Phone makes continual clicking sound
My phone is making a clicking sound about every 30 seconds (extremely annoying!). Took the back off and it sounds like the noise is coming from the upper left-hand corner, just below the camera (or around that area).
I have looked at forums online to try and find a fix but everyone else says that when they apply pressure to the phone it makes the sound. My phone CONTINUES clicking at a regular interval.
Also, my battery has been draining at almost 10 times the speed! I have to charge it 2-3 times a day.
What I need to know is what part I need to replace or how to maintenance it?
or if anyone knows how to troubleshoot this issue
OK, so I have figured out the problem (I am responding to my own question so that it is archived and other people with a similar problem can possibly benefit).
I tore down my phone from top to bottom and put it back together again. The "nature" of the noise changed slightly; instead of clicking at intervals there was a prolonged buzz with very short breaks in between.
As I described in my question, the noise was coming from around the camera area. Therefore, I removed the camera (with the phone still on) and noticed the sound went away.
I believe that the connection between the camera's flex cable and the logic board wasn't making 100% contact. This was either making the power between the two have to jump across the 2 connections OR there was a build up of energy that was being released based on the connection. Hints, the "clicking" noise or whatever other adjective you want to use to describe it.
I can see this problem being an issue with any connection between the logic board. Luckily the camera isn't a vital part of the functionality of the phone and I was able to remove it to troubleshoot the problem.
Goodluck to anyone else out there with a similar issue =]