Ants In My Keyboard

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by shady825, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    No this is not a Joke...
    As I was just browsing the forum (in my garage with the MacBook) a super little ant went on my keyboard and right as I saw him he went under the "J" key on the keyboard... Is it possible the ant could some how short anything out???
    I dont know how the hell Im gonna get this little bastard outta there now!?
    If nothing is at risk then he can just come out whenever he wants but I dont know if its possible for him to do any damage in there...

    Anybody??

    Thanks.
     
  2. Apple all life macrumors 6502

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    Did you do this: jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj and try to kill him? Or go on Hulu and activate the fan. I dont think you can do anything and I dont think he cant do anything. Just enjoy your friend for now, I am sure he wont do any harm.
     
  3. shady825 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Haha thanks! Glad you didnt think this was a joke...
    No I didnt mash him with JJJJJJJJJJJJ!! HAHA! I honestly didnt know what to do!! I was like WTF!?!?!?!
     
  4. Apple all life macrumors 6502

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    I can't seem him do anything bad, so you should be ok I wouldn't worry about it. But keep your screen open so he can get out, or he isnt going to get out and die there.
     
  5. shady825 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yea I hope he wants to leave soon! I couldnt imagine him wanting to stay long with no food in there but like you said I hope he doesnt die in there or something...

    Im sure its nothing but how bad would that suck if my Mac got fried out cause of a little ant!? haha! thanks again!
     
  6. shady825 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    He came out!!!! :D

    Im ripping a dvd. Probably got a little hot in there! ;)

    Thanks again... Sorry for the stupidity
     
  7. lilchub101 macrumors member

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    that would really bug me because I bring my macbook to bed to watch shows on netflix whale i fall asleep it would suck if the ant like came out of your keyboard and in to your mouth lol but on a serious note your fine I don't see it messing any thing up he might kill him self though
     
  8. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Check the next time you make an image selection and make sure you have all the marching ants.... :p
     
  9. shady825 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    HAHA yea hes out now (see above post)

    Did you purposely spell MacBook with a K in your sig?? (macKbook)
     
  10. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    F'reals though, go take a speed typing test online. Crush any other little suckers in there....hahahahahha
     
  11. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    that pun was SO intended
     
  12. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

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    You are lucky he didn't get far enough in to fry your graphics hardware!

    This machine had a logic board that wouldn't power any inverter board with any LCD, after a trip to a very shady shop. This little guy was found under the GPU heatsink.

    With Apple's trademark thermal paste application. he didn't stand a chance. I tried to poke him off with a toothpick and he disintegrated immediately.

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  13. shady825 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    God that would be all I need!! Thankfully I was ripping a dvd so I think that made him leave early, I imagine it would be pretty hot in there!
     
  14. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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  15. shady825 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    HA!

    Hey its not letting me attach anything in PM's right now... Ill keep trying tho.
     
  16. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    No worries!
     
  17. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

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    I went to attach them so it'd shrink them but the forum's server bought off some island for 20 rupees didn't want to take any. Shrinking is too much work.
     
  18. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Hahahahahahahahaha, it's all good. Shady was complaining that the attach feature wasn't working either.

    I think part of it is that loads are way up with the new MBP announcements and the iPhone 3GS coming out.
     
  19. shady825 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    IT WORKED! BOUT TIME!!!

    You might not like it but Im just used to it. Its close to the 2.2 you posted...
    I did this one myself.. 4 or 5 tries and this was the best I got doing it myself..
     

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  20. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    haha...thanks for saying that before I did.

    Sorry OP (I had to do this), but your 'pet ant' is probably chillin' right in between your fan & hard drive...just enjoying the heat wave with a nice cool breeze - throw some bread crumbs in the spacebar key, so the 'guy' can eat, gees!!! :p

    But really, I got no suggestion, except for laying an ant trap next to your MacBook. Or to save a life, put the Mac back in your garage, and see if he'll return home to his pals....poor guy :p

    CrackBookPro:cool:
     
  21. theARNSKI macrumors regular

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    Use canned air and try to blow him out!

    Hey you might kill 2 birds with one stone there: blowing out the ant and getting rid of dust or whatever is underneath x]
     
  22. testcard macrumors 68020

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    Get a RAID device - I understand that stuff gets rid of ants and cockroaches. :D Comes in easy-to-use aerosol can too.
     
  23. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    that's great...I like the pun. :p You have RAID in your computer?

    CrackBookPro:cool:
     
  24. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Even though we both have 9C89, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say your panel has a slightly different response than mine, as that profile is way yellow for me...
     
  25. Hugh macrumors 6502a

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    Posting this as I read this thread... LOL

    This ad was at the bottom of the window (google ad) and thought it was funny that it came up.
     

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