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  • Sasha003 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Exactly the same happened to me today - was in the office and the phone started vibrating, black screen - couldn't do anything... Tried reseting it, took the sim out, still vibrating. Called the apple helpline after an hour of vibrating and the representative seemed genuinely amused.... Anyways, after the battery run out the phone started working again... But still getting a replacement on Friday. Must be a common occurrence as there seem to be a lot of people reporting this!
  • Lawrence810 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    this happened to me too... you don't want to let it just run out of juice... it's not good for your phone to vibrate for 3 hours...

    just hold down the HOME button while holding down the POWER button at the same time for 10 sec or until it powers off... This should fix it...

    you're welcome....
  • BoloMK33 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Sorry if this is a tad off topic but I have not had a problem with the phone vibrating but I have had multiple problems with the phone just locking up on me. The only way to get it to respond was to do a POWER RESET. I've already had the phone replaced once by Apple (thank you very much) and the problem persists but there's nothing repeatable. I finally just did a SOFTWARE RESET and removed all apps except music and my contacts. I'm monitoring it but so far it's been a day and no issues. I wonder if all of this is related somehow....
  • Billy obob Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Sounds like software problem not hardware
  • BoloMK33 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I agree but finding out which iTunes purchased application is the culprit is the hard part. I migrated my apps and music from a 1st Gen iPad Touch...everything worked flawlessly on the iPod...
  • Sasha003 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Tried holding home and power button - that didn't work!
  • prayme Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My posting is not going to help but just wanted to add my comment on the forum that this vibrating issue just a happened to me for the first time today. Trying to reset it did not work and having to wait for the battery to die to see if it will power on.

    I think I will keep the phone until mid September and then still take it back for a full refund due to the antenna issue and get an HTC Android phone instead.

    There does seem to be an awful lot of problems with this phone. I had a 3G for over two years with no problems whatsoever. Apple's reputation is going to suffer big time if they don't sort out quality control issues not just with phones but also Macs

    Lets see!
  • alistairhall Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've noticed now that after having gone through 3 hours of vibrating, something has come loose inside my phone. You can hear it if you give it a shake, and when it vibrates now, it sounds horribly tinny. I'm exchanging for a new phone today. Hoping the same issue won't repeat.

    (And I tried to do a full re-set during the vibrathon too, but it didn't work.)
  • Rho001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just got my iphone about 4 or 5 hours ago now and I basically had enough time to sync it, take 1 picture and boom...... been vibrating ever since! I called apple and they told me to wait until the battery dies...... then plug it in and see if it works. I am really not impressed at the moment! This cannot be good for my phone vibrating like this..........
  • ronin315 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It just happened to me. The hard reset is not working also. I'll have to wait for the battery to go dead.
  • Rho001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It took about 4 1/2 hours.... Then I just plugged it
    Into the wall charger and it has been fantastic ever since,
    Except, it is almost as though from all that vibrating, something has
    become a tiny bit loose inside.... I am going to call apple after the long
  • techns Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am experiencing this problem at this very moment. I had not been actively using my phone for a few hours, when I decided to send a quick sms. I had typed maybe three words when the screen went black. I tried resetting it, but nothing happened. I noticed that if I toggled the vibrate switch then the phone would vibrate for a second or two as usual, and if I briefly held down the home and lock keys as though taking a screen shot, I could hear the little camera shutter sound effect.

    When I got home I tried plugging it into my computer, but the phone didn't respond and the computer did not detect it. Then I tried plugging it into the wall with the included power adapter, and that was when it started vibrating continuously got very hot within only a few seconds. I unplugged the phone immediately have have been waiting for the battery die out, but the phone was pretty well charged when this started.

    Even if everything appears to work find after letting the battery die down, I still want to exchange the phone. I am hoping I can even if the phone is not actively vibrating with a blank screen, because getting to the store is a total pain with my work schedule.
  • Hamptonsdweller Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same thing happened to me this morning. I was able to get it to stop by pressing and holding lock and home buttons simultaneously. Then it restarted and everything went back to normal. Very weird and troubling issue!!
  • Frankie Strange Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    That happened to me. All I did was a hard reboot (hoding the top button and the home button down for 10 seconds) and it rebooted and fixed the issue...
  • techns Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Just to update, after letting my battery die and then charging my phone for nearly two days, it was still 100% dead. Apple had to replace it.
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