iPhone 6 screen gap-annoying bit of grit

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  1. r-m macrumors 6502a

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    Any suggestions on how to get this bit of grit out without causing damage?
    I've tried a piece of paper and card, but no joy.
    I can fee it on the bottom edge, and occasional when the phone is resting on my pinky.

    No idea what it how, how it got there, or whether it's been there all the time.
     

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  2. r-m thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Uploaded that image from iOS Safari, which seems to have flipped it upside down!

    Edit: oh, it's just the thumbnail that's upside down.
     
  3. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    I would honestly buy a set of needles and use the one with the smallest point and carefully attempt to dislodge the piece of grit.
     
  4. willmtaylor, Oct 1, 2014
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  5. r-m thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha! Oh god, that'd drive me bonkers. I hate bits of dust, fibres, or hair getting stuck in any phone gap!

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    I'll give that a go, I think I have a set at home.

    Anyone know which direction the gap goes?
    As in, straight parallel to the ground when the phones lay flat? Down at a slight angle? Steeper angle?
     
  6. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure about the angle but even a sharp toothpick may do the trick. Could be safer because wood is less likely to scratch the paint on the phone or to scratch the glass.
     
  7. r-m thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Toothpick wouldn't fit, I think. A piece of paper is barely fitting, so toothpick is probably too thick.

    I'm thinking even a sewing needle may be too thick.

    Looking at it again now, I think it it must have been there when the screen was put on because the edge looks ever so slightly warped. I'm takin minuscule warping. You can actually see it on the pic I posted - I first thought that was just the way the reflection was.
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Do you have a soft bristle brush? I have something like a large paintbrush for dusting computer components. It came in a kit so many years ago to clean my computer. I would take a single bristle and push that out, or try to. A hairbrush would have the same effect if you own one like that.
     
  9. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    Time to visit the Apple Store to get that bad boy replaced!
     
  10. r-m thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah maybe. A toothbrush too, could work. I'll try that.

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    Noooo I was trying to avoid being *that* guy lol
     
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    I'd suggest checking out the photos or videos of one of the tear-down sites (E.g. iFix-it). You might get an idea from there.

    Or you could just get it replaced.
     
  12. meraki1990 macrumors newbie

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    This.

    I have this annoying thing as well,

    I'm going to go down and get this exchanged before the 14 days.

    Very annoying once you start knowing it's there..

    :confused:
     
  13. ajm222 macrumors 6502a

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    I had something like this get into my 5 and I spent a couple of weeks madly trying to get it out and was never successful. Drove me nuts. Eventually my OCD moved onto something else. You might get lucky. Keep trying. But sometimes stuff just gets stuck in there and won't come out. I think I mainly used paper - thicker stuff like construction paper.
     
  14. indiekiduk macrumors 6502

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    Don't use a needle it will leave an indentation in the metal that will be more of an annoyance use the grit. Try blowing it it out or with one of those can of air cleaners.
     
  15. Menel macrumors 603

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    this
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I'd try a needle, exacto knife, razor blade, etc.
     
  17. horsebattery macrumors 6502

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    Get a reputable brand of masking tape and stick it on the problem area - a good brand to ensure that it will not leave (or at least easily removable) residue. Other methods are mentioned already, compressed air + thin (but sturdy) paper also does the trick.
     
  18. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    It looks like some glue residue. I have a tiny by in a similar spot on the bottom of my 6. Tape sounds like the best solution but I haven't tried any yet.
     

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