my macbook is currently full of ants! immediate help

Samarium

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Jan 6, 2008
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i left it on my table and i just came back, i am using a hairdryer to wipe them off they come out from keyboard and from the vents! help me out
 

Drumjim85

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Oct 7, 2007
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I would keep your computer off, and just leave it alone for awhile ... there can't be anything in there that they want... so once they get board and move on you should be fine ...

(at least, thats what my logic is telling me right now):confused:
 

Samarium

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Jan 6, 2008
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Ok, everything is stable now. They stopped getting out from the keys and the vents. I am scared, how should I put my computer on the freezer?
 

heatmiser

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You don't want to put it in the freezer; besides the possibility of damaging something, you'd be hard pressed to get dead ants out of the device without opening it. I'd stick with one of the sugar/honey ideas.
 

nfg315

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Feb 13, 2008
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haha, this is pretty funny

just dont let the ants go back in the macbook with the honey or sugar...that would be messy

i dont know about fridge/freezer...youll have to watch for condensation. obviously turn it off and take out the battery...after you take it back out, wait a day or so to let it dry before putting the battery back in

edit: just thought of this - get one of those canned air deals and blow them out of there
 

iToaster

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May 3, 2007
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Exactly, go buy FCP or something intensive (or just rip a DVD, I kid) and try to run it on your MB, that should make it uncomfortably warm. I dunno why they'd be in it though, maybe it's because it looks like a big shiny white tic-tac.
 

Samarium

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Jan 6, 2008
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I killed about 3-4 in the past 5 min. They get out from the keys, vents and cd slot. Typing this i killed 3 more.
 

ntrigue

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Jul 30, 2007
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My girlfriend's MacBook made me LOL every time I used it. For weeks ants would appear from the crevices. Of course she lives at Starbucks and I am sure there were plenty of crumbs to sustain life. I would leave it adjacent one of those traps (just occurred that if you placed it too close they would crawl back in and then die).

MacBook -------2 ft---------- Ant Poison -----------3 ft---------- Pile o' Moist Sugar
 
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