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Tiny White Insects Crawling on my laptop

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Hi,

I'm using a Dell Studio 15 laptop. A couple of days back i saw some very tiny white insects crawling on the screen of my laptop. I dusted them off the screen. When I woke up the next morning I saw rashes and bites on my body. I went to the doctor along with a sample of the insect. Doctor said that the insect has caused the bites and rashes. I'm still having problems with the same and undergoing medication. Doctor was not sure how to get rid of these insects from the laptop. They are still there and doctor says they might have laid eggs inside the laptop.

Please guide me as to how to clean up my laptop. Somewhere I had read someone suggesting to keep it in the freezer. Is it a good idea?

Kind Regards,

Sumesh

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  • You could try using the hose from a vacuum cleaner. This may be sufficient enough to suck the eggs etc out from the vents, and holes of the laptop. Then to clean the outside with a slightly damp cloth (baby wipes are great) and maybe a tiny bit of disinfectant.

    Also here is the service manual should you wish to deassemble the computer, clean it out and reassemble it. If you are getting rashes wear rubber gloves when taking it apart. You will need a small cross head screwdriver and maybe also a small flathead one. Don't use the vacuum cleaner when it is apart, instead people recommend using a can of compressed air. These can be purchased in computer stores.

    I am not too sure if you can use an insecticide spray as it is very similar to compressed air. I would use it for sure on the plastics then wipe them clean, but be vary of using it on the circuit board.

    You're the first person I have seen to complain about living computer bugs.

    Philip Yip

     

    Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Wikies See here for other wikies such as Customising and Using Windows 8.1, Dell Wireless Cards and Unofficial Drivers.

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  • You could try using the hose from a vacuum cleaner. This may be sufficient enough to suck the eggs etc out from the vents, and holes of the laptop. Then to clean the outside with a slightly damp cloth (baby wipes are great) and maybe a tiny bit of disinfectant.

    Also here is the service manual should you wish to deassemble the computer, clean it out and reassemble it. If you are getting rashes wear rubber gloves when taking it apart. You will need a small cross head screwdriver and maybe also a small flathead one. Don't use the vacuum cleaner when it is apart, instead people recommend using a can of compressed air. These can be purchased in computer stores.

    I am not too sure if you can use an insecticide spray as it is very similar to compressed air. I would use it for sure on the plastics then wipe them clean, but be vary of using it on the circuit board.

    You're the first person I have seen to complain about living computer bugs.

    Philip Yip

     

    Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Wikies See here for other wikies such as Customising and Using Windows 8.1, Dell Wireless Cards and Unofficial Drivers.

  • Thank you very much!!!