Can macbook pro attract ants ?

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  1. phantom3334 macrumors newbie

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    this thread isn't for joking really, I'm worried. was sitting and saw an ant crawling near my macbook but not anywhere on it or closer. can those machines attract ants without any reason : sugar on it, food, or unclean macbook.
    I assure you that my machine is totally clean. never ate near it. probably this is the first time I saw an ant near it, maybe came from somewhere behind.


    I used to notice ants crawling on the screen of my past HP Pavilion. but this one wasn't clean.
     
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  3. devburke Guest

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    Hahahahaha are you sure this isn't a joke?

    I saw an ant crawl near my friend Mike once, maybe Mike attracts ants too!
     
  4. kimosaabee macrumors member

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    one of the weirdest posts i've seen... I can't even begin to know what to say to this
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    By themselves? No.

    If you spill something on it, or near it, then yes, that substance can attract ants.
     
  6. kimosaabee macrumors member

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    LOL!

    buy a mac and attract ants....
     
  7. phantom3334 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    not a joke.

    I think there was food underneath the box I used to put my mac on it and use it. this where it came from.
    I'm not really sure if there are ants in the machine now. this is the reason I'm worried

    I think if you saw some ant near your macbook you'll be worried too :), nothing funny about this :)
     
  8. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    Relax, play a game...up the comps temp and burn those little bastards out... That'll learn em:)
     
  9. LAS.mac macrumors 6502

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    ...find a girlfriend? :cool:
     
  10. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Only when I eat ice cream off the palm rests.
     
  11. devburke Guest

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    Well food can certainly attract ants. Including food on a Macbook Pro.
     
  12. phantom3334 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  13. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    That's not good, you should have your friend Mike test his SCI, or Sugar Content Index. If he has a high SCI then he will be much more likely to attract ants!
     
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  16. womble2k2 macrumors regular

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    Well, it's got me wondering now.

    How many ants would it take to move a MBP?

    Phil
     
  17. covertyows macrumors member

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    u win at life
     
  18. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    Weird only a couple months ago I read about the exact same problem. I think the conclusion was he dropped food in his MBP.
     
  19. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    That's a good question. If they can lift (x) times their body weight I'm sure someone that didn't fail Algebra 2 could figure it out.:p
     
  20. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

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    Any chance the ant could have just been there and it was totally unrelated to your macbook?
     
  21. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    no....the fan is made of sugar....

    this is why you have all the ants...
     
  22. m3kilpat macrumors regular

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    Well macs are sweet, so there's your problem.
     
  23. Brandon Heat macrumors regular

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    psh, i'll take ants any day... mine attracts bears
     
  24. devburke Guest

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    I tried to ask ChaCha, but unfortunately I was temporarily out of answers.
     
  25. sauer228 macrumors member

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    Apple really needs to address this problem. I've had it with Apple. I'm not buying another MBP until they get BR, matte screens, and insect repellent modules inside the casing.
     

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