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

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 (12,950 points)

    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!

     

     

  • Brandon Sky Level 1 (35 points)

    I now removed the fibers using a small roll of paper. Just take a small piece of paper, roll it and put it in the Ethernet port. Where is this fiber coming from?

  • Courcoul Level 6 (12,950 points)

    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...

  • Brandon Sky Level 1 (35 points)

    Where did this fiber come from?

  • Courcoul Level 6 (12,950 points)

    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.

  • Brandon Sky Level 1 (35 points)

    Probably dust. But how did it turn yellow? The fibers appear yellow, which is weird. This fiber is also hard to remove, luckily I successfully removed it with a paper roll.