The constant exposure of USB C ports to air can lead to tiny airborne lint, dust and other debris entering the USB C port, which can cause irreversible damage to your device. It is therefore important to clean the USB C port regularly for your device.
In this article we have outlined 4 steps to help you clean your USB C port quickly. Read on for more information.
USB C ports
For both mobile phones and laptops, you will need to clean the USB-C port using a can of compressed air, plastic dental floss, isopropyl alcohol solution and cotton balls.
1. Switch off the device. Apply a quick jet of compressed air to the port to blow away debris. Make sure to secure the straw-like nozzle to the can so that you can spray the concentrated burst directly into the port. Repeat the previous step several times at different angles until all the debris is removed.
2. Drag the tip of the floss to the edge of the port to remove stubborn particles.
3. Wrap a cotton ball around the end of the floss and wet it with a little isopropyl alcohol. Run the cotton end around the inside of the port until all debris is removed.
4. Allow the port to dry completely (2-3 minutes) before inserting anything.
Tip: In the absence of compressed air, you can simply take a piece of disposable plastic dental floss and drag the tip of a toothpick along the edge of the port to pull debris and dust out of the USB-C port. If you find a sticky gunk, use a cotton ball dipped in a small amount of isopropyl alcohol to clean it.
You should be careful when cleaning the USB-C port. Do not insert metal objects such as blades or safety pins as this may short-circuit your device.
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