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Shortcircuit
22-01-2005, 04:55 PM
OK, I purchased a new LCD screen but unlike my old CRT the flies are drawn to it like...well- flies!

It's almost as annoying as that fly in the web page advert a while back and when they've gone I keep thinking I've got dead pixels.

I guess the flies avoided the old CRT because of the radiation beaming out at to bathe the operator in it's 'warm' glow :dogeye:

FoxyMX
22-01-2005, 05:07 PM
Easy - just keep flies out of your house. ;)

Horrible disgusting things they are. :yuck:

godfather
22-01-2005, 05:11 PM
The easy cure is to keep a bucket of smelly manure on the desk beside the monitor.

Shortcircuit
22-01-2005, 05:12 PM
Ah yes, good advice. I would like to 'close the door on this reality, but need to keep the windows open (it is finally summer here!)

Shortcircuit
22-01-2005, 05:15 PM
The easy cure is to keep a bucket of smelly manure on the desk beside the monitor.

Thanks GF, I was hoping that my dog pooing outside in the yard would have the same effect, but no go :groan:

Of course my post is half in jest, however I am intrigued about why the blighters make a 'bee line' for my monitor.

beetle
22-01-2005, 05:27 PM
Maybe it is what is on the monitor?????

something sweet maybe? or um sweaty????? LOL

i dont have the fly probs on my LCD, the thing with me is, ya just can see the monitor, just not the desk.......too many papers...so maybe that puts them off?


amazing how far a fly can spread.....with newspaper......

a dead bird, or a dead fish out the window may help.......
sourcing the manure may be a prob other wise......
:lol:

b

agent
22-01-2005, 05:58 PM
I haven't noticed any flies attracted to my LCD.

Maybe it depends on the brand? Or maybe there's something in a cleaner that was used on the screen?

If they're still attracted to it while it's turned off you know it's nothing to do with the brightness of the display or anything like that...

Prescott
22-01-2005, 06:45 PM
try putting a cleaning solution on it and give it a good clean.....

Shortcircuit
22-01-2005, 07:28 PM
Maybe it is what is on the monitor?????

something sweet maybe? or um sweaty????? LOL

i dont have the fly probs on my LCD, the thing with me is, ya just can see the monitor, just not the desk.......too many papers...so maybe that puts them off?


amazing how far a fly can spread.....with newspaper......

a dead bird, or a dead fish out the window may help.......
sourcing the manure may be a prob other wise......
:lol:

b


They seem to come around more when I'm on PF1 :nerd: perhaps I should start surfing for porn instead?

I am a buddhist, so would have to be nice to them while killing, may preclude splattering them from here to there :groan:

Do have pidgeons around the place, would be happy to 'bait' one of them.

Also have no problems sourcing manure according to the lawnmower guy (see above post re doggy)

Catweazle
22-01-2005, 08:13 PM
Its summertime (finally). Crank up a nice powerful desktop fan (external =P) and blow them all away.
Cooling and fly protection in one hit, unless they have a reeeeally good grip on that monitor.

Could also be the perfect excuse to keep that desk clean, lol.

Poppa John
22-01-2005, 08:47 PM
The easy cure is to keep a bucket of smelly manure on the desk beside the monitor.


gf...... Maryann already has one of those sitting next to her. PJ :lol: :lol: :D :D

godfather
22-01-2005, 10:15 PM
That could be the problem. It's likely fruit flies PJ. Is your banana rotten by any chance?

Cicero
23-01-2005, 08:36 AM
That could be the problem. It's likely fruit flies PJ. Is your banana rotten by any chance?

I think we must assume this is the case. ;)

Billy T
23-01-2005, 09:51 PM
OK, I purchased a new LCD screen but unlike my old CRT the flies are drawn to it like...well- flies!

Pardon the unintended but unavoidable pun, have you considered fly screens?

If your budget is limited, you can even make them yourself out of a light wooden frame and some open-mesh gauze cloth (net curtain material). You can take them out when you close the windows, or when winter comes and the flies go to sleep.

Vision is a bit limited but it is ok if you don't want the view.

Take a look Here (http://www.tipking.com/tip/4362.html) as well for more ideas.

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

godfather
23-01-2005, 10:50 PM
Perhaps save on materials and just make the flyscreen to cover the monitor only.
But no need to remove it to close Windows, as suggested.

~sy~
23-01-2005, 11:04 PM
Really? :eek: I've never heard of flies being attracted to LCD monitors. Do you clean your monitor with liquid detergent? If so, maybe the detergent carrys something that attracts the flies....

Strange... weird... confused... Nature has gone crazy

bob_doe_nz
23-01-2005, 11:35 PM
Bz Bzz Bzzzz?? :p

Billy T
24-01-2005, 10:02 PM
Perhaps save on materials and just make the flyscreen to cover the monitor only.
But no need to remove it to close Windows, as suggested.


Droll, very droll GF, I love it! :p

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

(I wish we had a proper LOL emoticon, that silly blue thing :lol: looks like advanced indigestion or constipation, or something even more uncomfortable involving sharp impacts to the groin region.)

Shortcircuit
24-01-2005, 10:13 PM
Perhaps save on materials and just make the flyscreen to cover the monitor only.
But no need to remove it to close Windows, as suggested.

I have done as GF suggested and it works well... only problem is that it looks like a shower cap with all that elastic holding it on and I can't see well enough to 'close the Windows'

xxll
24-01-2005, 11:03 PM
If ever you buy another one, don't accept the fly buy points. :D

Murray P
24-01-2005, 11:27 PM
That'll teach you for buying a crappy monitor :D

Is there anything in the wavelength of an LCD's floro that would attract flies as per the fly zappers??

Graham L
25-01-2005, 02:38 PM
They've all missed the obvious straightforward technique.

Keep a hammer handy.

Fly lands. THWACK. :badpc: That fly won't do it again.




tinkle :eek:

beetle
06-05-2005, 02:32 PM
Found this looking for something totally irrelevant to it and had another laugh.

So Shortcircuit ....

How many screens have you gone throu by now????

Traded it in maybe? Got extra Fly byes from it???


or has the problem flown away ?
:p

beetle

KiwiTT_NZ
06-05-2005, 03:33 PM
Note to self. Fly spots are not dead pixels.

Rob99
06-05-2005, 04:46 PM
i dont have the fly probs on my LCD, the thing with me is, ya just can see the monitor, just not the desk.......too many papers...so maybe that puts them off?The flies are smarter than you think, they can see a big beetle sitting in front. :D

As for Shortcircuit's problem, according to Shortcircuit there wasnt a problem with a CRT, so glue your new LCD to the front of your old CRT, sure you risk breaking things, warrenty??, you will use more power, wont save any space.....BUT you will have no flies.

Shortcircuit
06-05-2005, 10:51 PM
Found this looking for something totally irrelevant to it and had another laugh.

So Shortcircuit ....

How many screens have you gone throu by now????

Traded it in maybe? Got extra Fly byes from it???


or has the problem flown away ?
:p

beetle


So kind of you Beetle to bump this post... I am pleased to anounce that I have just moved house and no flies so far, tending towards thinking the neighbours were attracting them, or perhaps the flies don't like the current curry smell permeating every nook and cranny of my new abode.

Could be a new brand of fly spray in the offing...

george12
07-05-2005, 01:57 AM
Well when the flies come, you need to be ready...

30,000 volts of fly zapping action (http://www.personalarms.com/schematics.htm) should do the trick.

Just don't touch the screen... :o And I mean that, at 8 amps (!), there will be no question as to whether instant death will result or not... Imagine the power of 7,000 solering irons pouring through your heart!

Strommer
08-05-2005, 07:04 PM
I assume you are over in Oz, right??

:lol: :D

george12
08-05-2005, 11:34 PM
Me?

Nope, I live in Wellington. It is forums.pcworld.co.nz..... Why?

Strommer
09-05-2005, 10:19 AM
Me? Nope, I live in Wellington. It is forums.pcworld.co.nz..... Why?

Lots of flies in Oz. :rolleyes:

Anyone can join this forum.
Some members are in the USA, Oz, etc.

george12
10-05-2005, 06:50 PM
Yeah, don't get many here! But still, doesn't hurt to be ready....