Probably. Have to guess since you refuse to tell what "laptop" model, brand, and where speaker grills are located.
Also never heard of a "tote wire".
I never use WD 40 around computers. Messy, useless for electronics and most other laptop, desktop and monitor parts. If you need to lube something, a tiny dab of silicone grease is recommended.
Electronics manufacturing engineer, using computers since 1962, building and repaired them for a few decades.