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Bugs in the Machine

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Hi there

I live in rural East Scotland and each year before harvest time, we get millions of Cornflies, tiny tiny flies that only live for 4 weeks and then die off. Having recently moved (within the same area), my PC is now near a window (what a view!!). Anyway, as a result, I have loads of these wee things in my monitor screen (dell 15" tft behind the front screen).

Everything is working fine but I would appreciate any help on getting rid of these pesky critters without hurting the screen or my system!!
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Maybe you could blow them out of there with compressed air? Canned air might work, but probably won't have enough force.
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Are you saying they're actually inside the monitor?

Either way, the chances are you will have loads of them inside the computer case. I suggest you check that out & remove them with compressed air like austin_o suggested (not sure about the monitor though).

After that, you can buy fan filters to cover the case fans, especially any that are sucking IN air, & maybe even the PSU fan (assuming this is how they are getting in). Fan filters are made of really fine mesh so they should stop the bugs while still allowing air to flow.

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