Help i got sand in my ipad 2 speakers

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Willyee3, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Willyee3 macrumors member

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    so i got sand in my ipad 2 speakers.... should i leave them stuck in there? there are like 4 holes filled ... should poke them through?.. would if harm my ipad internals... like is there a logic board located nearby or what?... HELP!


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  2. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Take it to an Apple repairer and see if they can take the back of the iPad 2 of and clear it for you. Try to keep your electronics away from beaches etc. as a general rule.
     
  3. lionqueen macrumors 6502

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    Lay a piece of tape over the speaker grill and see if you can pull it out that way. Or maybe try a vaccum?
     
  4. lionqueen macrumors 6502

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    Right. Dont take that portable device anywhere fun. Oh, wait...
     
  5. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    I got gunk in my headphone jack that Apple took in the back and got it all out. They should help you too.
     
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604

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  7. Willyee3 thread starter macrumors member

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    do you think the mac store will do it for me?
     
  8. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    i already answered that. yes.
     
  9. Willyee3 thread starter macrumors member

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    i know apple did it for u ... but would the MAC STORE do it. cuz the closest apple store is liek 1.5 hours away
     
  10. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Mac store? Never heard of it. so I dont know, sorry.
     
  11. goMac macrumors 603

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    ...where exactly are you that you're near a Mac Store but not an Apple Store? Eugene?

    Anyway, why don't you call them and ask? I don't see why they couldn't help you.

    No one here is going to know what the Mac Store is, by the way. They only have them in Washington and Oregon.
     
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  13. goMac macrumors 603

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    Yeah, northwest only chain. They were like The Apple Store before there was an Apple Store.
     
  14. Willyee3, Apr 8, 2011
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    Willyee3 thread starter macrumors member

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    Went to an apple store... They can't open my iPad I guess... And they guy didn't really know what he was talking about... He said he thinks it's ok since there is dust inside mobile devices... But dust isnt sand... So he didn't really know...

    Therefore... I'm asking ppl on the forums to see if anyone knows.
     
  15. spooky2k, Apr 8, 2011
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    People in the Apple store are more qualified when it comes to AppleCare than anyone on these forums. If they don't think it's an issue (and have recorded it as such) then it's not an issue. Chill.
     
  16. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

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    Can you hold the iPad so that the speaker is down and then give it a little shake ? Maybe the sand will fall out.

    There are no moving parts inside the iPad, I don't think it will hurt anything. I think I might have some cookie crumbs in mine.
     
  17. macingman macrumors 68020

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    No I didn't say that just try to avoid getting stuff near sand etc. or use a case next time.
     
  18. XXFirefighter, Apr 8, 2011
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    XXFirefighter macrumors regular

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    Well MAYBE you should have told you you took it to the apple store first....
    And no a grain of sand isn't going to bother the ipad... and if so... What are you going to do about it? It won't be covered under warranty...
     
  19. maclaptop, Apr 8, 2011
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    The sand would bother me as well, it's disconcerting. I'm not sure how it may impact your device. Watching it may be your best option.
     
  20. Mjmar macrumors 65816

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    You could probably build a castle with the amount of sand in my iPhone. And guess what...... IT STILL WORKS. :p
     

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