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Weird request - insects?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by casey_cole, 3 Feb 2007.

  1. casey_cole

    casey_cole Minimodder

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    I have a pretty cheap 19" TFT monitor - it's pretty nice, but I have a small problem.

    There are two small black insects behind the screen...

    I know they're not burnt out pixels, or anything, because:

    # They're smaller than 2*1 pixels each.
    # I saw one of them moving around slowly, and I could make it run anyway by gently poking the screen.

    So my question is - is there any way to get them out?

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  2. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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  3. casey_cole

    casey_cole Minimodder

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    Mine have been long dead and won't shift from tapping, damn there little buggy eyes.

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  4. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Lol I can't believe this :D Like c'mon things like that just.. don't happen.. defo I'd be upset if one morning when I switch on my lovely display there would be some little fellas running around.
     
  5. casey_cole

    casey_cole Minimodder

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    They're pretty small - like less than 1 pixel wide and less than 2 pixels long - so I'm not that upset.

    I'll take a screenshot for you :p

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  6. spacemunkee

    spacemunkee What's a Dremel?

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    Yea i have one of those .. really small but relatively long in comparison to their width. Its stuck dead in the top right of my laptop screen i tried taking everything apart but its near enough impossible for me to get at him.
     
  7. imkeller

    imkeller What's a Dremel?

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    Play a dead pixel fixer... so you can send it into an epileptic fit :hehe:
     
  8. casey_cole

    casey_cole Minimodder

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    It was so cool when it was still alive - I could press gently on my screen to make shadows, and it ran away from them! I could make it run in little circles and do circuits on the screen.

    Finally, I pushed into a corner of the screen and made a little semi circle of blu-tac on the screen to create a shadow "coral" for the insect so it died away from the middle :p

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  9. friskies

    friskies What's a Dremel?

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    This is weird, never hear of lcd bugs before. Maybe they`re drawn to it by the light or heat. Or do they get stuck there during production?
     
  10. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    The Zygote column in Computer Shopper #230 talks of the thrips louse which apparently has developed a taste for LCD screens. I thought it was a piss-take but Wikipedia has it and the pictures match.

    Cure is to introduce Harlequin ladybirds or the predatory minute pirate bug. :eeek:
     

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