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#306002 19-Jun-2023 20:03
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Silly me wasn't thinking straight and squashed the bug that was alive behind my monitor. What could have been an easy job (according to search results on Google) has now been made difficult. 


Think I'm going to blame it on the lack of sleep from baby. Regardless, any solutions?


I've tried:



  • vibrations around the spot with the backside of my electric toothbrush

  • suction cup to try and pull it away from the screen


I did such a good job squashing it that it hasn't budged one bit. Am I stuck with this bug forever? 



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  #3092296 19-Jun-2023 20:19
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Finding it hard to understand what you mean. Is between the glass and the screen? 

 

Jet of compressed air to flush it out?

 

 





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  #3092298 19-Jun-2023 20:26
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eracode:

 

Finding it hard to understand what you mean. Is between the glass and the screen? How did you squash it?

 

Jet of compressed air?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah sorry not quite sure what the parts of the monitor are called.  I think you are correct in that it is between the glass and the screen. I squashed it with my finger by applying pressure to the screen. 


  #3092305 19-Jun-2023 21:14
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Not an uncommon problem πŸ˜€

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0dH4c4t5Tw

 

 





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  #3092309 19-Jun-2023 21:48
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With luck squashing it hasn't glued it in place with dead bug juice. Since you just need to move it into the black are you trying with the screen upside down?

  #3092313 19-Jun-2023 22:07
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Apart from all the suggestions on the web, my first thoughts are:

 

Oil free compressed air around the bezel looking for a vent to blow out the insect

 

If the bug is stuck, then squirting isopropal alchohol through a bezel vent followed by compressed air.

 

A suction cup on the screen protection to lift the protection off the LCD with the hope that the insect will drop out of sight.

 

edit: the operation of lifting the protection off the LCD a few times might pump the insect out of the way πŸ˜€





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  #3092322 19-Jun-2023 23:36
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Send in a spider to eat it.


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  #3092327 20-Jun-2023 04:08
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Journeyman:

 

Send in a spider to eat it.

 

 

…. then an old lady to swallow the spider, that wriggled and wiggled and tickled inside her.

 

(Burl Ives, song, 1961).

 

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  #3092329 20-Jun-2023 06:20
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Thanks for the suggestions so far team. I'll give things a go this evening when I've got a bit of free time. 


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  #3092392 20-Jun-2023 08:46
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Gordy7:


Not an uncommon problem πŸ˜€


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0dH4c4t5Tw


 



Lol, I spent a few precious seconds brushing away the insect and thinking how did I get the same problem as the OP.

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  #3092394 20-Jun-2023 09:17
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Wakrak:

 

Silly me wasn't thinking straight and squashed the bug that was alive behind my monitor. What could have been an easy job (according to search results on Google) has now been made difficult. 

 

 

Send it back whence it came. The product is not fit for its intended purpose if bugs can get in there.


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  #3092475 20-Jun-2023 12:39
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Is that an iMac? On the latest type of 27 inch iMac this was a known issue due to poor sealing of the screen and the integrated glass cover. When it happened to me I let the CGA take care of things.


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  #3092477 20-Jun-2023 12:52
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John19612:

 

Is that an iMac? On the latest type of 27 inch iMac this was a known issue due to poor sealing of the screen and the integrated glass cover. When it happened to me I let the CGA take care of things.

 

 

Good point. @wakrak How old is the monitor?





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eracode:

 

John19612:

 

Is that an iMac? On the latest type of 27 inch iMac this was a known issue due to poor sealing of the screen and the integrated glass cover. When it happened to me I let the CGA take care of things.

 

 

Good point. @wakrak How old is the monitor?

 

 

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John19612:

 

Is that an iMac? On the latest type of 27 inch iMac this was a known issue due to poor sealing of the screen and the integrated glass cover. When it happened to me I let the CGA take care of things.

 

 

Dell SE2723DS


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  #3092673 20-Jun-2023 16:59
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Wakrak:

 

Purchased this item on 3 Jun, 2022 - DELL Store via Amazon AU

 

 

Hmm - I guess that cuts you out of a CGA claim then.

 

You could try going back to Dell but the fact that you squished it might go against you too.





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