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HP EliteBook 820 G2
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

ants are crawling into my hp laptop through the keyboard key gaps and speaker holes. these ants mostly eat cotton.  is there a risk to my laptop because of them. laptop has NOT suffered any water damage

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@thambu2 

 

Please try a can of compressed air to blow them out. Ants like sweet, please do not wash your hands after having a cake.

 

Hope this makes sense.

 

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BH
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@thambu2 

 

Please try a can of compressed air to blow them out. Ants like sweet, please do not wash your hands after having a cake.

 

Hope this makes sense.

 

Regards

BH
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Actually i dont eat near my laptop, so i dont know what is causing the problem

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@thambu2 

 

There are different kinds of ants that like different foods and different environments.

 

The ants might be looking for a place to build a nest.

Could be any reason.

Find out what kind of ants and you can better understand what they are after.

 

My opinion

You do absolutely need to get the ants out of the computer.

We heard from another customer, also from your general region, who had ants get inside their laptop.

The little pests even managed to get into the display panel.

Not good. 

 

Good Luck.

 

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One ant did enter the display panel and it managed to escape after a few hours. I need a solution to this. If I open my laptop and check, it's,not there but I see crawling into the speaker holes

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@thambu2 

 

The solution to remove the ants - as you have marked "Solution" is to blow out the computer with the compressed air.

 

What you do to keep the ants from wanting to be in the area depends on what you are willing to use as a deterrent.

 

For example, there are sprays - both toxic and not - that can be used as a repellent to deter ants and other pests from infesting the work area.

 

Do not spray the inside of the computer with repellent or bug spray, of course  - you can certainly investigate treating your workspace to help keep the ants away from your equipment.

 

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Dragon-Fur

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Wow, talk about a "Bug Report"!!!   😉

 

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