I know this sounds weird, but how did this happen?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iaddict, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. iaddict macrumors 6502

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    I have a live little, gnat like object crawling around inside the monitor of my iMac. I tried to squish it from the outside (since that's where I thought it was) but it kept moving. I've never seen anything like this before so I'm a little curious to know if anyone else has ever has this happen. Surely this thing can't live forever, and when it does die, it will appear as a little speck forever on my screen?
     
  2. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

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    WOW.

    That's a first for me, never heard of something like this with any computer before! :D Is it possible your intruder jumped in during your iMac's manufacturing at the plant?

    Take a picture, this is very very interesting stuff.
     
  3. iaddict thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how do I take a picture of it?

    I don't know how to do that so can someone please tell me how I can get a picture of a part of my desktop?
     
  4. sk8mash macrumors 6502a

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    With a camera?
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Is it a white iMac or an Aluminum iMac?

    The Aluminum models you can remove the glass cover over the screen. Search here or google for instructions.
     
  6. zackkmac macrumors 6502a

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    That IS weird! I had some kind of dead bug fall out my speaker grille on my [aluminum] iMac! I'm being 100% serious. :eek:
     
  7. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    do you mean take a screenshot and have it magically get caught in the image captured?


    :apple: shift 3 :rolleyes:
     
  8. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

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    Errr, with a camera? :p
     
  9. Moks macrumors member

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    Living in the Philippines for 4 years had big problems with ants - loved DVD cases for some reason, but also moved into my iBook. Hundreds inside main body (no joking) - give the case a tap and they'd coming pouring out the vent grill to investigate. Never saw any walking on inside of screen though. After clearing them out kept iBook within a circle of 'Ant Chalk' drawn on table, which kept all but most persistent individuals away.
     
  10. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    is that stuff real? if so thats awesome lol
     
  11. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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  12. macworkerbee macrumors 6502

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    I haven't had bugs behind in my screen but I have had a hair work it's way slowly down the inside of my ACD. At first I thought it was a crack and then realize it was a hair as it moved down. Probably got in there at the factory I guess.

    Also, my G5 Quad came with a tootsie roll in the bottom of the box. I didn't eat it but thought it was nice of Apple to give me candy! :D
     
  13. iaddict thread starter macrumors 6502

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    gnat is either dead or gone

    I tried to take a picture of the gnat with my camera but the thing was too small for the camera to capture. I haven't seen it around for awhile, so it either was able to find an escape path or died. Either way, I can't see it on my screen right now so I am relieved that I won't be having that thing around on my screen forever. It still seems really strange that something like the monitor, which I thought was sealed tightly, could end up with some tiny creature moving around on the inside of it.
     
  14. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

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    What if it laid its eggs inside your iMac and the babies will grow up and eat your processor? :eek:
     
  15. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    uh oh! then you would only have a single core!

    horrible joke.. :rolleyes:
     
  16. atlanticza macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, my fault. It must be one of my virtual ants. Found an ant nest (and eggs) in my router, attracted there its warmth!
     
  17. Zortrium macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried using a debugger? I think Xcode comes with one.
     
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  19. Moks macrumors member

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    Ant chalk...

    Yeah, ant chalk is for real. Looks like regular chalk, but ants (and other small creepy crawlies) won't walk over it. Lasts a few days before having to redraw the circle. Doesn't kill them though unless they get covered in the powder. Probably made of something nasty & banned in all civilized countries! The other solution would be to surround iBook with water, as ants don't swim either, but not very practical.
     
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  21. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Are you sure it isn't from that lice or crab problem you have? :p
     
  22. rfruth macrumors regular

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  23. NathanCH macrumors 65816

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    Oh my! There's a bug on my screen. Get it off!
     
  24. jacksam101 macrumors member

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    Thank goodness nobody has had this in an iPhone yet - or there would be class action lawsuits and millions of separate forum threads on here!

    My suggestion to the OP would be to lift off the screen (use a couple of sucker pads) and see if anything falls out when tilting the iMac (Presuming its an Alu iMac)

    Otherwise - think of it as an individualist screensaver :)
     
  25. macenforcer macrumors 65816

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    Um did you say sucker pads? LOL.
     

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