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Watch a man open his buggy laptop and find, ugh, bugs

Technically Incorrect: There's something deeply fascinating about cockroaches that live in your laptop.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


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The little brown things are roaches. That's buggy. Genry SS/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

I fancy that Geniuses and other computer repair experts have seen just about everything.

I imagine that they sometimes look at malfunctioning laptops with a dread that not even a horror movie could conjure.

I wonder, though, if they've ever encountered this.

Here is a man opening his buggy laptop and finding bugs inside it. Specifically, it seems, cockroaches.

I'm not convinced that this YouTube video, posted on Thursday, is anything other than comedy. But I'm often open-minded.

Moreover, this is a self-help column if it's anything. So I rooted around and discovered another video, posted by a purported computer repair tech, that also showed (barely) a roach in a laptop's innards.

Further searching revealed that this issue has been discussed by the exalted, video below, without a sure remedy recommended.

Suggestions ranged from turning the laptop on and letting the heat force them out to dry ice that will render them deceased, leaving you with the problem of fishing their bodies out.

But is there a way that can you get them out of the laptop and secure them?

I feel sure that the exalted minds who read these pages will have suggestions. I do hope none of them involves guns.