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Silent/lock button causes intermittent vibrate

Hi all,

Odd one; keeping the Silent/lock button in the off position seems normal. Once the button is switched to silent/lock mode it activates and displays the transparent logo with a line through it, meaning the mode is active, thats normal too. However, intermittently the logo will show again with a vibration showing its now off, and then again with a vibration to show its on again, this continues at random intervals and sometimes multiple vibrations and logo flickers.

Anyone had this before? - I've checked the vibration module but not the headphone jack flex assembly yet, just want to make sure I'm not missing something before I open up.

Quick bullet point summary:

• Vibrate/silent switch intermittently vibrates and displays silent logo once switched on.

• Vibrate/silent switch physical movements seem solid.

• All other buttons work OK.

• Headphones working OK.

Thanks!

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It sounds as if the flex cable as went a tab faulty a new flex should sort out your problem that's the first step in the trouble shoot..

Oh you could also just restore to rule out corrupt software

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thanks con, thought so, will tear down and check connections, rebuild. If no good ill replace the flex. :)

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No probs if changing the flex doesn't work your probobly dealing with a motherboard issue.

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Will, Can you give me information about did changing flex cable solve the problem or not? If not what did you do to solve problem? Thanks.

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Sorry, yes - I had changed the flex cable and ensured the vibrator motor was seated correctly touching the contacts (and that no other dust/elements where making contact with them)

All seems ok now, thank you!

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Hi, I have the same problem. This flex calbe I have to change, could you tell me what that is?

Thanks

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The volume button ribbon cable which has the the vibrate / silent switch connected to it as well.

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Will will be eternally grateful.
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