Common Vibrator Problems on iPhone 5 [Primary Workarounds plus Hardware Solutions]

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Apple's iPhone 5 originally comes with a dual core CPU and triple-core GPU with 1 GB RAM. As for its vibrator system, Apple has gone back to utilizing the rotational vibrator for the iPhone 5. Such kind of vibrators  are thought to be sloppier than the linear oscillating vibrator used on Verizon Phone 4 and iPhone 4S.

This content will walk you through fixing two common vibrator problems on the iPhone 5 smartphone, particularly no vibration and slow vibration issues.

Primary Workarounds

1. Get to the iPhone settings.
2. Check the vibrator status and see if it is ON. You can toggle between ON-OFF option and see the result.
3. After verifying vibrator settings is set to ON, restart the iPhone and test vibration.

Hardware Solutions

If primary workarounds won't fix the vibrator problem on you iPhone device, then you may refer to the following hardware solutions. But of course, you also have to note that hardware solutions can only be done by dismantling or disassembling the iPhone device.

WARNING:

Please do not attempt to troubleshoot vibrator problem on your iPhone 5 if you are not sure you can do it right, especially if your device is still under warranty. However, if you are willing to get the problem fixed by yourself, then you may opt to take the risk and follow these steps.

1. Start by checking the iPhone vibrator using a multi-meter. If you found the vibrator is damaged, then replace it with a new or functional one.
2. Carefully clean the vibrator's contacts.
3. Examine the vibrator's on-board connector. You can see the on-board connector's last two pins are +VE and -VE.
4. Verify connection between on-board connector and vibrator's is good or in contact. If you see a gap or connection break, then you have to replace the entire vibrator strip including the volume button.
5. Examine the capacitors of the vibrator controller IC. If you see any fault or damage, replace them.
6. Carefully and gently heat the vibrator controller IC. If doing so, won't resolve the vibrator problem, then replace it with a new iPhone 5 vibrator.

Hope this helps.

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