ZOMG a BUG inside my iMac!

keysersoze

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There's a little spider inside my iMac! It's behind the screen and I can't squash it. It's not a software application. It's a real bug. And it's running around like crazy. No idea how it got in, or how I can get it out. Any ideas?

:eek:
 

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atari1356

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Is it one of the new aluminum iMacs? If so, you could use a suction cup to take the glass panel off.

If it's a white iMac... you might just have to wait for it to get bored/hungry in there and come out. :eek:
 

keysersoze

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Is it one of the new aluminum iMacs? If so, you could use a suction cup to take the glass panel off.

If it's a white iMac... you might just have to wait for it to get bored/hungry in there and come out. :eek:
It's a Rev. A G5. When the bug runs around and hits the side of the screen, it can't get out. I wonder how it got in??? I bet it's freaking hot in there.
 

Xander562

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Is it one of the new aluminum iMacs? If so, you could use a suction cup to take the glass panel off.

If it's a white iMac... you might just have to wait for it to get bored/hungry in there and come out. :eek:
Seconded. If it's an aluminum iMac, the glass is held on with magnets, so if you have a suction cup, you could just pop it right out.
 

RedTomato

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What angle did you take that photo at?

It's giving me a pain in the head trying to work out what's what in your photo.

Mind you, having half a bottle of wine at work earlier today didn't help.
 

iDAG

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What angle did you take that photo at?

It's giving me a pain in the head trying to work out what's what in your photo.

Mind you, having half a bottle of wine at work earlier today didn't help.
Do you work somewhere where they make wine or something like that lol? I'm sure the OP is not concerned about what he was doing but just paniced at the thought that he had a bug in his screen.
 

Roric

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If I remember correctly, the G5 iMac is relatively easy to take apart. There should be about 3 or 4 screws on the underside, near the door for the memory. Lay the machine down on the screen and loosen these screws. They will not come out completely, I think. Lift up on the stand and the whole back will then lift right off. That's as far as I ever needed to go inside this model, but it might help you get to where the little guy (or gal) is and set it free!
 

iDAG

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If I remember correctly, the G5 iMac is relatively easy to take apart. There should be about 3 or 4 screws on the underside, near the door for the memory. Lay the machine down on the screen and loosen these screws. They will not come out completely, I think. Lift up on the stand and the whole back will then lift right off. That's as far as I ever needed to go inside this model, but it might help you get to where the little guy (or gal) is and set it free!
I think on that model the back is the only thing that the user can remove. I think it is safest to take it to an Apple store.
 

Marble

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I think you're missing a real opportunity here. Many people go out and buy little AI computer programs you have to feed, take care of, etc. You have the real thing! :D

;)
 

keysersoze

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Thanks for all of the suggestions! I came into work today, and so far, no bug. Either it crawled back out the way it crawled in, or it's toast.

I did leave the iMac on all night. :D
 

keysersoze

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What angle did you take that photo at?

It's giving me a pain in the head trying to work out what's what in your photo.

Mind you, having half a bottle of wine at work earlier today didn't help.
LOL. I took the iSight off of the top of the iMac and aimed it at the computer screen, but I didn't hold it perfectly vertical. If you can imagine the 'iSight' window that's in the screenshot in a centered and vertical alignment, you will see that the screenshot makes more sense. It also doesn't help that the bug was so little that I had to put the iSight right up near the screen. :)
 

keysersoze

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just wait and it will die and fall to the bottom and is it the white imac???
I thought it had crawled out, but it's dead.

I guess I am not too sad about it, other than when I can see its corpse when I have a white background. :(

iTomb

:D
 

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Big-TDI-Guy

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That is truly outstanding. If you work in the Nashua area, I'll gladly swing by and help you tear that Imac apart. :D

This is something I want to see in person.
 

OwlsAndApples

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I thought it had crawled out, but it's dead.

I guess I am not too sad about it, other than when I can see its corpse when I have a white background. :(

iTomb

:D
Is it wrong that I find that picture really depressing? Sniff...I like spiders, well, those common house ones :p
 

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