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My notebook's bugged

There's a bug in my notebook, what am I gonna do? We're talking about Thrips (Thysanoptera), those tiny fringe-winged insects, also known as thunderbugs or thunderflies.
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Written by Charles McLellan, Senior Editor on

There's a bug in my notebook, what am I gonna do? We're talking about Thrips (Thysanoptera), those tiny fringe-winged insects, also known as thunderbugs or thunderflies. At this time of year, given a bit of good weather, populations can rise dramatically and they can become a right nuisance in the home. That's because these little (~1mm) critters can get into the most unlikely crevices, including the space between the panes of glass on a notebook's LCD screen:

I've got a couple of ex-thrips behind my screen at the moment, and I doubt they'll be the last to find this final resting place this summer. I wonder if the manufacturer's 'dead pixel' policy covers this sort of bug? Doubt it somehow.

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