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Fibers building up in ethernet port

283 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 13, 2012 10:11 AM by Brandon Sky RSS
Brandon Sky Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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Aug 13, 2012 9:13 AM

Something weird is going on with my Ethernet port. Yellow fibers appear to have built up in my Ethernet port. Here's an image I taken:

 

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See the yellow splotches? That is what I'm talking about.

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  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,200 points)
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    Aug 13, 2012 9:22 AM (in response to Brandon Sky)

    Brandon Sky wrote:

     

    See the yellow splotches? That is what I'm talking about.

    Just barely. No offense, but your focus s-u-c-k-s big time...

     

    Anyway, buy a "compressed air duster" can from Office Depot or the like and blast the things outta there.

     

    Hopefully it wasn't someone's ear being scratched with the connector prior to putting it in the Mac!

     

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,200 points)
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    Aug 13, 2012 9:48 AM (in response to Brandon Sky)

    I would have preferred the compressed air option. If you bend the gold connectors while prodding with the paper roll, the Ethernet port is toast and probably not covered by warranty ("user damage" they'll say).

     

    As for the where whodunnit, look deep in the bag/sleeve/case you put it in. Maybe the Mac munched on a Twinkie and forgot to brush its teeth afterwards...

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,200 points)
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    Aug 13, 2012 10:02 AM (in response to Brandon Sky)

    Time to do a CSI on the evidence. Is it really a fiber? What or who has your Mac come in contact with recently?

     

    What with the "detailed" picture, really hard to do a profound analysis of the offending substance.

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