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Topic # 160539 10-Jan-2015 18:29
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I have a small bug or mite moving around in my TV, I first noticed it 2 days ago when the TV has a white back ground watching youtube and using a browser,

but know it is noticeable all the time watching Tv, you can see it scampering around as a shadow in the screen.

I thought LED-LCD screens where sealed, obviously not, I can see it right now sitting in the top right corner of the screen.

Has anyone else had this and I hope it finds its way out soon or dies, TV is still under warranty, don't know if covered for bugs finding their way into the screen.





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  Reply # 1211663 10-Jan-2015 18:39
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Let off a bug bomb in the room?




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  Reply # 1211837 10-Jan-2015 23:02
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crank up the contrast and brightness to 11 and fry the little bugger !

haha

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  Reply # 1211844 10-Jan-2015 23:47
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Can see this as being a big problem with the direct LED backlit TVs going fowards.

Perhaps stick a vacuum cleaner against the vents nearby and hope it gets sucked into it?




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  Reply # 1212002 11-Jan-2015 18:48
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Here's my little friend, does not look much in a still photo, but it's a different story watching it scamper around.

Will ring Konka tomorrow as still under warranty, if no luck then if its not gone in a week or two, will try a bug bomb to kill it.
















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  Reply # 1212003 11-Jan-2015 18:56
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Is the TV brand new?
In which case has the bug perhaps come in from overseas with the TV?
If that's the case call customs - it could be something they need to know about....




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  Reply # 1212004 11-Jan-2015 18:59
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robjg63: Is the TV brand new?
In which case has the bug perhaps come in from overseas with the TV?
If that's the case call customs - it could be something they need to know about....



No, it's about 10 months old, started a few days ago, thanks anyway.




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  Reply # 1212056 11-Jan-2015 19:36
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Fly spray through the vents?  They don't live long anyway depending on what it is, give it a few weeks and hopefully it dies somewhere other than in the middle of the screen.  




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  Reply # 1212064 11-Jan-2015 19:43
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Bag the whole TV with some of these? 

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Nuvan-ProStrips-Vapor-Pest-Control-SMALL-size-QTY-12-/120717681460

must admit I've not tried this - but this is one of the common suggestions from google. That shadow in your picture looks quite large and annoying!

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  Reply # 1212067 11-Jan-2015 19:48
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10 months = warranty. Talk to your retailer, they'll deal with it. Don't bother doing anything yourself.




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  Reply # 1212068 11-Jan-2015 19:49
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Warranty will exclude infestations. Dont waste your time with that, they will only say no and possibly charge you an inspection fee.




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  Reply # 1212073 11-Jan-2015 19:58
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sidefx: Bag the whole TV with some of these? 

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Nuvan-ProStrips-Vapor-Pest-Control-SMALL-size-QTY-12-/120717681460

must admit I've not tried this - but this is one of the common suggestions from google. That shadow in your picture looks quite large and annoying!



I think its a small mite and the shadow from the back light makes it look bigger.




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  Reply # 1212075 11-Jan-2015 20:01
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timmmay: 10 months = warranty. Talk to your retailer, they'll deal with it. Don't bother doing anything yourself.



I might go and talk to the retailer, I know how to pull laptops to bits and put back together, but don't know anything about TV's and won't touch it.




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  Reply # 1212077 11-Jan-2015 20:04
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richms: Warranty will exclude infestations. Dont waste your time with that, they will only say no and possibly charge you an inspection fee.



I can't find my warranty details and their web site is a joke, I don't really know how D-LED are made other than a quick google about it, but one would think they would be sealed or something to stop this from happening.




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  Reply # 1212114 11-Jan-2015 21:04
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Seriously - http://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/garden_centre/plant_health_pest_control/kiwicare_no_bugs_bug_bomb_210ml_138303/
Close the room up - set the bug bomb off - leave the house for half a day or whatever.
It should be nuked by then.

Wouldnt spray directly into the TV - but doing the room should probably sort it.





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  Reply # 1212478 12-Jan-2015 13:05
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Surely any attempt to kill the mite will result in it dying inside the panel and you having a permanent mark?

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