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Vapor Trail
05-28-06, 08:47 PM
I learned a valuable lesson today...

Never squish a bug on your LCD!!!

I was putting a few late night hours of play last night and noticed a very tiny bug crawling around on my LCD screen. I let him walk around for a bit then I finally got annoyed with it and gave him a little tap to squish him.

To my horror, the bug was not on the front of my LCD but instead had somehow got in between the LCD screen and the white back plate.

ARRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!! I now had a permanent squish mark right in the center of my screen!!!!!!

After a about an hour of very carefully taking apart my LCD monitor (good thing I have a set of micro screwdrivers) I was able to seperate the appropriate layers and get in behind the clear part. I carefully cleaned the clear screen and the back plate and put the LCD back together.

I plugged it in and was back up and running.

Whew!!!!

I'll never do that again. :eek:

supra
05-28-06, 09:00 PM
LOL

i think the bug's attitude was...

"if im going down im taking you with me!" hehe

lee63
05-28-06, 09:10 PM
Oh no !! that sux man :thumbdwn:

nV`andrew
05-28-06, 09:35 PM
wow htf did it get in there and u were able to squish it?

Vapor Trail
05-28-06, 09:52 PM
I don't know how it got in there. It was a really tiny bug and there are vents in the back of the LCD. I just tapped the front of the screen with my finger and it flattened it. Pretty big squish for such a small bug. :)

LBJM
05-28-06, 11:38 PM
(w/opics)

FierceDeityLink
05-28-06, 11:45 PM
Video:
http://www.iammattthomas.com/journal/ant-farm

Roadhog
05-29-06, 12:45 AM
ahah, that sucks! When a bug is on my screen I usually chase it around with the cursor. Pretty entertaining.

Tuork
05-29-06, 01:00 AM
ahah, that sucks! When a bug is on my screen I usually chase it around with the cursor. Pretty entertaining.

You really ought to get out more....

Neophyte
05-29-06, 01:50 AM
You really ought to get out more....lol

Vapor Trail
05-29-06, 02:50 AM
Video:
http://www.iammattthomas.com/journal/ant-farm

:rofl
LOLOLOL!!!!

I almost died laughing when "One" started playing!

I guess I'm not the only one this has happened to.

I've got a bit of an electronics background so the first thing that entered my mind was how to get the LCD open and get that little bug cleaned out.

At least I now have a better understanding of the inner workings of my monitor. :)

Roadhog
05-29-06, 12:59 PM
You really ought to get out more....


You should try it. ;)

Infinity666
05-29-06, 07:00 PM
Video:
http://www.iammattthomas.com/journal/ant-farm


thats funny, crts are better for gaming and smacking the ish outta bugs (nana2)