Is it possible to remove dust near the homescreen button

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by GaiaAero, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. GaiaAero macrumors regular

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    There's a piece of dust thats stuck under the homescreen button area and it's annoying me to no end. Is there a way I can remove the piece of dust safely?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Your description of the problem is not very clear, but compressed air is probably your only option anyways unless you want to disassemble your phone.
     
  3. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Sure, if you want to take your phone apart.
     
  4. GaiaAero thread starter macrumors regular

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    Compressed Air isn't working because the dust/lint is under the screen
     
  5. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    base on your info, it's seen like this little piece of dust stuck between LCD & digitizer. you will need few tools to take the phone apart. It is not that hard to take the Iphone apart. All you need is little phillip screw driver & suction cup to do take this little piece of dust out.
     
  6. GaiaAero thread starter macrumors regular

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    To be honest, I'm afraid I'm going to mess something up
    If I went to the Apple store, would they be able to take the piece of dust out or is this something I have to do on my own?
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They will probably exchange it for you. But maybe they could open up the screen and just blow the dirt away. Give it a try.
     

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