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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 in stock

Huh, I thought, it’s a bug crawling across my computer monitor. I reached out to flick it off, and found that I could not. I stared at it, unsure of what I was seeing. The bug was there, but I could not touch it. Was I hacked? Was this some sort of malware?

Eventually I concluded that no, it was a real bug, crawling around behind the screen of my monitor. I don’t know how it got there, nor what it hoped to accomplish.

This is how it went for the next hour or so. The bug would come; the bug would go. I wouldn’t see it for ten minutes at a time, then it’d come crawling back, wandering across my Kotaku Slack window as if to say, remember me? I’m still here. Inside your computer screen.

I will spend the rest of my life struggling to explain what happened next. As the bug was on what had to be its fiftieth trip across my screen, I placed my finger on it and pressed down.

I did not pause to consider the ramifications of this action. I did not google “bug in my monitor screen” first. I didn’t even wait for the bug to reach the edge of the screen. I pressed down while it was squarely in the most usable space. It died, leaving a small black carcass stuck to the underside of the screen.

I immediately realized that I now had a dead insect permanently affixed to the underside of my screen, where it would remain for as long as I owned this monitor. I panicked and attempted to tap the bug loose, thinking maybe it would fall to a lower, less critical part of the screen.

There is now a one-centimeter smear of bug guts occupying the center-left quadrant of my computer monitor, a part of the screen my eyes visit approximately six hundred times per day. I will never be able to un-see it, ignore it, or pretend it isn’t there. I will never be able to forget that its existence is entirely my fault. It will haunt me forever.

I bring you this tragic story in the hopes that, should you ever see a small bug crawling underneath your computer screen, you will leave it alone. Don’t be like me. Remember my folly, and my loss will not have been entirely in vain.

bug inside lcd screen in stock

Yeah it"s the following morning and I"m still pretty bummed out about it. 99.99% sure it"s a bug and not just dust. I did google "bug in computer monitor" and there is a frightening number of hits about said issue. I can"t tell if it"s behind the panel in front of the back-light or in front of the panel but behind the outer protective layer. Who knew there were air gaps between various layers. Since it was moving when I tried to swipe it I think I "bent" the outer layer (or panel?) enough to kill and maybe? squish said bug. Lots of tapping and bumping of monitor and yeah it"s stuck.

I"m a bit uncomfortable opening up monitor to wipe away said bug. And the thought of RMA"ing this huge 43" monitor seems like a nightmare. I wonder if I paid for the on-site Dell tech support. Better not mention bug and just mention dead pixels. /sad-sigh

Honestly if you have an expensive, or at least "expensive for you," monitor check out the size of the vent holes on your monitor and maybe tape on some no-see-em ultra-fine mesh screens to prevent bug infiltration. Crazy.

bug inside lcd screen in stock

I turned on my late 2013 27" iMac today and found a spider crawling around on the inside. After calling Apple"s support line and hauling the computer to two different stores in the area, I ended up making an appointment to fix it a few days from now. I was hoping that the spider would crawl back into the guts of the machine and die peacefully out of the way, but nope, it ended up dying right in the middle of the screen. Gross.

My computer went out of warranty a few months ago and this is the only issue I"ve had with it. If someone made the suggestion that my place was "infested" with bugs I"d be pretty upset. I keep my surroundings clean and have a cat on pest patrol (she has been notified of this incident).

It"s a small issue, display-wise, and I"m sure that most people at Apple will treat it as such. But it"s a little worrisome that this even happens in the first place. I paid extra for a nice computer, and I take care of it accordingly. To find that there"s a bug behind the cursor and the text - it was literally crawling behind the content on the screen!! - is unnerving, especially one of this size (it was a small spider, sure, but big enough to notice). A dead pixel on the screen is one thing - a dead bug behind it is quite another. I"m really hoping Apple will take care of it, as my computer just went out of warranty a few months ago. If the screen is that difficult to remove, shouldn"t it be that much more difficult for something living to get in there?

Props go to the Apple reps I spoke with today though - they were very sympathetic and tried to help as best as they could. Hopefully they"ll be able to open the screen up, remove the spider, and put it back together with no harm done.

bug inside lcd screen in stock

Today I was sitting at my computer, programming. Suddenly, I noticed that a bug was crawling up my second monitor. I had dealt with the bugs before. They tended to pop up on my main display from time to time. Typically, I had just whisked them away with a piece of paper, or (if they wouldn"t let go), squished them lightly and used some cleaning wipes to get up their remains. This time, I tried to wipe it away. That didn"t work, so I tried smashing it with the piece of paper. It took a couple of tries to get it, but it eventually stopped moving. I went to get my cleaning wipes, and started wiping up the screen. To my amazement, the bug"s residue failed to come off. It seemed that the bug was actually inside the screen.

I realize that story may sound absurd. However, doing a Google search shows up many results for people with similar problems. Has anyone had any luck dealing with a similar issue? I see lots of results for people who still have them crawling inside the screen. But, mine is smashed, and there"s no way it"s getting out.

bug inside lcd screen in stock

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 in stock

The bug can’t get between the sandwiched layers of the screen. They’re all stuck together. It will be between the backlight (left-most layer), and that entire sandwiched layer to the right.

My only big tips would be to wear nitrile or latex gloves, and not take the entire LCD or backlight out of the monitor. You don’t want to handle it any more than necessary, put fingerprints on it, or allow dust specks or debris to get in. Those things would produce their own artifacts on the screen once you put it back together. Obviously you don’t want to trade the bug for another artifact. Just lift the screen a tiny amount gently, get to the bug with the gentlest blast of air duster or the gentlest swipe with a microfiber cloth, and then put everything back in place.

bug inside lcd screen in stock

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 in stock

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 in stock

Hey buddy just wanted to say thank you for this. I got my squished dead bug of my Acer K272HUL using this is my only guide and it translated to my monitor perfectly.

bug inside lcd screen in stock

kJelt, I had the same problem with my Dell U2412M except I made it worse by pressing the bug while it was walking around so the bug was now dead and permanently stuck between the LCD panel and the back light filter.

With the help of another person, they held the monitor upright and tilted the top forward slightly until the LCD glass fell forward on an angle, the side of the glass with the ribbon remained where it was as a pivot point.

There is not much room to get in there, the glass is leaning forward less than 45 degrees and the rest of the panel is perfectly upright, I then used a damp cotton tip to clean the bug off the back light filter.

bug inside lcd screen in stock

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.