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An ant some how crawled into my LCD screen, how do i get it out? i tried unscrewing the back but it doesn't open the front of the screen where the Ant is. Dead. =(

heres a video i tried taking a pic but it was just a black dot link:youtube video of the ant stuck

the back of the monitor comes off, but the actual front part doesn't seem too.

asked Sep 18 '10 at 19:15

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edited Sep 18 '10 at 23:43

Wow, take a picture of it. That is a hard to answer problem. (Add the picture to the question.)

(Sep 18 '10 at 19:31) Madison Tries Madison%20Tries's gravatar image

Ant stuck? Call your uncle! :P

(Sep 18 '10 at 22:36) YamazaruNinja YamazaruNinja's gravatar image

Is there one ant or two? I thought I saw two in that video.

(Sep 18 '10 at 23:43) refrwfrwgrfd refrwfrwgrfd's gravatar image

how did he get in there! scaring him with a cursor doesnt work because he is dead lol.

the other black thing is the cursor, on the note pad.

(Sep 18 '10 at 23:45) frakingfraks frakingfraks's gravatar image

Except for the air vents, I can't think of a single way he got inside.

(Sep 18 '10 at 23:48) refrwfrwgrfd refrwfrwgrfd's gravatar image

Try getting canned air blowing it out. The straw can reach into small holes and may reach it.

answered Sep 18 '10 at 19:36

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That is the most funnist thing I have seen on here!!! Thumbs up for you and the Ant! LOL

answered Sep 18 '10 at 20:57

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Use your cursor to scare it away. If its still alive. =.=

answered Sep 18 '10 at 21:13

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Since it can happen to anyone, this solution applies only if the ant is alive. Turn of the monitor, put a light near the monitor and a piece of chocolate under the light. When it starts melting, the ant will feel the aroma and will see the light (if it's dark in the room)and it will go after it and that's it. It worked for me in just 15 minutes. It sounds funny, but worked :)

answered Nov 14 '12 at 12:36

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if it is a laptop then it is extremely difficult to clean behind the LCD as they are held together by adhesive

for a desktop monitor, you have to take the monitor completely. When you get to the LCD panel, you will be able to loosen a few screws and the 2 layers should open like a book.

PS be very careful as due to the way the LCD panel is designed, anything that makes it's way in between the LCD and backlight layer (including dust) will become visible when the display is on.

When I work on the backlights of LCD panels, I use a box fan with a quality air filter taped to the back and run it for a few hours before working in order to prevent dust as if the air is not really clean, you will get rid of the ant but end up with a bunch of other tiny specs on the screen.

answered Nov 14 '12 at 21:00

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