Earpiece Speaker Grill Condition

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by desmortum, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. desmortum macrumors newbie

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    Kyiv, Ukraine
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    Hello, everyone.

    Unfortunately, ear speaker grill gets dirty quite often for me. Certainly, there are many ways to clean it. So I used a small soft brush to get the job done few times.
    But recently I discovered that grill becomes kinda deformed a bit in different places. I can see it under bright light under different angles. It looks quite imperfect comparing to out-of-the-box condition when it was white and shiny. It's strange that metal is that soft.
    So I wanted to ask iPhone 4/4S users, who use their phones for like half of year, is your grill still looks perfect and does it get messed up with time or cleaning?
     
  2. ERIC8585 macrumors member

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    I just cleaned an old phone's ear speaker grill with a tooth brush and rubbing alcohol and it seems to scratch the finish or whatever off the grill - it gets shiny in some spots. Doesn't seem to deform it. Not sure why it's getting scratched by a tooth brush?

    I tried folding a piece of scotch tape and then dabbing it in my iphone 5 ear speaker to get the dust out. This seems to take the grill finish off as well ? Weird
     
  3. blaake macrumors regular

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    If youre a techy person, go on eBay and buy a pack of 10 of them for under $4 shipped. Take it apart and just replace it. I do so in all my screen replacement clients and it really makes the screen POP when that is in mint condition.
     
  4. ERIC8585 macrumors member

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    The speaker grill makes the screen pop? It's in mint condition until it gets dusty shortly after.
     

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