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February 5, 2011 5:26:25 AM

Hello, I had the side of my computer case open due to it being to so hot in summer here in Australia. I was working on my compter whenI saw a Huntsman spider run into my computer. I cannot find him. He was about 7 cm in length from leg to leg. What should I do? Should I leave him in there and continue on my computer until it climbs out by itself? What damage could it do.

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a b ) Power supply
February 5, 2011 5:36:51 AM

Hello, and welcome to THG.

7 cm! Holy! More like a tarantula. If you can try to remove him, without harming yourself. It may damage the circuits later on if no removal is initiated.

Be careful around the arachnid.
February 5, 2011 5:41:44 AM

The spider that crawled inside my computer compared to the Lincoln memorial. You'll be fine.



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a b ) Power supply
February 5, 2011 6:04:13 AM

If it thinks some bugs are living in there. Consider you have a neighbor. Make sure your computer is clean and free of bugs at all. That may be why he, ( or she), got in there.
February 5, 2011 6:06:22 AM

dogman. Don't try and be a hero.
a b ) Power supply
February 5, 2011 6:12:59 AM

???
a b ) Power supply
February 5, 2011 6:29:35 AM

Sweet now your PC is a Spider Platform lol jk.
February 5, 2011 6:36:57 AM

GET THAT S H I T OUT SON ****** IT"S GONNA EAT THE CRAP OUTTA YOUR CPU
February 5, 2011 7:38:25 AM

LOL- Nice thread commenters ;) 
February 5, 2011 9:13:21 AM

only one question,
how did u manage to know that the spider is 7 cm???? LOL
February 5, 2011 9:27:31 AM

dogman_1234 said:
If it thinks some bugs are living in there. Consider you have a neighbor. Make sure your computer is clean and free of bugs at all. That may be why he, ( or she), got in there.


Nice pun!
February 5, 2011 12:46:27 PM

Brings a whole new meaning to needing a RAID setup lol
February 5, 2011 9:33:53 PM

epic thread is epic
February 5, 2011 9:45:04 PM

I would personally screw your cpu case shut and burn your whole computer after seeing t4akedowns picture. shivers :)  good excuse for an upgrade :) 
a b ) Power supply
February 7, 2011 12:14:47 AM

Try to lure it out with it's favorite prey. Do you have a little brother or sister?
a b ) Power supply
February 7, 2011 12:31:00 AM

It will probably leave sooner or later, hopefully it doesnt get into the power supply or it could short it out. You can take off the side cover (assuming its a mid tower computer), or lid if its a slim desktop computer, and try to locate it and get it out. The worst thing that can happen that i can think of is it will run out one day and run across your fingers while your typing..........:o 
a b ) Power supply
February 7, 2011 1:17:17 AM

^ Ha, had that happen at 1200 in the morning.
a b ) Power supply
February 7, 2011 3:18:09 AM

You get the idea, right?
February 7, 2011 4:14:20 AM

badge said:
Viability is not an option. Run to the outskirts of town while there is still time. Unless you have a can of Raid to spray around on the floor near the case.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIgU22nr2wg&feature=rela...

Be careful, explosions, even corny ones, can cause huge FPS drops that could cause symptoms of wanting to throw your computer out the window. Luckily you got on the web just in time, we might be able to save your computer.

Maybe you should go WD40 with that Raid to speed things up a bit. Don't shake the can too much or it might not work with your Raid.

Suggestion: Don't play a flight simulator, or the spider might mistake your cpu for dinner.

What's funny is that this adds a whole new meaning to solitaire.

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I would personally screw your cpu case shut and burn your whole computer after seeing t4akedowns picture. shivers :)  good excuse for an upgrade :) 

Might I suggest Intel Burn Test?

Or maybe you should just unplug the computer, get a hairdryer and blow the spider out before it gets into anything. I would rather be safe than sorry!
February 17, 2011 10:20:24 AM

I had two moths fly in my case and die from heat i guess due to the 4 LED globes and the bottom of my case,lol,Maybe a good thing keep the rest of the insects out with the pet spider,lol
February 17, 2011 10:50:13 AM

Im sure the spider will have fun spinning round on the cpu fan, maybe one day you will open the cd drive and he will roll out like :bounce: 
February 17, 2011 11:00:36 AM

t4kedown said:
Hello, I had the side of my computer case open due to it being to so hot in summer here in Australia. I was working on my compter whenI saw a Huntsman spider run into my computer. I cannot find him. He was about 7 cm in length from leg to leg. What should I do? Should I leave him in there and continue on my computer until it climbs out by itself? What damage could it do.


Funny stuff is going on here. Hope you dont find a tiger next day :)  lol
February 18, 2011 6:28:54 PM

is it out yet? (this post makes me laugh every time i see it lol)
February 18, 2011 8:19:36 PM

Forget having a spider.. I had a scorpion on the wall right next to the keyboard. And it was the small very poisonous kind too. I screamed like a little girl while running around thinking of what to get to kill it.
a b ) Power supply
February 18, 2011 9:41:40 PM

Call an exterminator.
a b ) Power supply
February 18, 2011 10:34:09 PM

t4kedown said:
Hello, I had the side of my computer case open due to it being to so hot in summer here in Australia. I was working on my compter whenI saw a Huntsman spider run into my computer. I cannot find him. He was about 7 cm in length from leg to leg. What should I do? Should I leave him in there and continue on my computer until it climbs out by itself? What damage could it do.


If a 7cm spider was in my computer...no scratch that, in my house, i'd be moving out. Where I live spiders are really small so one like that is something Im not used to. But seriously though, I doubt the spider will harm your PC so if you aren't concerned about it biting you, you can leave it in there I guess.
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