Crap! There's an ant in my computer!

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  1. inlimbo macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I little black ant just crawled across the hinge between the keyboard and screen on my PB. So I tried to blow him off and he crawled in one of the little rectangular holes in that gap! How do I get the little buggar out of there?!? Maybe I have squashed him typing this message - serves him right!
     
  2. lopresmb macrumors 6502

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    he probably won't last long in there as it is, pb's get pretty hot, but getting him out is the issus, someone else had a similar problem, search through the forums to see if you can find it.

    --also try doing something processor intensive (watch DVD or edit video, ect..) and see if you can get all your fans running, maybe he'll blow out of there.
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Or... you could just put a little blob of honey or jam near the computer - he'll go for it and will be out of there.
     
  4. inlimbo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great idea! Maybe this will tempt his sweet tooth...
     

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  5. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    umm, it would probably be better a little farther from the computer.
     
  6. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    I've caught a carpenter ant or two checking out my G5.

    They're history! Mwahaha! :D
     
  7. Xephian macrumors 6502a

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    Ants seem to always go in any Mac. There was another problem like this at [H]ardForum.
     

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