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Old Feb 10, 2012, 01:29 PM   #1
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How do you clean the iPhone earpiece grill?

It has like- earwax in it. Does anyone have any solutions?

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Old Feb 10, 2012, 02:05 PM   #2
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Have you tried things like cotton buds, tooth picks, pins/needles?
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 02:19 PM   #3
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It has like- earwax in it. Does anyone have any solutions?
1) Use a Q-tip to clean out the ear piece.
2) Then use another Q-tip to clean out YOUR ear piece.
3) Repeat step 2 periodically to void needing to repeat step 1
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 02:19 PM   #4
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Some sort of vacuum cleaner ?

Blue/white tack ?
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 02:21 PM   #5
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You could try that green goop you buy to pick up the dirt between the keys on your keyboard.
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 03:16 PM   #6
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Bristle brush attachment on a vacuum.
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 03:38 PM   #7
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run it under some hot water. It'll melt the ear wax right away.







disclaimer: don't run your phone under any water. Just clean your ears more often.
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 03:41 PM   #8
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Once you use the special removal tool its pretty easy. the hard part is finding that darn thing once its removed.

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Old Feb 10, 2012, 03:46 PM   #9
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Once you use the special removal tool its pretty easy. the hard part is finding that darn thing once its removed.

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Old Feb 10, 2012, 03:49 PM   #10
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Q-tip? it's easier if you clean your ears with it before using the iPhone though.
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 05:22 PM   #11
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I think I'll try the Q-tip dipped in alcohol and a small toothbrush to finish the job.

You guys provided some really good input! Thanks!



Squeaky clean!
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