What's bugging my laptop?
July 8, 2008 7:57 PM Subscribe
My 15" MacBook Pro is buggy. Literally. Every time I turn it on, one or two very small insects crawl out. So, there are two questions here: what are these bugs, and how do I get rid of them? (pic enclosed)
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The bugs are tiny
. I would guess in the 0.5 to 1mm range. I managed to get a picture of one of the bigger buggers (pic1
). As you can see, that one was about as long as the width of the "F" in "F2." Most of them are smaller. Some are much smaller and lighter in color (larval, I assume). They all move pretty fast given their size. They have a soft shell and squish easily.
The bugs appear to be mainly located in the hinge / system fan / upper keyboard area.
The previous question
about roaches in a laptop wasn't a whole lot of help. And these clearly aren't roaches.
(no "debug mode" jokes please)