New MBP! but Spider hiding underneath keyboard, HELP!

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  1. megamouse macrumors member

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    Just got my shinny new MBP a few days ago (go assignment, can't wait)

    But when I was typing on it today, I felt my fingers were a bit itching, then I looked closer.


    IT IS A SPIDER! :eek:


    it was crawling all over the place, between my finders, the trackpad and I was shaking my hands like crazy.

    Unfortunately I didn't shake it far away, it landed right next to my shinning new toy and it quickly crawled its way back to my esc key, and now hiding directly beneath it.

    I am trying to blow it out with my mouth and a camera blower, it holds on to the key with its legs around the edge. Help!! I don't want it to contaminate my new MBP :mad::mad:

    any good ideas????:confused::confused:
     
  2. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    There's no food in there, it will leave eventually.

    Cheers,
     
  3. megamouse thread starter macrumors member

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    good thing I don't eat snack on my MBP, but can it crawl into the logic board or other parts from keyboard???
     
  4. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Possibly, depends how small it is, they can get into some pretty tight places. You could try canned air, that stuff is pretty high pressure and cold. Might convince it to move but some of that stuff leaves a slight residue you may not want on your new screen.

    Perhaps cover the screen before trying it. Here's to hope it leaves on its own. :eek:

    Cheers,
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Have you tried luring him out with spider pr0n on your screen. Try this.


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  6. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Uh... well... don't think spiders are visually stimulated in that way but novel approach :)

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  7. calculus Guest

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    How old are you in that picture?
     
  8. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Take the key off, remove spider, replace key.
     
  9. cristo macrumors regular

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    More like: take key off, spider runs to adjacent key, take off next key, etc..
     
  10. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Ah, so true!
     
  11. calculus Guest

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    It's clearly a very clever spider for choosing to live under the 'escape' key, it will always have a way out.

    Now, if only it could be persuaded to move to underneath 'delete'...
     
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  13. calculus Guest

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    Did the ER manage to remove yours for you? :D
     
  14. megamouse thread starter macrumors member

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    ah, the nearest B&Q shop is like 50 miles away, I am currently on photo assignment on the Highlands......

    Will use the camera blower again.....thx for the idea mate



    the troubleis , I am not entirely sure of its sexual preference

    that sounds like a good idea, will ask around for one





    thx guys for your input, keep me laughing through this anxious time :rolleyes:
     
  15. megamouse thread starter macrumors member

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    I was thinking to half-press the esc key to scare it out, but then I could accidentally kill it by pressing too hard - don't want to leave bug fluid beneath my new keyboard....
     
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  17. megamouse thread starter macrumors member

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    I was thinking to half-press the esc key to scare it out, but then I could accidentally kill it by pressing too hard - don't want to leave bug fluid beneath my new keyboard....


    ah, by the way guys, what does Fn + F5 on your mac do?
     
  18. megamouse thread starter macrumors member

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    :(:( i'm afraid so, porn seems to be the answer for almost all the situations, even in a volatile market like today
     
  19. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    Fire is always a good idea, just get a lighter on that b*!$h. :p

    Or you could just get on with it and just use a vacuum, or just squash it
     
  20. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    I have it set to refresh a page because that's what I was used to. Why?
     
  21. MowingDevil macrumors 68000

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    Not to mention all the bad luck that would come with killing the spider.
    Read these forums to know the last thing you want is your expensive shiny new Mac to be JINXED!!! Next thing you know tangerines, green tea or sex juice is finding ways to spray all over your keyboard....I'm not even kidding!
     
  22. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    If canned air persuasion does not work. I would press the key and squish the pest. Then remove key and clean the area.

    You don't want it to lay eggs and have hundreds of microscopic baby spiders running around in your computer.:eek:
     
  23. megamouse thread starter macrumors member

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    i was thinking to set the Fn key along for Desktop on Expose,

    all combinations involve the Fn and Fx keys do nothing except for Fn + F5 and F9 to 12

    I know Fn + F9 to 12 is for expose, just not sure what Fn + F5 for.

    When I press them, the mice cursor disappears, maybe that's the refresh :rolleyes:
     
  24. megamouse thread starter macrumors member

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    I have read about them when searching the forum, but then their problems did not involve living creatures....



    ahhhhhh, definitely not, well I have to pray before I do it though.
     
  25. Tensakun macrumors 6502

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    Oh man, if there were ever a Saturday morning cartoon series called "Mac Adventures!" this would definitely be an episode...:cool:

    Maybe apply a bit of spidey pheromone (available in the pesticides department of the AppleStore) just above the keys and then brush the horny bugger off your machine when he/she rushes out.
     

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