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An unexpected fix for odd iPhone troubles iOS devices
Recently my nearly one-year-old iPhone kept telling me that an accessory was not compatible with the iPhone, even though I had not plugged in an accessory. A few days later, I could not put my iPhone into silence mode.

After getting ready to send it in for repair, I discovered it was simply compacted debris, collected from being carried in my pocket, in the bottom port that was making the iPhone think it was plugged into something. A blast of canned air did the trick, and my iPhone is now as good as new again.
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An unexpected fix for odd iPhone troubles
Authored by: nickv2002 on Sep 03, '08 01:02:29PM

This has happened to me quite a few times, though I never got the "accessory was not compatible with iPhone" alert so it took me a while to figure it out. If you don't have compressed air handy you can try to plug and unplug headphones or blow it out yourself, but be sure to blow it out with compressed air when you get the chance.



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An unexpected fix for odd iPhone troubles
Authored by: slb on Sep 03, '08 04:42:18PM

Compressed air can push dust under the screen.
Be careful doing this.
It's better to use a Q-tip with a little (very little) rubbing alcohol.
Then use the air, but not directly using the "straw" as it will blow junk in places you don't want.
Once you get dust under the screen, it looks crappy.
I've seen people do this with all kinds of devices.



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An unexpected fix for odd iPhone troubles
Authored by: ronmtec on Sep 04, '08 05:45:54AM

So give your iPhone an enema...

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Ron



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