Bug in my screen...

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  1. umiwangu macrumors 6502

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    I was just browsing pictures on FB and noticed this very small (1-2mm) bug crawling IN my screen (MBP 13" mid-2009). It's gone now, but I'm wondering if this means I'll get other bugs in there eventually.

    I'm guessing there's not much I can do....
     
  2. GeekAtBirth macrumors member

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    The bug will probably die within a few days. No food = death
     
  3. umiwangu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm just wondering how the heck it got in there...
     
  4. highscheme macrumors regular

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    he should put a little bit of bug food in there for it
     
  5. umiwangu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ;-)
     
  6. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    I've had the same thing, just once though, at least 6 months ago, don't know if it got out, or is dead in there somewhere.
    i'm on an early 2008 15"
     
  7. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully it doesn't die inside of the screen... That'd bother me, knowing it was there, my eyes would go right to it.
     
  8. umiwangu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I'd rather it die than reproduce in there... and I'm sure when it does die, it'll fall down "below" the viewable area, behind the black or something like that.
     
  9. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    I suppose you're right... and I guess this is better than having ants in your computer :p
     
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  11. Yoley macrumors newbie

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    I suppose those ants are making the First Letter Of Each Word Capitalized? :p
     
  12. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    How do you know it's not the ants stepping on the shift button?




    Thanks, ants.
    Thants.
     
  13. Pax macrumors 6502a

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    My old G4 iMac got a similar sized bug in the screen. It died there & I can still see it 5 or 6 years later. It looks like a dead pixel. I have no idea how it found its way in there.

    Where I lived at the time was plagued with these tiny bugs at harvest time. They came out of the barley and crawled into any tiny gaps. We had to clean all our picture frames every year, the bugs would squeeze in between the cover glass and the picture.

    So you may be out of luck. Sorry.
     
  14. Chuushajou macrumors regular

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    LOL

    How the hell did it even get in there?! :confused:

    Does Apple cover this in their warranty plans? :rolleyes:
     
  15. metatech macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I also had some bugs (thunderflies) entering 2 of my screens the same day, 5 years ago. Fortunately one screen was an expensive Iiyama, damaged a few days before the 3-years warranty period, so I could send it for repair. The other screen, in an Acer laptop, had the dead flies at the same place for the last 5 years. Fortunately they are located in the bottom taskbar and on the far right of the screen, so it is no so much disturbing.
    Here is a tip it they still alive : press gently on the screen with your thumb, so that they are forced to walk towards the border of the screen, and when they are very close to the border, press strongly on the screen so that they are crushed. One of the flies first walked up to the center of the screen, but with this trick I was able to force it to go all the way back to the border...
    Good luck !
    metatech
     
  16. umiwangu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ;-)

    I have no idea, and I'm guessing it's not covered by warranty.

    Unfortunately that won't work with a glass screen...
     
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  18. Pax macrumors 6502a

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    Where were you 5 years ago? That's pure genius! Mine was a thunderfly too. Little b*****ds. Do you know what they eat? Maybe you could bribe them out with cheese, or cornflakes, or something.
     

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