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Small oil amount in speaker

Aditya_S

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My sister was using the iPad and she had oil in her hair. As she was using it, she got some hair to touch the speakers, and small amounts of oil may have gone in. Is it possible this will damage the iPad?
 

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My sister was using the iPad and she had oil in her hair. As she was using it, she got some hair to touch the speakers, and small amounts of oil may have gone in. Is it possible this will damage the iPad?

Well so far someone has stepped on your iPhone, you had it "sparked" at school. you have had wood dust, a drop of water, sweat and now oil on your iPad from your sisters hair . . . . . .
 
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Aditya_S

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Well so far someone has stepped on your iPhone, you had it "sparked" at school. you have had wood dust, a drop of water, sweat and now oil on your iPad from your sisters hair . . . . . .
Yeah I know. I'm sorry if I'm posting too many threads like these, but if something that can potentially damage my devices occurs, it's hard for me to ignore it as unimportant.
 
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TheRealAlex

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My sister was using the iPad and she had oil in her hair. As she was using it, she got some hair to touch the speakers, and small amounts of oil may have gone in. Is it possible this will damage the iPad?
Well there a white moisture sticker near the speaker hole for obvious reasons so that's very likely been triggered now and turned pink or red. And the oil will mix and become wax with any dirt or dry grime which may have Benin there already and that will muffle sounds maybe not All sound but different frequencies or notes will be absent.
 
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ApfelKuchen

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Not too likely. As far as I know, the iPhone speakers are plastic. Even if they were old-fashioned paper, all it might do is "soften" the sound a bit.

But though you said her hair touched the speakers - all you can be sure of is that it touched the speaker holes - how can you know that it actually touched the speaker that is behind those holes?
 
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C DM

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Yeah I know. I'm sorry if I'm posting too many threads like these, but if something that can potentially damage my devices occurs, it's hard for me to ignore it as unimportant.
It's basically the same answer each time for each one of those types of threads--if you aren't seeing any issues (as is more than likely the case), then it's more than likely fine. Asking the same type of thing over and over isn't going to change that answer nor will anyone be able to provide any answers about your particular devices in your particular circumstances that you are using and seeing how they are behaving.
 
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