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I have a thunder fly inside my laptop - underneath the screen.

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Katymac Mon 13-Jul-09 07:29:43

Should I 'do' anything?

Will it short circuit something & kill my laptop?

Is it a disaster?

I can see it walking around under the words

foofi Mon 13-Jul-09 08:46:28

OH yeuk. (Sorry that's not very helpful grin)

Katymac Mon 13-Jul-09 11:12:08

It's still there - wandering around

TheOddOne Mon 13-Jul-09 11:18:42

This might help

Katymac Mon 13-Jul-09 22:13:05

Umm....thanks (I think) I am a arachnophobe

Yurtgirl Mon 13-Jul-09 22:17:48

I have never heard of a thunder fly before blush
And I had no idea it was possible to get underneath the screen!

Eugh how on earth are you going to get it out.....?

Yurtgirl Mon 13-Jul-09 22:24:50

In a quest for knowledge I just googled 'Thunder fly' - first link I clicked on here has a post from someone saying that they too have one stuck (permanently Im sorry to say)

Not positive news but at least you know you are not alone

PerfectPrefect Mon 13-Jul-09 22:27:41

We had this at work on a couple of the LCD monitors.

They wander around for a bit and eventually die.

If you are lucky it will die in a place where it doesn't luck like a comma every time you type a document. If not it is a PITA but not painful.

<How are you all BTW, are things settling down?>

Insanity Mon 13-Jul-09 22:32:17

We had this happen at work, to the extent we were not allowed the windows open during thunder fly season!
I did read somewhere that you can shine a bright light at the side of the laptop in the hope it will head out to the light, or like others have posted, just hope it dies and falls down to the bottom of the screen

Katymac Mon 13-Jul-09 22:33:02

Things are OK(ish)

Calmer but not calm (if that makes sense)

I hate thunder flies - I had my front door painted & they decided to commit suicide in the wet paint

Yurtgirl Mon 13-Jul-09 22:33:19

Katy -tis me again! - Im ought to go to bed but am bored so thought I would try to be helpful

On googling thunder fly at least 5 of the links are regarding "arghhhhhh I have got one trapped in my laptop!"
One person writes that he has 150 - persumably he didnt count each and every one hmm

On you tube there is a vid of one crawling about and this post

"wel here are some tips i googled !
turn of yourscreen foracouple of daysthose bugs hateit when it getcold.
plant a hotlamp next to anexit of the screen so theywalktotheheat
tip number 2
open paint make a black background with a little whitedot at the right bottom the bug will walk to thewhite dot and then you can&#65279; squisheit without fuckin up youre vieuw like me
sorry for the crappy english"

Cut and pasted for yours truly hth

Katymac Mon 13-Jul-09 23:23:42

Thanks ......I think

Actually in the last 20 mins or so - but bugger has disappeared

CowWatcher Tue 14-Jul-09 09:24:43

I had one couple of days ago - I pushed hard on the screen & now have a squished fly surrounded by a liquid crystal halo in my screen. Not clever. If he's gone - he might be nesting?

Katymac Wed 15-Jul-09 09:17:42

I will remember not to do that.........what a horrid thought about nesting

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