Post your lint!!

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  1. Jacobwilson99 macrumors member

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    Here's an odd thread coming your way.

    Some of you probably clean out the connector ports on your iPhones frequently. Some of you, like myself, haven't touched it since you got the phone.

    The connector kept falling out on my iPhone 4, so! I decided to clean out the lint. I was amazed to find multiple layers crammed into the bottom of the port. Not it connects like new.

    So, it's time to clean out your iPhone connection ports and post a picture of how much lint you excavated!

    Here's mine: [​IMG]
     
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    They look like fur balls. Are you sure that came out of an iPhone and not out of something else?
     
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    Yuck. I'm surprised you were even able to plug it in with all that crap in the connector.
     
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    Not as bad as the OP but still substantial. If you put it in your pocket you're going to get lint and you may not notice until you dig it out.
     

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  13. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah i wanna know what you guys use to clean that out with? Compressed air? A small keyboard vacuum?
     
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    In the past when I've cleaned my iPhone/ipod ports, i've always carefully used the other end of a sewing needle. Though I have never taken to the practice of having a camera by my side, taking a photo of it afterwards and then posting it on macrumors....
     
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    Compressed air or vacuuming isn't going to remove lint that infiltrates and gets packed over time from plugging in the connector. You need to use an actual object to dig it out. Thin flexible plastic tips (like plastic toothpicks) are best, although be careful to avoid touching the connector itself.
     
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    You really should wash your clothes or get a port protector insert
     
  18. Davewithak macrumors regular

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    I've cleaned mine out before, but I haven't gotten nearly as much as your have out! No wonder you couldn't plug the connector in!
     
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    You need WALL-E to come and compact all that trash.
     
  20. Jacobwilson99 thread starter macrumors member

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    OK! To clean out the connector:

    Compressed air will not work as most of the lint is jam packed on the bottom. I used a sewing needle and just poked at the bottom of the connector, being very careful not to scratch the metal strips in the center.
    You have to pick and poke at the bottom to lift the lint.
    You can use a plastic poker or something.
    It just has to be long and skinny enough to reach to the bottom.

    Now go clean those phones!!!
     
  21. Jacobwilson99 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have an iPhone 4, btw. It hasn't been cleaned since I got the phone.

    Exactly! This ^^

    :D

    Nice! That's a successful excavation!
     
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