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| | Problem solved: device rattles when a loud ringtone is used
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Well, it isn't totally solved, but it has been reduced significantly.
Problem: When utilizing a loud ringtone, even on medium volume level, the device would rattle, and it sounded terrible.
Solution: I decided to perform some open BB surgery to investigate the problem, and noticed that there is a little piece of foam behind the speaker, that mates to another piece of foam on the unit. I decided that this was part of the problem, so I cut up a business card to the size of the square, folded up so that it was about 1.5mm thick, and placed it on the BB's foam piece, I then replaced the back, and screwed the T6 screws in quite tight. I played a tune, and it seemed better, but not good enough for me. I then noticed that the battery has about a 1.55mm gap between it and the battery cover at the top of the battery. I deduced that it was possible for the battery to be rattling too, so the same process with the battery as I did with the phone. I played the tones again, and it was much better. There is still a little bit of rattle, but not so much that the tones sound very bad.
Hopefully this will help anyone with a similar issue.