Cleaning MacBook Pro speaker Grille?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wayland1985, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. wayland1985 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
    I have a non-unibody, early 2008 MBP. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but there's some sort of debris buildup in my speaker grille. I've tried using a vacuum cleaner attachment, compressed air, and even tape.

    I'm wondering if any of you have any ideas/tricks to getting the speaker grille's clean. Or do I have to deal with it? :eek:
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If you use compressed air, you'll be forcing the debris into the computer which I don't think you want. If you have a small vacuum or one that doesn't have a lot of suction, that is probably your best option.

    I have a unibody MBP and I'm trying to find a solution to remove the build of dust and stuff myself.
  3. m85476585 macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2008
    You can take it apart and try to use compressed air from the bottom. There it some black plastic on the inside to keep stuff from falling into the computer, but I think it is perforated so compressed air would be able to get through.
  4. zp3dd4 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2009
    yeah i'm looking for an easy option to do that too...
  5. wayland1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
    I'd rather not take it apart until the warranty has ran out. I still have a buggy sound card that can use a repair.

    It's almost like the black liner is a sticky-tape. The debris holds on quite well to it...

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