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cleaning dock connector

9314 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2009 1:44 PM by SteveDC RSS
mattcastledine Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Feb 13, 2009 1:26 PM
Hi all

Had my iPhone a few months now but there is quite a collection of debris building up in the dock connector I've blown it gently but it's not made much difference....so what the best way to clean it out properly?
Cheers
Matt
HP Pavillion, Windows XP, iPhone 3G 8GB, iPod 4th Generation 20GB, Nano 4th Generation 8G, Shuffle 2nd Gen
  • Envision99 Level 4 Level 4 (1,165 points)
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    Feb 13, 2009 1:41 PM (in response to mattcastledine)
    You could get a can of compressed air and blow it out (don't tip the can upside down or it will shoot out the freezing liquid). If there is anything that won't come off with the air, take a brush with gentle bristles and brush it off then shoot it with the compressed air again.
    16GB iPhone 3G and PC: Q6600, 4GB RAM, 8800 GTX, 2TB Storage, Windows Vista
  • SteveDC Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
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    Feb 14, 2009 2:40 AM (in response to Envision99)
    Good idea. Avoid blowing air into the adjacent speaker or microphone to avoid possible damage to them.

    I wish there were rubber caps for that connector and the headphone jack one could use to help keep them clean and water out.
    Thinkpad X61s, Windows XP Pro, iPhone 3G iPod nano
  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,715 points)
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    Feb 14, 2009 11:47 AM (in response to SteveDC)
    SteveDC wrote:
    I wish there were rubber caps for that connector and the headphone jack one could use to help keep them clean and water out.

    There are a few cases that have dock port and headset jack covers (Swtcheasy, iSkn and others). You might suggest to Apple that they be included with the phone:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
    MacPro Quad Core, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iPhone 3G (2.2) AirPort Extreme
  • SteveDC Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
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    Feb 14, 2009 1:44 PM (in response to modular747)
    I'll do that now. Thank you.
    Thinkpad X61s, Windows XP Pro, iPhone 3G iPod nano

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