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had the same, an ant got in between the lcd and plastic (protective I guess) cover.
figured it would find it's way out, next day still there, 2 days later sigh, still there
... so I figured try nudging it out: big mistake, dead ant stuck in not quite middle of the screen.
ok, crack open the screen (and of course left burrs in the edge/crack where I pried off the front bezel).
luckily plans to replace were already in place.
anyway - moral of the story: if there's a bug in your screen don't poke at it.
I seldom comment but this might be the reason they make that spray air
Shut the monitor off and douse the air openings with a liberal application of air
that gets cold I had a small spider that decided to keep warm inside my ProArt 27 inch
a little air and it decided to depart
We once had a customer that reported sporadic freezes and reboots. There did not seem to be any pattern to them and I was finally sent onsite to diagnose the problem. When I got there, I found a mouse nest inside the computer. One of those plates that cover the unused card slots on the back of the computer was missing and the critter was using that to get in and out. What makes this more amazing is that it was in a medical lab in a hospital!
It's a hard life, but somebody's got to live it if only to act as an inspiration to others.
Wow, mice in a medical lab, who would've thunk it?
Speaking of sporadic freezes and reboots... I once had a customer who printed some 100 invoices at the end of each day.
Ever since we delivered that software they complained that the printer would stop after a couple of prints and they had to reprint about half of the invoices.
Not always though, never during the day and sometimes at the end of the day, but other than that no pattern could be found.
I checked the code, debugged, tested, despite not finding anything made it more fool proof, added additional logging...
I even went over there and everything worked fine during the entire day.
And then a couple of days later I got that call again, not all the invoices were printed.
The logging said the same, only x out of y invoices printed.
So one day my manager was there at around the time of the printing and he decided to just walk in unannounced and uninvited.
He soon found out the problem...
They'd press the print button for 100 invoices and then turned off their computers...
No one there ever thought it could have anything to do with it
One of my coworkers went on site at another lab to diagnose mysterious sporadic reboots and freezes that we had been unable to find the cause of from afar. It turned out that the computer was plugged into a UPS as per our installation recommendations. However they had also plugged a refrigerator into the UPS (after all, they didn't want their samples thawing out during a power outage). Every now and then, when the refrigerator compressor came on, our computer would reboot.