No Joke!!! There's an ant stuck b/w the glass and screen on my 27" iMac?

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  1. tungo529 macrumors member

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    I wish I could take a picture of it, but every picture that I've taken so far has developed into a blurry hue. At, first, I thought the screen was just dirty, until upon closer examination did I discover that this little f*cker is an ant.

    It's stuck between the glass and actual monitor directly below the Safari icon in the dock that I have left at the bottom of the screen. I have a feeling that it crawled in through the speakers on the bottom of the monitor, next to where the ram modules sit. I hope it's not planning to nest and start an entire colony on my i7 8GB iMac! That would suck.

    Would Applecare cover this? I've heard that the whole glass can be pulled off with the use of a very strong suction cup. I really have no idea where to go from here, as it's not a hardware failure, but these little suckers are trippy and can invade like it's armageddon. Help me out guys!

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    lol..

    Reminds me of the time when my friends laptop had a hair between the glass and the monitor of his ASUS laptop. It was pretty much impossible for the hair to come from him so we figured it came from the manufacturing plant with some dudes hair. He had to take his laptop apart to get it out.

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    I don't really think AppleCare will cover this... call them though - and make sure to record the phone conversation :p I'm sorta expecting the other guy to laugh.

    There's a chance the ant though will just make its own way out - if it likes the place, it's gotta get out and report it to his mates, or just get out cause it wants to look for other things. So, i think its time to go ant watching :p

    [EDIT:] lol
     
  3. bjmach macrumors 6502

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    Why not just try using some glass suctions and pulling the glass of and removing the ant?? Might save you some time, it sounds like the glass can pull off pretty easy with suction cups
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I'd leave this image on the screen for a while. He'll surely get the message.


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  5. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    hahahaha I love it. Scare the s**t outta an ant with the 27" screen! haha :)
     
  6. ecks618 macrumors 6502

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    Obviously the ant was confused by the apple on the back of the machine
     
  7. jtap macrumors member

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    Tsssk!! Good one. :D
     
  8. mward333 macrumors 6502a

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    It's totally easy to pull the glass off with some suction cups. They can even be small suction cups.... you don't need huge suction cups. It is really easy to do. It probably sounds scary if you never did it before, but it will take you 30 seconds to fix. Good luck!
     
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  10. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    PLEASE take a picture (maybe a screen capture will work? :p)
     
  11. Neolithium macrumors 6502a

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    Report it to Apple, you found a new bug with the OSX update!
    That one work ok? :D
     
  12. tungo529 thread starter macrumors member

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    Apple logo on the back. That's a good one, but seriously I am going to attempt it today.

    I've got a giant suction cup. Hope that does the trick.
     
  13. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Seeing that he hasnt updated, I believe he now has a colony working hard in that Imac and they have taken him hostage.:eek:
     
  15. AndyDel macrumors member

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    He's probabley sent off his iMac to apple like i'm going to, end of the day it should be sealed in some way to stop this from happening lol.

    At first when i saw mine i was like "man... this isnt some application got onto my iMac and is messing with me.."

    Then when it would stop when i tapped on it, it became clear :).
     
  16. Neolithium macrumors 6502a

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    The OP now welcomes his new insect overlords! :D
     
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