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    Smile Hungry Ants!

    I have a problem with small ants in my Dell Inspiron 17.
    Every so often a small ant will emerge from the keyboard and bite a finger. I should probably open it up and get rid of them, but maybe I could spray insecticide through the vents while it is running. Maybe it would catch fire, or damage something? They are minute ants, bite like hell! I wonder if they are eating something in there?

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    Default Re: Hungry Ants!

    You need to kill them.
    Anything that kills them could be bad for electronics , I killed my home PC when I sprayed the ants nest inside it .

    You could try wrapping it & putting it in the fridge for a week (not the freezer) .Ants dont like the cold .
    Will be some risk in anything you try.

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    Default Re: Hungry Ants!

    Quote Originally Posted by mzee View Post
    I have a problem with small ants in my Dell Inspiron 17.
    maybe I could spray insecticide through the vents while it is running.
    Hell no! You'll short it out!
    Take it apart...
    Ex-pctek

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    Default Re: Hungry Ants!

    ants nest tend to corrode the living hell out of electronics. so i would hurry up and kill them.
    you will need to open it up to clean it out.

    make sure you open it up in a space where you an contain the ants and kill them. otherwise they will just relocate.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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