Will Apple clean my iPhone speaker covered in dust?

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  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    The head piece that you put your ear to is covered in dust. If I bring to an Apple Store and it is still under warranty, will they clean it for free?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Unless it left the factory covered in dust due to a manufacturing issued I doubt it.
     
  3. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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  4. Sheldonsmith macrumors regular

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    A Q-tip with rubbing alcohol and a can of compressed air will do the trick.
     
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  6. Nicholas.C macrumors 6502a

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    Woouldnt use a hoover.. too much static! Youll say goodbye to the phone.
     
  7. Kendo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But won't that push the dust into the phone?
     
  8. charlituna macrumors G3

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    Why not? Certainly they would rather someone make an appt for that than try something they read online that broke something.

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    The trick is in your touch. Dab lightly with the qtip after you use the air. Blow it in short bursts across, not into the grill.
     
  9. Caris macrumors 6502a

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  10. noobinator macrumors 601

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    What about dust/dirt deep IN the speakers and lightning port? Mine is nasty. How do you clean that?
     
  11. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Because this is not an claim you can make under the warranty: that covers manufacturing defects. They could charge you to clean it...
     
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  13. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a

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    If you pay them they will do it for sure :D haha
     
  14. braddick macrumors 68040

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    It's an iPhone, not a Droid.
    Best to use an expensive toothbrush, pinkies extended.
     
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  16. Caris macrumors 6502a

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    In all seriousness one of the best thing to clean any electrical equipment such as iPhones, MacBooks etc is a lens brush used for cameras, you can also squeeze the top to blow air out.

    I use one on my iPhone every week or so and all the ports are crystal clean.
     
  17. Puff daddy macrumors newbie

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    Run it under sum water! Should get it all out
     
  18. charlituna macrumors G3

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    They don't charge you to answer your stupid user questions, they don't charge you for restoring the software. This is no different

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    That's a terrible suggestion. You don't know if that toothbrush is static safe. If it's not and you are rubbing it around it could build up a charge and zap something.

    If you are going to use a brush you are best off going to an electronics or camera shop and getting a certified ESD safe brush. It will cost a bit more but should hold up for a while since you won't be using it daily (I hope). Or even places like ifixit.
     
  19. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    ^+1.

    Don't make it into rocket science men.
     

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