clean the frontspeaker with vacuum cleaner?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by abley22, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. abley22 macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2013

    I have some dirt that i could not get rit of in the front ear speaker grill under front camera on my iphone 5.

    Could i use a vacuum cleaner close up and suck it out or can it be harm/to tough for the phone?

    Thanks for advice.
  2. The Bogeyman macrumors regular

    The Bogeyman

    Mar 15, 2012
    Under your stairs
    Maybe too strong. You can get little blower cleaners from camera shops which should be much more gentle.
  3. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    That should work. Don't use the ones at car washes, they maybe too strong and you don't want your phone getting sucked into one of those.
  4. abley22 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2013
    hehe would love to see a guy vacuuming its iphone and lost it into the vacuum at a gas station :)

    I used a standard phillips 2400W vacuum cleaner that we use on the floors in the house.

    I tryed to not get the vacuum tube to close at the speaker grill but suddenly the vacuum tube get stuck completely close onto the the earspeaker grill,

    Hope not the Power was to mutch so it could be damaged, the grill is still there and its not loose or something, but i think maby the parts behind the grill dosent like the sucking power from the vacuum cleaner?

    if it does not have anything to say then this is a very easy way to get it completely clean so that it looks new again :)
  5. AxlTJ macrumors member


    Aug 3, 2018
    A vacuum would be nice but I doubt it's going to get the smaller ones on the mesh. In that case, use a cotton swab dabbed lightly in alcohol and rub it gently on the mesh.

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