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Dust/dirt/gunk buildup around earpiece

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rman12321, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. rman12321

    rman12321 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hello, I have had my S3 for 4 months now, and I am getting a lot of buildup around the earpiece. This is due to a large gap I have around the piece, and in my other friends S3's and the ones in display at the store, they do not have such a prominent gap.

    Here is a picture [​IMG]


    I wore a yellow hoody which explains why some things stuck in there are yellow colour.

    This has just been getting worse and worse since I got it, and I've tried to clean it out using a brush or sticking something thin like paper in there to try and pry stuff out but it won't budge. I am also diagnosed with severe OCD and it is difficult to live with something like this.

    I want to ask, I am going to send it in on tuesday for a warranty repair, and I'm just wondering if something like this is covered under warranty. It does seem like a defect to me since although some peoples S3's have some dust under it, they are so small it is barely visable. Like my home button you can barely see anything under there. the earpiece however, it is just disgusting.

  2. GTWalling

    GTWalling Android Expert

    They are just going to say it is Cosmetic. If there is no physical damage or anything broken so it does not work they may try to get you to uses your insurance and pay a deductible.
  3. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    It does seem like a bigger gap than normal. Did you try some compressed air?
  4. rman12321

    rman12321 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Yes compressed air/ sticking paper in there but nothing budges. I talked to a samsung rep about it and they said if i sent it in it will get fixed so I hope they are true to their word
  5. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±

    Nice! Let us know how it turns out:)

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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