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Is it bad for dead animals to lay over my components?

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Occasionally a moth, sometimes a Beetle or animals like those get sucked by the fan and get either shot out they the other side or bounce off and lay dead over the motherboard or the graphics card. Are these animals bad for my components?
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I was expecting deers, bears, and kangaroos.
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post #3 of 35
Why not bring your machine inside then?
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post #4 of 35
Well, if they just dry up and sit there than its okay. If they die and their body oils secrete over the components, than its nothing serious but you would have to watch out. If anything wipe the area with a Q-Tip using 97% Alcohol.
post #5 of 35
Herbivores only. I hear carnivores and omnivores can be bad for electronics....something about the decay process.
post #6 of 35
I'd advise using the blood as cooling.
post #7 of 35
You could install some fan filters.

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kangaroos.
Kangaroos...
post #8 of 35
This thread made me Lul.

Well, physics say (I'm no expert) that the larger the mass, the more static electricity it stores. Therefore I really doubt a bug can discharge enough static electricity to damage components. With that said, ESD has come a long way; it really isn't much of a concern these days.
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post #9 of 35
animals :/ I was excited when reading thread name
But i thought that maybe his cat got inside and died or something like that but, not just insects
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Rofl, from the thread title, I thought your cat had laid down on top of your PC and died and you didn't want to move it off or something. I was like
 
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