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Windows 7: Here's one you haven't heard before.....

22 Mar 2012   #1
indianacarnie

 
Here's one you haven't heard before.....

I'll try to make this as short as possible so....... I'm down in north Florida for an extended stay. My net connection is terrible so I have to go outdoors to be connected. Now anyone who's ever been in Florida knows that the bugs and insects here are ferocious and numerous. Having said that...... Theres these tiny little bright red spiders/mites. (They could possibly BE spidermites) About 3 weeks ago I had one get between the layers of my screen, don't ask me how , I touched my screen and squashed it. Its still there and I would like to get it out but thats not what I'm writing about. This morning while online I saw ANOTHER tiny tiny something crawling around inside my screen. I know it was inside because when I brushed it (no more squashing! lol) it just kept on going. Twenty minutes later it crawled speedily past my field of view again. Now , for my question(s). One.... how in the world did it get BETWEEN the layers of my screen and how can I remove it. Second, my Asus G74Sx has HUGE cooling vents in the back and I'm wondering if and how I could.....restrict them to insect invasion. Will listen to anything reasonable . Thirdly..... could there be insects (spidermites?) living IN my computer and how would I remove them?

Ok...... I just tried to do a screen capture to show the squashed bug..... its not showing on the capture but its there.


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22 Mar 2012   #2
bug67

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 

First thing I'd do is file a "bug" report with Asus.

Sorry. I couldn't resist.

I'm afraid the only thing constructive I may have to offer is to the name of your particular pest. I believe your poor machine may be infected with chiggers.

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22 Mar 2012   #3
indianacarnie

 

lol.... I don't blame you.... it was all I could do to not name this thread "A Buggy Problem".

Thanks for the info on the insect though, I do believe you're right. They are bright bright red and sorta leggy and "spiderish". Now , on to google to see if they lay eggs or spin webs or what...... I'm worried about my motherboard to tell you the truth.
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22 Mar 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Well bugger me! Sorry I just had to say it.

Don't laugh at this possible solution, but it worked for a friend of mine.

On the basis that these insects like heat and light you could try switching your monitor off, and then place a bright light at the top of you monitor in the hope any insects will crawl towards it and leave from whence they came.
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22 Mar 2012   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 



(sorry, couldn't resist)

i've got the strangest feeling that i have heard a similar problem on this forum not that long ago. i've searched, but couldn't find it.
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22 Mar 2012   #6
indianacarnie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Well bugger me! Sorry I just had to say it.

Don't laugh at this possible solution, but it worked for a friend of mine.

On the basis that these insects like heat and light you could try switching your monitor off, and then place a bright light at the top of you monitor in the hope any insects will crawl towards it and leave from whence they came.

Thank you! Makes sense to me... will give it a try asap. Will let everyone know if it works.

And Mickey Megabyte ..... don't know about a thread but I DO remember seeing a picture here of a spider infested desktop in the chill out room ........ and the bug was lol funny.
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22 Mar 2012   #7
gregrocker

 

Why do you have to go outdoors to get an internet connection?

If you need to borrow a connection that isn't buggy you can go indoors to a Panera for the price of a bottomless cup of coffee or soda and great sandwiches..
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22 Mar 2012   #8
bug67

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
on to google to see if they lay eggs or spin webs or what.
If indeed they are chiggers, they are parasites that get under your skin and feed off your blood. Not nearly as dangerous as ticks but itchy as all heck! Some remedies for the human ailments are suffocating them with fingernail polish or some other such lacquer or, burning them with a cigarette or similar hot item. The former is less painful but takes far less time...and probably offers much more in the way of relief for the insane itching.

Wish I knew how to get them out of your machine.
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22 Mar 2012   #9
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Ok...... I just tried to do a screen capture to show the squashed bug..... its not showing on the capture but its there.
Is this for real? I mean did you REALLY expect it to show up in a screen capture? Or are you just practicing for April 1st?
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22 Mar 2012   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Take the screen apart , remove the keyboard. I heard they eat RAM.
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