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Strat
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Monitor Clean

A few weeks ago I decided to clean my monitor as there were a few marks on the screen.

Out came a damp cloth and I gave the screen a good wipe over which did the trick....except one tiny mark.

It did look like a dead pixel but strangely enough it moved.

Assuming it was a tiny insect, no more than a millimetre long, I wiped the area once again, a little more firmly.

It was then that I realised the insect was between the LCD panel and the transparent front.

Not a good place to be if you are claustrophobic.

It is now no longer in the land of the living.

 

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twocvbloke
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Re: Monitor Clean

Those are annoying bugs when they get inside of LCD panels, though when you have a whole infestation of them, yeugh!!!!! 🤢

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Re: Monitor Clean

The greenhouse is the same - the windows are made of plastic that is corrugated like cardboard. Naturally a few insects get in there and then get stuck leaving it to look ugly..

Darn thing is also a magnet for spiders. I won't even go in there now.

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Re: Monitor Clean


@Strat wrote:

It is now no longer in the land of the living.


So you ended up with a screen resolution. Laugh

The older I get, the earlier it gets late.

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Jonpe
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Re: Monitor Clean

How many pixels to one insect?  You might have invented a new unit of measurement.

Strat
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Re: Monitor Clean

@Jonpe squashed or non squashed?

I would say 1 pixel per bug un-squashed and 2 pixels per bug squashed.

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198kHz
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Re: Monitor Clean

Being visible, they should be easier to find than software bugs.

The older I get, the earlier it gets late.

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Alex
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Re: Monitor Clean

Yep round my sisters house I noticed a line of dead pixels near the middle of the screen.

So I asked about it, it turns out my niece had poked it. Hence the problem.

One new TV later, all fine. Feels like I am getting old now, but you could do that with an old school CRT.

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@198kHz wrote:

Being visible, they should be easier to find than software bugs.


 

Unless they're Microsoft Bugs, they're huge... 🤣

198kHz
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The PN billing system bug must be visible from space.  😉

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@198kHz wrote:

Being visible, they should be easier to find than software bugs.


I would think @Strat removed the software from it when he squashed it, which may even have made it more visible.

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Re: Monitor Clean

Perhaps that's the millennium bug everyone was talking about; it got stuck in your screen and that's why the planes didn't fall from the sky.