Jessica asked: How do I clean the hold button on an iPod? My iPod’s hold button is dirty, and I don’t know how to clean it. I’d really love to know how to so that I can. Hope you can help.
With all of the use that the hold button gets, it’s no surprise that dirt and grime start to build up on it. Under the hold button are important electronic parts that cannot get wet. Because of this, we will use a dry method of cleaning and removing the dirt.
You Will Need:
- Soft cloths
- Cotton balls or cotton swabs
Steps to Clean the Button:
Since moisture is dangerous with sensitive electronics, it is best to do the cleaning by brushing away the dirt and grime that has built up.
- Start with a cotton swab to gently wipe the area around the button.
- If the dirt is around the edges, use a toothpick to gently scrape around the edges.
- Brush the loosened dirt away with a cotton ball or cotton swab.
- Clean the button as well as possible. If some dirt remains, it is alright as long as it does affect the performance of the button.
- Some dirt will not come loose without moisture. However, introducing moisture to this sensitive area is risky and may cause damage to the device. If you must moisten your tools, make sure that you remove as much water as possible from the tool before applying it to your ipod, and only use them on the exterior of the button, never in the crack.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Malfunctioning hold buttons can be a problem with the iPod. Unfortunately, cleaning the button will not fix the problem. There are contact support numbers that can be called on the Apple website. Depending on the warranty, it may be replaceable.