AirPods magnetic debris

elki64

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 10, 2016
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Hey AirPod owners ! Have u guys been getting this black debris on your AirPod case? At first I didn’t think much of it but I tried removing it the other day with a damped wipes, and it didn’t come off! I’m afraid of using anything other then wipes. Any ideas?

I’m not home so I don’t have any pics, (I’ll take one later) thnx!
 

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
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Hey AirPod owners ! Have u guys been getting this black debris on your AirPod case? At first I didn’t think much of it but I tried removing it the other day with a damped wipes, and it didn’t come off! I’m afraid of using anything other then wipes. Any ideas?

I’m not home so I don’t have any pics, (I’ll take one later) thnx!
I have never even heard of this before. I would try a microfiber cloth and a small amount of isopropyl rubbing alcohol.
 

Rambaldi

macrumors member
Apr 19, 2010
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I have the same thing on my case, I've had AirPods since launch and the case spends a lot of time in my pocket, so it has picked up a fair amount of debris.

I've had some luck gently scraping it off with a pushpin, but I'm afraid to push too hard. I'm likely going to end up buying a new case that is comparable with the AirPower charing pad at some point, so I'm not too concerned.
 

AlphaHumanus

macrumors 6502a
Feb 12, 2012
515
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The black spots will never come out of my AirPods case. Or my AirPods for that matter.

I’ll try to post some pictures of mine, a lot of people here may cry.
 

Ralfi

macrumors 68030
Dec 22, 2016
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I know what you mean. Mine has them too. They get squished by the lid sealing shut, flush on the base.

I got a bit lazy cleaning the case (used to clean it more often), which I think didn't help....

I've recently tried lemon juice with no luck.

Also interested in other suggestions.
 

elki64

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 10, 2016
27
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omg I can't believe it.... is this a design flaw? iv been using them for about a month . don't want to imagine what they'll look like in a year! very disappointed , especially from the fact that these scraps are here to stay

:'(
 

Ralfi

macrumors 68030
Dec 22, 2016
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Non-issue for me. Wiping the case/Airpods clean every week keeps most of the debris away.

Just use a damp* tissue & toothpick to scrape the black dust away.

*damp, not damn...
 
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AlphaHumanus

macrumors 6502a
Feb 12, 2012
515
84
omg I can't believe it.... is this a design flaw? iv been using them for about a month . don't want to imagine what they'll look like in a year! very disappointed , especially from the fact that these scraps are here to stay

:'(
Not a design flaw, an inevitability. That’s just what magnets do.

I have no idea how to post photos on this site. Will PBucket Work?