Pocket lint in lightning port

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  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

    eclipse01

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    Is it ok to just use a toothpick? Does anyone else have any other suggestions?

    I am just worried about damaging the port
     
  2. YaBoiD macrumors regular

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    A can of compressed air should take care of it.
     
  3. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

    eclipse01

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    Was worried nobody would respond to this thread since it doesn't have Iphone7 in the title

    Thanks
     
  4. Bacong macrumors 68020

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    i've gotten it out with a toothpick before. it's fine. just make sure it's not splintered.
     
  5. Poob Bubes macrumors 6502a

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    I've found these plastic picks work best. Drag it along the bottom of the port until it's smooth with no resistance. I had to use a good amount of force because it was so compacted.
     
  6. FACTON95 macrumors newbie

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    I turn the phone off and use a very small pin.
     
  7. nickyD410 macrumors 6502

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  8. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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  9. UnluckyXIII macrumors 6502

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    Can of Compressed Air would be my first choice over sticking something inside the bottom of the port, you could chance damaging the connectors inside.

    Alternatively you could get a rocket blower usually used in Photography for cleaning camera lenses.
     

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