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    Mass attack on my monitor?

    A couple days ago, a small insect decided to set up camp in my screen. It wandered about for a bit and i tried to tap the screen to scare it out.... Basically i ended up killing it by accident, and it's still there.... Stuck in the top right corner.

    I'm guessing the little bastard broke some pixels too because i have a dead pixel, and another keeps sort of, working and then not working.

    What do i do?
    (i need to get the bug out aswell as fix the pixels!!)

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    How the hell could that happen?
    Take some photos

    To clean it I guess you will have to open it up... and maybe the pixels are not broken, maybe its insect blood...

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    it has begun

    every year, about this time, the evil bugs arrive and take up host in monitors everywhere...

    and this time, not even kaspersky can protect you




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    email support if the monitor is under warranty, some makers cover against this as they should be sealed units. if not its a pain to get in there, normally the screen is the LCD matrix and the bugs between that and the back panel, between that is the deflection layers, could be one or many, there like those stickers u put in the back window to let you see lower down when reversing, they distribute the light without bright areas.

    now to get into that possible mess of layers you will (may) have to cut round silver tape sealing most of the LCD and prise the metal frame away to expose the inards.

    if your lucky u will lift the lcd away and be able to blow the bug out 1st time without disturbing the clear layers, if its further down the chance in you getting it back in 1 piece without screen issues is slim. more often than not you get more crap in than out, and unless it all fits back perfect u end up with bright corners and dim middle.

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    If you hold a bright light up to the grills on the back, with the monitor off, they will fly out, unless they are dead, in which case, they wont.
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    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    If you hold a bright light up to the grills on the back, with the monitor off, they will fly out, unless they are dead, in which case, they wont.
    Subtle humour isn't something you see from Clunk often, but that was good.

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    Pics are a must for this

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    If the pixel works then doesn't work, that means it is stuck not dead. It can be alleviated by rubbing the area gently or turning monitor off and holding the area gently and turning the monitor back on.

    If that doesn't work then just leave it to fix itself.

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    I can't get a picture, because i can't get a focus on it.
    I'll try tech support.

    There is one dead pixel, and there seems to be one stuck pixel... I saw it once, but it seems ok now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    If you hold a bright light up to the grills on the back, with the monitor off, they will fly out, unless they are dead, in which case, they wont.
    Sorry dude but i'm stealing that quote, it's just class.

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    Hey, the same thing has happened to me. i had around 7-8 of em running about in my screen and 4 died in the middle of my screen. I have an iMac G5 and took it to the Apple store to see what they say. The guy in the genius bar said that i wasn't covered from what he could tell (he had never seen this before). but he did say that there should be no way for the flies to get in and that i should ring up Applecare and try for extenuating circumstances instead of paying 700 quid for a new screen. i just wanting to know if anyone knows what these flies are called so i can explain to the Applecare whats in my screen.

    Thanks

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    well i guess if its an apple mac you must have fruit flys in there

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    well i guess if its an apple mac you must have fruit flys in there
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    lmao @ GoNz0

    but yeah they are tiny, (about the size of a comma on ur keyboard) black (as the night) and annoying as hell!

    ne one who can help me out would be much appreciated

    Thanks

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    Still got a couple of decomposing corn flies from last summer in my monitor (Dell 2405FPW). Apparently Dell happily replaced monitors for free if they had offending beasties, but I couldn't be bothered, it would just happen again this year and frankly, I don't care. I never noticed after about a week of them being there. Was less fun when they were moving around on screen though - that was distracting.

    I understand it would annoy the hell out of others though - just like 4 black dead pixels next to each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DecomposingStar View Post
    I can't get a picture, because i can't get a focus on it.
    I'll try tech support.

    There is one dead pixel, and there seems to be one stuck pixel... I saw it once, but it seems ok now.

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