Dirt in speakers holes..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by trippr, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. trippr macrumors member

    trippr

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    Hello people

    I was just wondering if anyone had any tips in cleaning the crumbs out in the speaker holes in a MBP??

    Cheers
     
  2. atluten macrumors 6502

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    I think compressed air might work. Alternatively, I've tried using regular tape and just getting it to grab the stuff that's fallen through the holes. Cheers.
     
  3. e12a macrumors 68000

    e12a

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    it really is the only way..compressed air, tape, or a needle.

    if you look on the underside, its just a black film that isnt perforated... so the grilles are there for looks. :)
     
  4. trippr thread starter macrumors member

    trippr

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    cheers, will keep an eye out for a can of air... i have a compressed air machine at work but think it will be to much and rip my note book apart.
     
  5. tip macrumors 6502

    tip

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    Since the bottom of the speakers (and keyboard, for that matter) are covered by the black film, you'll simply be pushing those dust particles under the grill/mesh. I'd try the tape route first.
     
  6. trippr thread starter macrumors member

    trippr

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    i cant see tape being able to touch and lift the dirt out, who about a hoover?
     
  7. e12a macrumors 68000

    e12a

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    as mentioned earlier, the holes arent actually "holes" a hoover wont do much because there isnt a way for air to get through the holes...its blocked by a black film. But you could try! :)
     
  8. krisis1 macrumors member

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    I'm having the same problem, and the same thoughts about how to fix it, but I haven't dared trying anything yet :)

    What about using a vacuum cleaner, but hold the black film back with a needle or a toothpick? I'm figuring it /should/ work, but I won't try it with the hoover on full blast :)
     
  9. anzo macrumors newbie

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    Vacuum cleaner all the way!!!
    (make sure u don't scratch yr mbp) :p
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    Oh lord; I can see someone running a vacuum over their computer.
     
  11. brandonshough macrumors regular

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    Be sure to use a static vac....

    Any regular vac will rape your comp.
     

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