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This happens to at least one of my LCDs per year, whats the best way to deal with it. Not may people get this issue, when I called dell tech they thought I was mental as did samsung with my TV. Does anyone know how they get in, is there away to seal my monitor as it is out of warranty this year

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This would give me nightmares. I'd say tape the airholes but then it would likely overheat and whatnot. That's a dilly of a pickle.

Either that or burn a candle near the monitor, so it's hotter and they would be more attracted to that. But you'd have to burn it at all times whenever it's dark lol..
Edited by Backfat - 2/10/11 at 1:02pm
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You may be able to open it up.
Otherwise, you would have to put it in an enclosure that has air filtration with a window on the front.
 
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post #4 of 15
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You may be able to open it up.
Otherwise, you would have to put it in an enclosure that has air filtration with a window on the front.
Hey, what about wraping the whole back of the panel in pantyhose? It would look ghetto as hell, but it would allow for ventilation and keep the flies out..
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thats crazy! maybe you could buy one of those big bug nets and drape it over your whole setup. dont know how well lit would work
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thats crazy! maybe you could buy one of those big bug nets and drape it over your whole setup. dont know how well lit would work
I don't think bug nets would work on fruit flies. Pantyhose would though. Plus it's cheap.

Also, pesticide doesn't work well with fruit flies or w/e these things are. I know I used to get em bad when I lived in NY in the fall. They aren't like other insects where you can locate where they're coming from and kill them there.. They seem to appear out of thin air.

It helps to keep fruit in the fridge at all times though, bleach your sink (especially the drain, they love it there), and take out the trash daily, especially if there is any rotting food.
Edited by Backfat - 2/10/11 at 1:17pm
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I didn't even know that this was possible...
I can't tell you how to keep them from entering the monitor, but you can put some wine in a glass and add a little bit of soap or detergent. The soap destroys the surface tension of the wine and the flies will drown.

Also, don't ever mix Apples with other fruits, as they produce a hormone that speeds up their and their surrounding fruits maturing.
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post #10 of 15
Some pantyhose could actually work, albeit looking ...questionable. Maybe add some red fishnets for a nice touch.
Had that thing happen on my NEC last summer and it scared the crap out of me. Luckily the damn thing dried up and fell down next day. I wonder if they entered the case through the space in button-holes and whatnot or just the ventilation holes.
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