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I have just seen a small spot the size of a full stop crawling across my Samsung monitor screen.

It looked as if it is on the front surface,

but it is not affected when I wipe the screen with my podgy paw.


There it is again - zigzagging and meandering, and totally unaffected when I switch Tabs from one website to another.


Is the interior of the monitor hospitable to carbon based insects ?

Am I subject to an alien silicon based life form ?

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Download a "dead pixel fix" from YouTube, this is just a random search for them:



Caveat: If you or your family have a history of epilepsy don't look at the flashing colours!!!


Good luck because those dead pixel fixes don't always work, and you may have to leave them running/repeating for hours.


What I'd do is download one of those videos you like (preferrably a longer playing one) using a YouTube video downloader, and then use some conversion software such as DVD Flick (free) which can convert YouTube's FLV and MP4 to a DVD Video disc, and then let it play continuously over night.

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That appears to address a stationary defect.


What I see is more like a very small ant that crawls in random directions at perhaps 0.5 cm per second.


An effective solution would be what I did as a child - wait till mum was busy and then boiling a kettle of water to pour down an ant's nest.

That should be safe because there is no consumer protection label warning me not to do that :o

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Do you still see it when you look out the window?

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Thanks for that thought Hazel.

If only my monitor held a vacuum and spat out 12 kVolt electrons its eggs were not be fertile.

I wonder if I could get a patent on a pest repellent monitor like that.


No, I do not see them out of the window.

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Since it's a moving problem not a dead pixel perhaps it's a bad connection. You could try completely unplugging it; the electrical cord and the connection it has to your computer (if it's plugged into your computer do this when your computer is off), and then plug everything back in.

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I found few hits in the wild on something like this, one mentioned malware and a couple said monitor is dead. At least two mentions of actual bugs (insects) living within the monitor (note for that the moving spot seems random)




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Thanks for the suggestion.


I have not seen this critter today. Perhaps it was a mayfly which only lives for one day.

If it comes back again then I will check out the connectors.


Its movement is definitely random, but is continuous - it does not skip or jump but just a meander.

Once I see it then it stays visible as it meanders until it falls of the edge of the screen.

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