Sand in home button

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  1. kzr22

    kzr22 New Member

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    Over the weekend i was out at the beach and i got sand in my home button. The button still works but its very tough to push and theres still sand in it. I tried running a knife and other sharp objects around it but taht didnt work. Im considering opening it up but idk how or if it can be put back with no damage.

    any tips?
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    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You can open up the iPod and try fixing it, but it is risky. I've done it before, to replace the digitizer. Trust me, be careful.

    You could also try using some canned air, but it probably won't work.

    Either way, open it up as a last resort.
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    kzr22 New Member

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    i want to open it up but the home button works at this point its just annoying so i guess i wolnt risk it

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    try using a vacuum cleaner
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    rcfreak339 New Member

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    Yes, If it works don't try anything. You could try using compressed air perhaps but other then that I don't see another fix.
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    kolko New Member

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    Be glad the sand didn't scratch it, sand is the most dangerous thing for scratches.

    Lay the iPod upside down on a table with the home button off the table, leave it there for a night. Some sand might come loose and drop

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  7. DisneyRicky

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    Try the canned air thing or use an air compressor set to like 100 PSI or higher. Might help a little!

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    Don't try to open it up!

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