ZOMG a BUG inside my iMac!

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  1. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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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?

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  2. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    I had a bug behind my iMac G5 LCD. It died eventually.
     
  3. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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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:
     
  4. keysersoze thread starter macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  5. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Get a plunger. :)
     
  7. keysersoze thread starter macrumors 68000

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    LOL. I would, but it's a G5 (old-school), so I guess that won't help me here. :)
     
  8. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    Did you call the Apple Store near you to ask them what to do?
     
  9. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  10. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  11. Roric macrumors regular

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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!
     
  12. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  13. wonga1127 macrumors 6502

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    Roast the sucker. Open every program you have at once.
     
  14. Marble macrumors 6502a

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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

    ;)
     
  15. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    I was thinking the same thing but me thinks so high intensity gaming would abuse the graphics card a little more thus making even more heat.
     
  16. keysersoze thread starter macrumors 68000

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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
     
  17. keysersoze thread starter macrumors 68000

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    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. :)
     
  18. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    Lol an iBug zapper:D
     
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    just wait and it will die and fall to the bottom and is it the white imac???
     
  20. keysersoze thread starter macrumors 68000

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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

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  21. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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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.
     
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  23. OwlsAndApples macrumors 6502a

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