Bug crawled in!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by freeman727, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. freeman727 macrumors 6502

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    Last night I left the screen door open and a bunch of tiny friends flew in. A 4-5 mm tiny bug crawled into the vent of my new MBA. Are the vent covers small enough to prevent it from crawling in?
     
  2. Xgm541 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry to break it to you but it is already either gone or dead from the heat the MBA generates.
     
  3. Nioxic macrumors regular

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    its probably able to get it...
    a lot of bugs should be able to survive inside as long as the laptop doesn't run "hot" (aka high rpm on the cooler.. i'd guess 40 + degrees C. ) but IF its inside, and dead... you won't be getting it out.

    If its still inside, but not dead you can just hope that its not laying eggs or crawling inside the display... :p
     
  4. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    If your really freaked out there is one possible way (although rather nutty)

    Turn off the machine. Put the machine in a very dark closet. Put a light source in back at the vent so that only the vent is going to be getting much light.

    At times, some bugs will trope. It might go to the light.

    Told you it was crazy :D
     
  5. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I guess you'll be reporting that 10.7.1 didn't get rid of all the bugs in your Mac? :D

    Seriously, though, if it got in, eventually it will be blown out by the vent, if it didn't fly out already.
     
  6. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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  7. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Get it out. Having it die on some specific part of the machine might cause problems.

    Use light, a vacuum, or take the thing apart and get it.
     
  8. honggil macrumors member

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  9. neile45 macrumors regular

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    That's funny -

    Use compressed air to get it out.
     
  10. kilonet macrumors member

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  11. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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    Install and play COD4 whilst converting a 90 minute HD video into ipad size using handbrake.

    That should toast it
     
  12. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

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    I would want to do that first and but I'd open it up and clean it out if I were you. I am only saying this because I repair computers, and once found one that was filled with dead insects inside of it. I forgot what was wrong with it, but it was not easily fixable (board probably went out). :eek:
     

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