How to clean the ear speaker on moto droid?

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  1. bbohannon

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    I got my droid the day it came out. I have kept very good care of it but over time a bit of debris has collected in my ear speaker. What's the best way without damaging anything?
     
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    I just shoot it with a couple shots of air, never seen anything go under the screen from doing this.
     
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    Exactly what id suggest. Go to any office max/depot, they have air canisters for clearing out junk under your keys. Should fix it no problem
     
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    I'll give it a try. Thanks!
     
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    I believe I damaged the ear speaker by trying to clean it.

    Anyone else had this problem? The ear sound is kinda weird right now, like it's vibrating or something (Just like when you press that "thing" in the center on normal speakers)
     
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    Just a fair warning: Dont just put the canister right to the speaker right away. Keep it a few centimeters away, and move in closer and closer. If you dont have to put it right to the earpeice to get the gunk out, dont
     
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    I fold a piece of scotch tape, sticky side out, against a flat head screwdriver or a paperclip. Then I lightly insert it into the opening of the earpiece. It's like a little lint roller.
     
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    You can try an eyeglass lens cleaning cloth. Or instead try a little rubbing alcohol on a paper towel. Not soaking wet, just enough to pick up the dirt.
     
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    This works for me every time. Gee and I thought I was the only clever one to use scotch tape and a paperclip. :)
     
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    This is the best way to clean the earpiece. Blowing into the earpiece might damage it.
     
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    old tooth brush is what i used.
     
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    I have an ex g/f that needed that advice ;)
    I second that notion tho, either the tape or cloth + rubbing alcohol.
     
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