Could this be water damage? UPDATED-PICTURE

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  1. AndrewR23, Mar 19, 2011
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    AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Any way to get it off? It's literally right on top of the water sensor. Maybe its dirt or dust ? It's black or brown. Its covering up the water sensor. I've tried shaking my phone to get it out but I can't.

    Any tips?

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  2. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    If it doesn't come out by shaking it and everything still works, then your best bet is to leave it alone.

    If you ever need to do a warranty exchange I am sure they will not hold dirt on the sensor against you.
     
  3. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Would the compressed air ruin the water sensor like move it or something?
     
  4. kingdLo macrumors 6502

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    I use a q-tip to clean mine out and it works well.
     
  5. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I can't get the q tip to get down until the water sensor though
     
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I doubt it. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy compressed air just to clean that out though.
     
  7. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    That may blow the dirt into the phone. If everything works perfectly, don't start messing around with it.
     
  8. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ya I'm just worried they will deny me a replacement in the future because they can't see the water sensor.
     
  9. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Does anyone know what it could be? It's literally like a dark piece of speck that looks like it was glued to the water sensor. Will not budge at all or when I try to blow into it.
     
  10. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    Could be anything really...
     
  11. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Agreed. Don't worry about the black thing. You probably wont be denied warranty from Apple. There are two sensors on the exterior, and a few on the inside ... if they really want to check.
     
  12. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Wow so the Qtip didnt work neither the compressed air....it looks like the chrome or white stuff scraped off? Its not pink/red anywhere just pure black. :confused:
     
  13. lansi23, Mar 20, 2011
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    that is what I was going to say make a paper attachment or something and suck it out I would not push it any more down or even damage the sensor with any object
     
  15. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    That might mess it up.
     
  16. kingdLo macrumors 6502

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    On the q-tip, I pull off a bit of one end to make it smaller so it fits, always worked for me.

    My headphone sensor was beat red(I used to bring it IN the shower) and apple pulled it apart and checked all the other sensors before they gave me a replacement. That's the policy if any sensor outside has been tripped.
     
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  19. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    Well here is a tip if you are going to mess around with it to try and get it out. Hold the phone upside down in the air. Any movement will cause it to fall downwards to the ground instead of in your phone. Just a little tip. Good old gravity.
     
  20. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ya tried that, Qtip, and compressed air

    Conclusion, half the water sensor is black....but not like a perfect line black, like squiggly lines that are black. Took a picture..gonna upload it but Im not sure how.
     
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  22. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    file:///Users/andrewriesinger/Library/Mail%20Downloads/andrew's%20phone.jpg

    hope this works....can anyone see it?

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  23. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Anyone know if it can be scraped? cant find anything on google....

    Could this be water damage at all?
     
  24. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Unless your headphone jack isn't working, just ignore it.
     

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