Insect behind screen

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  1. smwatson macrumors 6502a

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    I just turned on my iMac, to see what appeared to be a small insect crawling on the screen. I attempted to wipe it off, only to find it is behind the screen itself, and I was seeing its shadow. Iv tried several things to kill it, but it just keeps crawling around. Every now and then, it will go "off the screen", only to return some minutes later. I presume it will eventually die, but i want to know what the solution is if i have the problem of a dead insect stuck behind me screen :confused:
     
  2. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    Time to disect your iMac!
    Take the back off and blow it out. Seems like the only logical solution.:D
     
  3. smwatson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Seems a little drastic. I really dont want to take the back off my baby, knowing me ill break it :rolleyes:
     
  4. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Try and see if taking a computer vacuum to the fans would draw it out, though I don't see how that would work, but I don't know how the iMac is built so....

    Wow, that's wierd. The backlight should fry it. :confused:
     
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    Ah hahahaha I can't stop laughing... I can just picture sitting at the screen watching a little bug moving around... oh man... Its like that commercial where the cock roach starts crawling on your screen and it looks so real; though it is real in this case.
     
  8. smwatson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lol. It is funny, in a scary way. I might video it...:rolleyes:
     
  9. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    i had that problem about a year ago....eventually the bug vanished. Dont know if it escaped or died inside the machine
     
  10. smwatson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What happens if it dies and im left with the corpse on my screen?

    Actually, no it would just fall down off the screen (hopefully). If not, then it will be the first bug iv experienced with OSX :D

    Usually its windows that gets all the bugs

    Ok enough bug jokes :rolleyes:
     
  11. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    i had a bug get stuck in my keyboard once, i just left it because it wasnt doing anything, i couldnt see it. i wonder if it made it out alive:rolleyes:
     
  12. smwatson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ha keyboard is easy just turn it upside down and shake :cool:
     
  13. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I've heard people complaining before that they have what appears to be a dead fly on their iMac screen. This is usually 6 months or more after purchase.
     
  14. smwatson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My insect friend died a tragic death late last night *cries* Pretty much fried alive as i ripped DVD and did some Photoshop stuff :D
     
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    When is the memorial service? Should I wear black or grey?

    ;) :rolleyes: :D
     
  16. dansgil macrumors regular

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    Did he die while he was visible on the screen? Can you see him still?
     
  17. smwatson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    He was sitting on the bluetooth icon still for about 3 minutes. I tapped the screen and he fell..........(im guessing hes dead, if not, then he will be soon *evil cackle*)
     
  18. ^squirrel^ macrumors 6502a

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    Someone i spoke to on Hexus.net forum decided to do the following....

    Switched his screen off, put a desk lamp above the tft and then the buggers flew out and started hanging around the lamp!

    Seriously try it, it will probably work.
     
  19. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    My thoughts exactly chairguru22! :D
     

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