bug inside lcd screen brands

I thought the bug was right behind the first layer, between LCD and glass. However as I found out these two layers are permanently glued and sealed. That"s a good news as no bugs get in.

I found the bug (actually 3 of them, two that I didn"t know of) between diffuser and LCD. This space can be quite easily reached with just basic tools (pry tool, flat and Phillips screwdriver) within 30 minutes. You can follow detailed steps in Acer Thin Bezel Monitor Disassembly.

bug inside lcd screen brands

Picture this. You’re looking forward to your favourite release of the year, a new DOOM. And you’ve got a fancy $1000 monitor to play it on. There’s just one small problem. One day, you wake up and discover a bug has somehow carked it in your screen. No problem: the monitor’s well under warranty. So everything should be OK, right?

That’s what happened to long time Australian gamer Narull. Just before Christmas, he forked out the money for a very nice 1440p IPS screen, the 165Hz ASUS ROG Swift PG279QE. It’s a good gaming screen and one that you think would be perfect for games like DOOM Eternal, with all their colour and blood.

Narull didn’t even have the option of blaming himself and wallowing in self-pity, like Kirk did. Like most people, he asked the simple question: how the hell did the bug get inside his monitor to begin with?

Yeah, I bought it end of November, been working perfectly since then this bug appears inside it on Sunday night. I assumed monitors were sealed but I guess not…?— Narull (@Narull) March 17, 2020

But all was still looking well at this point. The monitor was not only within warranty under Australian consumer law, but ASUS’s limited 12 month warranty. Parts weren’t required, because all a competent repairer needs to do is pull the screen apart and clean the gunk from the protective layer that sits between the LCD panel and the screen. There’s plenty of legitimate precedent for it being free, too. LCD screens are a bright light source, and naturally small insects and moths are going to gravitate towards them. It’s the manufacturer’s job to make sure they can’t get inside.

Well that confirmed @ASUSAU don"t deal with small problems first I guess. Over a week to take an insect out of a screen (and I"m expecting longer honestly)

It pisses me off. Screw you ASUS for having a fucking $1000 monitor that insects can get inside of. pic.twitter.com/lPjfkuJFfp— Narull (@Narull) March 19, 2020

Things were looking up. Sort of. A ticket on the official ASUS support page replied: they’d deal with the issue, but not immediately. Narull would get his PG279QE screen back on March 25, two days after DOOM Eternal‘s official launch. Not ideal, but at least someone was putting the poor bug where they belonged.

But a lot can change in 24 hours. On Thursday morning, Narull received a response from a different ASUS support member. “After inspecting the LCD, we are determined the LCD have insect inside the panel unfortunately insect damage is not covered under the manufactory warranty,” an email from ASUS read, directing Narull to ASUS’s policy for Australia and New Zealand where “contamination with hazardous substances, diseases, vermin or radiation” is not covered under warranty.

Naturally, Narull was perplexed. ASUS initially accepted the support request and said they’d send the monitor back within a week, only to say new parts were needed. Then to turn around and say the monitor couldn’t be “repaired” at all, even though the monitor doesn’t need an actual repair. It just needs the bug cleaned out of the panel (and maybe some questions answered as to how the bloody thing could get inside to begin with).

It’s not a huge stretch to say monitors should be built in a way that doesn’t allow bugs or insects to crawl inside the panel. LCD/LED screens are giant sources of light. Of course they’re going to attract moths, mosquitoes, tiny flies and whatever else comes in from outside the window. One would assume they’d be built to keep critters at bay, even with modern monitors having more aggressive cooling mechanisms.

“It makes me wonder what they lodged [the issue] as,” Narull told Kotaku Australia. “When I first called and they ask the issue I said ‘there is an insect inside the panel’ but clearly the service centre did not know that, so what did they lodge the issue as?”

It’s not the customer experience you’d expect after buying a $1000 monitor. Generally, most brands are pretty good about support on their premium products. You’ve already paid several hundred, or almost a grand in this case. Having a bug that can climb into the screen and die is obviously a suboptimal experience. I get why a company might try and reject it after a year – especially if the user is dumb enough to squish the bug themselves.

Kotaku Australia emailed ASUS’s local team for comment, asking for an explanation on how the customer service should have functioned, what steps they would take to improve logging of customer complaints in the future and their approach to dealing with small insects getting inside enclosed monitor units. I also asked what their official advice was to users who discovered bugs inside their monitor – if ASUS isn’t going to cover it, should users try and fix it themselves? Can they fix it themselves?

As for small insects, ASUS said monitors are “not a completely sealed device” and customers should be patient if they discover one. “When customers find an insect in their screen, we would suggest him or her to wait the insect to get out by itself while it’s still alive,” ASUS said. “However, if the insect has already dead in the screen, the customer should always contact our service team to arrange the repairing as soon as possible. Service fees may apply in this situation. Service fees may apply in this situation.”

bug inside lcd screen brands

Argh, help! I’ve got a living bug crawling around inside my LCD computer monitor! It’s actually walking around which is quite annoying. I’ve no idea how it got in there but it’s small enough to have fit through the small holes at the back of the monitor.

On the bright side, there only seems to be one so they won’t be making babies in there any time soon. Has anyone ever had bugs inside their monitors and how did they get rid of them? The advice I’ve had so far is to wait for them to die and hope that they die off screen or somewhere where it won’t affect the picture too much.

Update (July 2010): Incredibly, this article has had 10,000 hits since it’s been published (most of them being in July each year which seems to be peak season). Please read the comments below for tips and discussion. In my case, I found that the bug disappeared after a few days providing that you don’t squish it or anything. You don’t need to do anything elaborate like taking your screen apart (and would not be advised to). Please do drop a comment below and let us know what’s working for you.  – Ken

bug inside lcd screen brands

A few minutes ago, I found a really small bug (like a book worm) was crawling on my screen. I grabbed a piece of paper tissue, and pressed hard on the bug to kill it. I think I used at the tip of my nail on the tissue.

I could not find the dead bug, but now I have a permanent strain on the screen. It is not something on the surface because I wiped it really hard and it did not go away. The glass surface does not seem damaged when I examined with a flashlight.

bug inside lcd screen brands

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bug inside lcd screen brands

Today"s horror tech story comes from Reddit user UpvotesKitties(opens in new tab) entitled, "An ant is stuck inside my monitor and I CAN"T GET RID OF IT."

As you can see a pesky little critter has decided to ruin this person"s day by not just crawling inside their monitor, but also by darting across their screen like it"s taunting them. As someone who is as terrified of bugs as much as this lady is afraid of pennies(opens in new tab), having a bug crawl across my screen that I can"t get rid of would most likely end in me throwing said monitor into a dumpster and lighting it on fire.

The issue with bugs getting into your stuff, aside from the obvious cringe factor, is that they could actually cause serious damage to your gear. Bugs have been making their way into PC hardware since the dawn of time. The term "computer bug" comes from when an actual bug flew into a computer(opens in new tab) back in the 1940s and we still haven"t found a way of keeping them out. The greatest generation, my ass.

What are your options for getting creepy little crawlies out of your gear? You can try a few things. Bugs love crawling into places that give off heat because it"s safe and a comfortable spot for laying eggs. This is why routers and larger electronics are prime destinations for six-legged tourists.

The last thing you want to do is actually try to squish the bug(opens in new tab). Then, it"ll be next to impossible to clean its smeared corpse without taking apart your monitor, which will surely void your warranty (and frankly is just gross). If that ant is still there, consider that you lost this one and that the monitor is no longer yours. Sorry.

bug inside lcd screen brands

Working outside on the porch today I got myself a live bug in my laptop screen. I heard about it before but never had one until now. They are called thunder flies and are little nasty bastards that crawl into your LCD screen. They are a few ways to get rid of them, most importantly, don’t crush him until he is at the edge of your screen.

Apply light pressure with your fingertip to block his path (approximately 1cm from the bug) and guide him this way to the edge of your screen. The best place is the bottom. When the bug is (almost) out of the side, crush it!

The little bug does not like too much heat. With the flashlight from your phone, you can block force him to run to the other side. Keep enough distance at first, because if they get too hot they are dead. (and you are left with a black dot)

When the bug is dead you can try to use your fingertips to vibrate the screen. This way it will fall down to the bottom and be out of your sight. If vibrating with your fingertips won’t work, you can also use a suction cup mount from your GPS for example. Attach it to your screen and gently pull it back to create some room between the screen and display.

bug inside lcd screen brands

The service guy paid me a visit and told me that the panel had a problem though am pretty sure it was a bug.He then removed the panel from the TV and Refit it,But in the process made the whole TV a mess, now my panel has ghosting and it is bleeding from the edges.One side has a blue hue.When I asked him about this he told me that he would arrange a panel for replacement.When I called him today he told me that he would call me back when the panel was ready and that I need to take my TV to the service center which is about 70 km away from my home.Doesn"t the warranty already cover that service? and Will I run into trouble because the repair guy damaged the panel? what should I do now? My warranty is only till 10th march though I have extended warranty...I also called the service helpline in which the service rep told me that he would put a request to the service centre, which I am pretty sure would call me back to tell me that I have to bring the TV in myself.

bug inside lcd screen brands

The presence of cockroaches is not only gross and annoying, but it can also be costly. Cockroaches can damage your expensive electronic device by ruining internal electrical components. When cockroaches move around inside a console or a TV, they touch high voltage components which can short out your product and lead to costly repairs or replacements.

Check your electronics for roach droppings. This will look like black pepper and are usually scattered around the power supply or wire ports of your system. Other signs are egg casings, or oothecae, that resemble brown capsules. Also, keep an eye out for the roaches themselves. Often they can be clustered together inside your electronic item or under a power supply.

Make sure before you carry this out you know that the device can withstand low temperatures. Electronics with LCD screens will be damaged is exposed to those conditions for such a period of time. When the roaches have died out and you bring the item back to the warmth, allow time for the product to dry out since condensation will occur when the cold appliance returns to warm operating temperatures.

bug inside lcd screen brands

Yesterday a quite strange thing happened. As I was browing the web on my laptop, I noticed a small black thing moving around on my screen. I tried to swat it away but to my surprise, I could not. Then I noticed that the little bitch is actually behind or inside my screen. Then I lightly pressed my screen and it died. It isn"t big however it annoys me and the laptop is almost brand new. I contacted a a store that fixes laptops but they said that it would be complicated to mget it done and therefore costly. Now I"m wondering if it would be worth it or will the little * somehow decompose and vanish from there? Anyone else ever had this kind of problem?

bug inside lcd screen brands

When you think of software bugs, you probably think of a glitch in a software system, the kind of hiccup that renders your expensive computer a useless hunk of raw material. While that is the right colloquial term for a computational snag, video of a wily little spider that managed to infiltrate an iMac screen adds new life to the computer-insect relationship.

Feast your eyes on this, uh, hardware bug, that got stuck inside a monitor and found a new home in the pixels. Perhaps the craziest thing about this spider is that it managed to thrive -- albeit for the video"s duration -- in what is probably a very inhospitable environment. Timothy Buchanan published the video to his YouTube channel and asked the internet some simple questions: namely, how do you remove a spider from your computer monitor? How did the little creature get in there? What does it know about computer software maintenance and vulnerability that us, the laypeople, do not know?

It doesn"t appear to be that simple. The arachnid dances around the screen and very clearly appears to be wedged between the monitor and the device"s innards. It"s weird.

BGR posits a plausible answer, writing: "a particularly skinny insect could find its way between the panel and the screen, provided that there’s a gap between the two." There’s also a chance the whole thing is a trick, because this is a video on the internet we’re talking about.