Painted iphone 5 now speaker is muffled
Hi all, really needing your help on this. Last night I destroyed my iphone 5. I decided to paint the sides of my iphone 5 with black acrylic paint to cover up the dents and scratches. To make the long story short, after the paint job, the speakers are like mumbling or like making the "ssshhhkkk ssshhhkkkk" sound while playing a song.
I panicked. I immediately looked for a "how to open an iphone 5 speaker" video in youtube, got my toolbox, and opened it up but couldn't find anything. Though I somehow cleaned it using Qtips to remove some paint.
After I put everything back, still has the same problem.
Can you gets help me on this? I couldn't do the soak the iphone in rice thing for water damaged phones as the paint is too "thick" and the rice would not absorb something that is not that liquid. Really appreciate any help right now other than sending to apple care for an expensive repair as this is out of warranty.
Hoping for a home care remedy.