There is a bug inside my iMac's screen

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bouncingsoul, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. bouncingsoul macrumors newbie

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    As I type this there is a small bug crawling around on the underside of the glass covering my iMac's screen (20" silver, black-bordered model).

    I've tried tapping the screen to make the bug fall off, but it doesn't seem to care and just keeps crawling around.

    Does anyone know how it got in there? How do I get it out?
     
  2. brand macrumors 601

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    I don't know the best way to get the bug out but I believe that Apple Care does not cover infestation.
     
  3. charlesbronsen macrumors 6502a

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    the protective glass will come off with a suction pad and might be your only option to get the wee criter out.
     
  4. betaboy78 macrumors regular

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    That sucks . . . but the curious side of me would love a picture!
     
  5. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Well, it's gonna die eventually. Just hope it doesn't die on the LCD cause then you're gonna have a bigger more annoying problem.
     
  6. Arcadie macrumors regular

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    youtube has some nice vids showing how to take off the glass on the new imacs. its actually looks quite easy.
     
  7. Phil A. Moderator

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    I had one crawling around the inside the LCD of my 1st Gen MBP, but like an idiot I squashed it - it stayed there as a black dot for the rest of the time I had the machine...
     
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  10. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    lol hilarious!
     
  11. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    You're right, it does look pretty easy. I had no idea that the glass was only attached by magnets.
     
  12. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    Run a whole bunch of crap to keep the CPU load very high, have a bunch of movies play and whatever else and let it it run all night. This will heat the machine up and the bug will either get pissed and move or die.
     
  13. rfruth macrumors regular

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    Insects love heat, there might be more (or the heat may attract them) ...
     
  14. Mactagonist macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it probably likes the heat.

    I second the request for pics, how big is this bug? A roach or something tiny?
     
  15. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    Take it in if you can, if not remove the glass and get it out yourself. Nothing more annoying IMO than a bug inside the screen.
     
  16. FunkyMonkey macrumors 6502

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    Pics please! Haha his Mac has a bug, literally.
     
  17. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    I don't think an OS X update can possibly fix this bug, can it?
     
  18. czachorski macrumors 6502a

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    The first ever computer bug was literal too. ;)
     
  19. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    Actually if you read the article it says the term 'bug' was in use before the moth was ever found :p

     
  20. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    This thread is too funny..

    I'm so sorry LOL

    Hmm, just take suction cups, and wipe it out.


    Make sure your in a room with the vents closed, damp towels on the closed vents and under the door, try to stay "Nude" or not have "clothy" clothes, sit in the room for about an hour to wait for the dust to settle

    because my friend

    Dust in your iMac

    Is even worse... I have experience.
     
  21. bouncingsoul thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry I couldn't take a picture, but my camera is broken.

    It wasn't really that big -- like maybe 4 pixels -- but that it was moving made it very distracting.

    I had no idea you could take the glass off. I would do that, but I haven't seen the bug for a while and I don't want to risk dust. I guess its body is laying somewhere in the black part of the glass.

    Thanks to everyone for your help.
     
  22. telepati macrumors regular

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    Your mac is aliminium right if is I know how can you take glass... Just a wait a moment I will found a picture because I dont remember name...

    Ok I found it.. You need a VENTOUSE.... Im using some thing like that...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Pics please. And yes I did take off my glass at one time because I had mineralization from tap water when I used to clean the screen with water.
     

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