Speaker Grille Gunk

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  1. PAUL BRIAN macrumors member

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    I've been too scared of scratching mine to use a vacuum cleaner. Might have to find a can of compressed air...
     
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    none of this worked for me... Just live with it. I even tried using a slightly damp cloth.
     
  5. chilipie macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not surprised that didn't work - you need something that gets inside the grill.
     
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    I don't think it's dust. I think it's just the way the aluminum looks when it's laser cut. It just leaves a bunch of discolored aluminum. It's not :apple:'s fault, it's the machining process they use.
     
  7. chilipie macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't think this was what the OP was talking about, but I'm not sure now! I know on my MBP there are bits of gunk that have got into holes in the speaker grill - these weren't there when I opened the box, so I know it's not the machining process.
     
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    Oh, I thought he was talking about the dust that appears to be around the speaker holes. The dust as always been there for me, but I can only see it in low-level lighting conditions.
     
  9. chilipie macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, can't say I've ever noticed that myself. What rev. MBP do you have, out of interest?
     
  10. PAUL BRIAN thread starter macrumors member

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    this is regarding the new MBP... there is a watermark-like thing splattered all over the grille. you can only see it in low level light and in certain angles. i can live with it im just OC :)
     
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    Ah okay, wasn't what I was thinking of then! :)
     
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    Solution?

    Hey so has anyone ever found a fix for this?

    My original MBP did not have this issue but the replacement does. Not a big deal but I'd like to get rid of it if possible.
     
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    I use a toner vacuum; of course I had said vacuum to begin with.
     

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