle of talking with Apple tech support. They said AT&T is out of stock so he said I would have had to gone to Apple store, drop it off, they send it to steven jobs :P and send me a replacement if he can't fix it.
    Last edited by Stl56; 06-25-2010 at 03:36 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Ran into the same thread at mac rumors...

    Just hold the home and lock buttons till it reboots

    You can restore in DFU mode, but i wouldn't bother unless it happens more than once.

    My father got the iPhone 4 about three days ago and he had the exact same problem this mourning. Screen went black and it continuously vibrates (maybe like once every three or four seconds) and won't respond to anything. He freaked out and was on his way to savagely beat a genius bar employee with his hickory cane... I called him and told him to try the lock key + home key. It worked!

    So far as I can tell this is just a fluke and hasn't happened to anyone more than once (from what I've read around forums). The only thing interesting that he mentioned is that he was attempting to call my mother at the exact same time she was attempting to call him... And I guess the phone freaked out after that. I'm wondering, since some people have mentioned encountering the problem via face time... And face time starts as a normal call... I dunno. We may be able to figure out why this is happening before those nimrods at the genius bar . Has anyone successfully duplicated this intentionally yet?

    Sent from my iPhone

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    It wont stop vibrating? Damn dude, how many quarters did you put in that thing? lol.....

    But no seriously take it back. Did you get it at an Apple store, ATT or Best Buy? If you got it at an Apple store (or via the Apple website), you can go to your local Apple Store and they will exchange it for you and if they do not have any iPhones at the moment (which a lot of Apple stores are still out) they will put your name on a list and contact you when they receive more and I would imagine that since your not looking to purchase but rather exchange due to major malfunctions that you would be served before customers looking purely to purchase. But regardless of where you purchased from, I would go and talk to them and tell them what is going on (and make sure you bring your receipt).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stl56 View Post
    iPhone 4 won't stop vibrating!!!!!!!
    I know some people who'd pay extra for that.
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    Why bother? if it's a one time fluke and a reset fixes it, why drag it into apple and fuss about getting an exchange? Drum up some MORE bad publicity for the iPhone4? It's not bad enough that all these droid fiends think it's a riot about the reception issues, dropped calls, and spots on the screen.... why give them any more ammunition?

    And here's the other thing. I used to work as a tier 2 phone support agent for apple and I know that they ALWAYS want to try and duplicate the issue. If you bring it to them, and it's not vibrating right that moment... and they can't reproduce it... they'll just tell you to come back when it screws up again...

    The majority of these seem to either fix themselves with a hard reset, run out of batteries and fix themselves, or just work again after 30-40 minutes. I agree that if it happens more than once, than it's an ISSUE and should be brought into apple... but if it starts working again... don't waste their time. People DO GET PISSED about ******** simple problems. If an official statement hasn't been issued by apple (and it hasn't so far) then they're still investigating it and the only thing they'll do is reboot it to fix it. Yawn. "Maam? Yes Maam? Uh, huh... Is the computer plugged into the wall maam? Ok, can you please look for a cord on the back of the machine... Now look for a panel on your wall with 3 little holes in it..."

    I suspect that it's got to do with the phone not knowing how to handle signal interference in certain circumstances, but I don't have an iPhone4 to test it out.

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    It just sounds like it has enough battery to keep some things going, but not to power the internal logic. I was going to suggest taking it apart and disconnecting the battery, but I saw it resolved itself by draining. Definitely weird!

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    Exclamation i've experienced the same
    Same thing happened to my 16Gb, seven days after I got from release date of June 24th.

    I ran right away to Best Buy and they told me that I'm basically S.O.L. they packed that thing up, still vibrating in the box.

    A rep told me that I have to wait until the next release within a month. Talked to the manager and luckily, he was honest enough to let me know that there is one 32Gb left from pre-order that was not picked up. I dished out another $100 for space that I don't really need, but I need the phone.

    Glad I'm not the only one that experienced this.

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    Default It won't stop!!!
    My iphone4 is doing the same thing right now! its been going on for about 45 minutes now. I would reboot it but then don't I lose all my contacts and pictures and stuff? I just don't know what to do. It stopped for like 30 seconds 10 minutes ago and then it started again. I almost threw the thing at my wall. HELP!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stooop View Post
    My iphone4 is doing the same thing right now! its been going on for about 45 minutes now. I would reboot it but then don't I lose all my contacts and pictures and stuff? I just don't know what to do. It stopped for like 30 seconds 10 minutes ago and then it started again. I almost threw the thing at my wall. HELP!!!

    Hold home and lock button for 15 seconds, u wont lose anything

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    It's F I N E heres what you do.

    DONT CALL APPLE (They don't need trouble lol)

    Hold down both the HOME BUTTON and the SLEEP/WAKE button

    iPhone Buttons

    AND

    keep holding them

    We need to do a hard reboot (and you wont lose any data!)

    After a few (10ish) seconds you'll see the APPLE LOGO,,, KEEP HOLDING

    WAIT ABOUT 15 more seconds and the phone will go into shutdown.

    Now press the top button again and hold it for as long as it takes to start the boot cycle.

    That 'should' fix it. You can also try this If you are having problems with the proximity sensor

    GL,
    -rob

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    yeah that doesn't work. Mine is doing same thing everyone else's phone is doing. I am going to let it die and hopefully that will fix problem.

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    Mine did this in my pocket while it was in sleep mode. My advice to all is to start to do the DFU reset by holding both buttons, but don't go all the way through with it. Just the first step and turn it back on.

    Quote Originally Posted by wannabprogramma View Post
    I know some people who'd pay extra for that.
    Lol
    Last edited by Turnamental; 08-27-2010 at 06:53 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Leave like that, do not restore it and sell it to one porn site. You can make money with that new feature.
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    I let it die like another people did in this forum and it worked. Could never get it into DFU mode. My advice let it die, recharge it and it will work.

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    Default Just a Feature
    This is just a feature of the iPhone. When the same number makes a phone call several times the device recognizes this as an attempt to find the phone, which can be in silent mode. Would be better if it put the device in high volume but it could disrupt meetings, etc.
    Just hold the home and sleep/awake button for about 10-15 sec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bear View Post
    This is just a feature of the iPhone. When the same number makes a phone call several times the device recognizes this as an attempt to find the phone, which can be in silent mode. Would be better if it put the device in high volume but it could disrupt meetings, etc.
    Just hold the home and sleep/awake button for about 10-15 sec.
    I tried holding down the buttons and it didn't work! i'm not sure what to do..please help!

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