I've got bugs in my laptop!! (walking variety)

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  1. Ish macrumors 68000

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    Sometimes when I'm working at my laptop a tiny bright red spidery thing comes out of it. Just now I was typing and a thrip walked out of the miniscule gap between the lid and the hinge! :eek: I could swear it waved at me before it went back in.

    Now where's that connection that says report this bug to Apple . . .

    Hope they're not eating anything in there.
     
  2. TequilaBoobs macrumors 6502a

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    if you soaked your notebook in water, would it drown the critter...?
     
  3. Ish thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Maybe I should put it in the freezer for a couple of hours!
     
  4. chex macrumors regular

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    would that affect the LCD?

    maybe spray a bit of bug spray around?
     
  5. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    Nah.. stick in the microwave and blow the sucker up!


    disclaimer: do not actually try this.
     
  6. AaronM58 macrumors member

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    I hope...for your sake...that it isn't poisonous :p
     
  7. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    I hope...for your sake...that it doesn't like wires. :eek:
     
  8. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    I would freezer it. But not for too long. You dont want any concendensation building up behind the screen or anything crazy like that
     
  9. mfacey macrumors 65816

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    You'd have to be out of your mind to do that! :eek:

    Just open it up and squish the critters.
     
  10. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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    you're not alone. i have one or two ants in my macbook. nothing bad yet though, just annoying. they come up through the vents or one time through the keys.
     
  11. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    Have you thought about rendering some videos? The heat alone might do it.
     
  12. munckee macrumors 65816

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    Maybe some simple compressed air would convince the critter to move along?
     
  13. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    What you might try is to purchase some of those "roach motel" type bug traps for the critters you have. Obviously get something for the type of bug. Then place your laptop near the bug trap. It might lure the bugs out of your laptop and into the trap. Bring the bugs out, don't put bug killer spray in.

    Or let an ant eater play with your laptop.
     
  14. e12a macrumors 68000

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    I had a tiny crawling thing once in my screen. It died in the left part of the frame out of sight. Those red spider things...are you talking about those really really small ones like a little bit bigger than a period?

    but yes, use the infamous CD/C2D heat and fry those buggers. then while the computer's off, shake it with the vents facing down.
     
  15. Kaiser Phoenix macrumors 6502

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    Thats a brilliant idea to be honest.
     
  16. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    That and you can also get a fully cooked meal out of it too. In the end it is worth it. If you can't bring yourself to eat the little 'bugger' (pun intended) just think of the starving children in Africa.
     
  17. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Be thankful it hasn't taken up residence in your ear canal. Have a rolled up newspaper handy the next time he decides to make his presence known. Lay the smackdown and let him know what you're cooking.
     
  18. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Can I say that honestly - i'd be FREAKING OUT, the darn thing would either be on its way to Apple to get rid of them, or i'd be at the Genius Bar for them to do it.

    I DON'T DO BUGS (and yes, i know i live in FL king big bug state - they stay outside where they belong :p)

    YUCK.:eek:
     
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    HEY!! I had a bug inside my Apple Cinema Display.

    It crawled half way through my screen and I pressed on the screen. BAD MOVE on my part as it squished the bug and now it looks like a big clutch of dead pixels on my screen. Completley ruining the display, and apple wont repair it ? :(
     
  21. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    HMPH.

    A dead bug is a good bug.
     
  22. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    This has to be the funniest thread i have ever seen.

    but definitely, rendering videos, possibly download Fan Contorl, turn the fans up for a couple of hours, shocked when you think about the CD drive is a very inviting place for bugs, now im frantically searching the two 17 inchers looking for a bug...a lot of room, possibly a colony.
     
  23. Bad Paper macrumors 6502

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    A friend of mine had an ant colony (queen and all) living in his old router. It was a very warm and friendly environment for them. I'm not sure turning up the heat will help. I am a big fan of killing them one by one. I actually got rid of a bad flea infestation that way. It was a few weeks of work, but then all bugs are gone.
     
  24. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    I third this idea (or some other processor intense task).
     
  25. AaronM58 macrumors member

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    This thread amazes me...
    Great way to waste time at work...Haha.
     

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