Cleaning iPhone with compressed air, is it safe?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dontwalkhand, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    Is it safe to clean your iPhone with compressed air? I have tested it on other things, and liquid came out of the tip, and obviously any liquids plus electronics = VERY BAD
     
  2. kleo macrumors regular

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    lol dude you are being way overprotective. I saw a genius at the apple store the other day spraying down iPhones with that compressed air like crazy. The liquid nitrogen was spraying all over like snow. Just spray it down and it will be fine. Its not liquid water its just some frozen nitrogen.
     
  3. McGiord macrumors 601

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    do you mean with compressed air from an air can to clean electronic equipment?
    Because using compressed air from a shop or industrial compressed air, will surely be something different and if it doesn't have a drier in the line it would be be like blowing it with your mouth and spitting it all over.
     
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    +1 ^^^ I'm all for compressed air with my iPhone...
     
  5. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    If you are using the compressed air from a can, just shut the phone down first and it will be fine. Any liquid that might drip on it will evaporate very quickly, so no biggie.
     
  6. dontwalkhand thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks, I am using it from a can, and so far, now my Mac is completely dust free :)..as for the iPhone, I have to wait til tonight to spray it down because I am waiting for an important call.

    So if the nitrogen from the compressed air hits the iPhone it would be completely fine?
     

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