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I got my iPhone 3GS since last year for my birthday, and up until last march i've encountered a problem with it. The vibration switch was working that time but the problem is that it randomly vibrates when i squeeze the top left hand corner panel of the screen and up till now it got worse. Now my vibration switch will not function, unless i LIGHTLY tap the switch bar to silent but it will vibrate one or two times. My warranty has expired, and i will not pay $100 just for fixing it. Is there a secret way of solving this problem or just wait for a new iPhone? Thank you so much!!

asked Jul 01 '12 at 15:17

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I've got the same issue with the 3Gs, but not as bad. It still functions okay.

(Jul 01 '12 at 16:17) sfrancis928 sfrancis928's gravatar image

You could buy the flex cable via Amazon found here: http://goo.gl/nivMg, and replace it yourself using a tear-down video on YouTube found here: http://youtu.be/z9AzWAwfHEk. It'll save you time and money if you do it yourself. If you don't feel comfortable, take it to a professional WITH the part, so you save some money at that.

answered Jul 01 '12 at 16:49

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DJ Scooby Doo

I recommend getting the part on Amazon via Zeetron, they're good and fast with shipping. My iPhone 3G was acting up, and I had the same problem that you did, until I replaced my flex cable.

(Jul 01 '12 at 16:53) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image
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