Dust in speaker grille

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SRTM, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. SRTM macrumors regular

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    Just got a replacement MBP, and noticed there is some kind of dust or buildup in the speaker grille.
    This is a bad photo but its the white stuff in the top left. I've tried poking it with a pin and it doesn't budge.
    Any idea of how to clean this, or should I send it in again... Its not really that nice to look at.
     

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  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Nov 23, 2011
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    Get an unused soft toothbrush and give it a really gentle scrub. Pop a trace of isopropyl alcohol on the brush head if it's a touch stubborn. Only judging by the photograph, it shouldn't be too difficult to get rid of.

    Best case scenario: report it to Apple now, try to clean it without risking liquid damage, or ask for their permission first if you're particularly on the fence – if it doesn't work, you're getting it returned anyway. If you fix it, no need for concern.
     

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