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Not enough space for a Q-tip - it's a USB Micro-B socket, so I can only just get the tip of a toothpick in there, and can't "rub" the actual connectors at all that I can see. (See http://www.usb.org/developers/docs/devclass_docs/CabConn20.pdf[^] Page 41 / 48 - or Page 33 as far as the document page numbering is concerned)
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Stupid me, I was not paying attention to the type of connector you were specifying. Um, yeah, I would just use compressed air then. I would not use a toothpick as you could damage something, but that is your call of course.
A model (Humberol) paint brush and a spray can of IPA or Contact cleaner. Model/toy shop for the brush, the spray can of contact cleaner can be got from the automotive section of most stores (the local Tesco for instance).
I solved it by powering it off, and then I used a thin pin to dig all of the gunk out of the slot. I was amazing at just how much had accumulated in there. It was USB-C, though, so it's a bit bigger than microUSB. Looking in a nearby micro USB port, it looks like a pin or needle would work on one side of the connector block in the middle, but I don't think it would fit between the connector block and the "top" of the port.
SIM card ejector tools like these ones might work well. Some of them are more flat than round, so they might actually be able to clean out the whole micro USB port.
When you've got it cleaned, you can get dust covers to pop in the port when you're not charging to prevent the buildup from happening again.
CRC makes a decent electrical contact cleaner, Griff. I don't know if it's available in the UK, but it's good stuff. You can also use brake cleaner, but it leaves a bit of residue, and it's kinda harsh on some plastics. You can use a pipe cleaner to get the residue off, but it's a bit difficult to fix a melted plastic connector. Try it on one you don't need...
A telemarketer called a random person telling benefits of buying and keeping stocks for long term and why he should have them. The person responded, "Listen, I am 80 years old. When I go out to buy bananas, I buy only 2. Who knows if I will be there to consume if I buy more.".
Which will be a threat to our environment, both in production and when thrown away. An entire industry will emerge around making the bags, researching ways to make them more reusable and finally recycling them. All this will also require new laws which are only needed to insure everybody's safety.
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His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
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