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Old Nov 4, 2011, 04:00 PM   #1
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Safest way to clean lint out of earphone hole?

What is the safest way to get lint that is stuck down in the earphone hole (4s)?

What can you use that won't scratch the insides?
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 04:03 PM   #2
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What is the safest way to get lint that is stuck down in the earphone hole (4s)?

What can you use that won't scratch the insides?
Compressed-gas air duster!
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 04:40 PM   #3
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Compressed-gas air duster!
Qtip (with most of the cotton peeled off so that it's thin enough for the headphone jack) soaked in rubbing alcohol.
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 04:43 PM   #4
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I like to use compressed air
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suck it all out with that dirty mouth of yours
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What is the safest way to get lint that is stuck down in the earphone hole (4s)?

What can you use that won't scratch the insides?
I usually use a q-tip after I get out of the shower... I can turn my head sidewise and use the mirror in the bathroom to see.

When I put the earphones back in the hole I can hear again.
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A nice run through the dishwashing machine should get that lint out
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 05:04 PM   #9
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Why does this forum suck so hard
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because you touch yourself at night
You mean if I stop doing that (never happen), all the threads will be great, all the posts will be both funny and informative, and we will have world peace!!??
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 07:11 PM   #13
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Now I don't know what to do. Is there any real advice?
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 07:16 PM   #14
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Now I don't know what to do. Is there any real advice?
Try compressed air laterally across the jack. This may cause the air inside the jack to be sucked out, hopefully taking any debris with it. Blowing straight into it should also stir things up enough that they eventually blow out, but be careful.



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wow, this thread got a bit out of hand lol..

in all seriousness I'd try the previously suggested canned air, or even an unfolded paperclip (probably turn the phone off first)..

neither should cause you any issues unless you're like jamming the paper clip in the headphone jack lol
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wow, this thread got a bit out of hand lol..

in all seriousness I'd try the previously suggested canned air, or even an unfolded paperclip (probably turn the phone off first)..

neither should cause you any issues unless you're like jamming the paper clip in the headphone jack lol
I always use compressed air, is a paper clip good?
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because you touch yourself at night
Is that from a movie? I can't decide if it is that or just because I had a friend who used to say that all the time when we were teenagers.

Edit: family guy. answered my own question.

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I haven't had to do this since I got my iPhone 4, but when I did have to, I would shut off the phone and then use either a toothpick or paper clip. I preferred the toothpick since the wood would be much less likely to do any damage, but at work I would just use a paperclip and be careful about it. As long as you don't go jabbing it in there and purposely scraping the sides you should be fine.
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Lanolin.
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Lanolin.
WAIT - OP is not trying to soften his skin. Just to get crud out of his earpiece.

How does Lanolin work??

Placed in the user's ear to attract the crud into his ear??

Rubbed on the earpiece??

Post is slightly lacking in specifics.
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WAIT - OP is not trying to soften his skin. Just to get crud out of his earpiece.

How does Lanolin work??

Placed in the user's ear to attract the crud into his ear??

Rubbed on the earpiece??

Post is slightly lacking in specifics.
Anchorman reference. It just felt right.
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 04:14 AM   #24
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I went to dinner that evening and I used a toothpick! It worked wonders! Thanks!
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 05:23 AM   #25
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Was about to suggest a toothpick. What I do is snap the end off it first - that gives you a nice bunch of rough splinters at the end that hook the fluff for you.
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