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Crazy ants & a solid metal – Macbook pro

Posted by jimstech on May 29, 2016

All of a sudden while starting my lappie, as a macbook user, most of us are well known to the initial chime with the DVD drive engagement sound. But to me on that day, the drive engagement sound was totally different and the initial boot took some seconds more.

Thinking that some thing is going wrong with the drive pre-check at the booting time, my macbook has already arrived the desktop screen. Within some minutes i could able to see uninvited guests popping out from the keypad area.

To my surprise, not just one or two..!!!!!, a bunch of crazy ants trying to come because of the warmness it felt from the processor. i’m pissssseeeedddd….. 😦 .. yes really.

Is the apple metal tastes soooo sweet for the ants ?????? 😯

To respond with my uninvited guests, i’ve just quickly turned off the machine and prepared myself to openup the rear cover. Yes,., shocked to see the whole bunch of crazy creatures around the DVD drive area and HDD area. But, Thank God..!! those creatures were happy to roam around the logic board and not top of it..If in that case, the PWM or some of the SMC’s could have went short.

Have a look at the below images for the uninvited creatures.!!!


Logic board – Macbook pro

All tiny black dots (above and below) are ANTS having their team meeting to plan for the next set of a adventurezzzzz..!!!!!


rear case – Macbook pro


But this given me a chance to do a maintenance cleanup – usually the processor fan and the logic board.

Beware..!!!! do not pour out any alcohol type cleaner for cleaning without disconnecting the battery from the logic board. Do make a note of the screws location while disassembling. This model has 3 different set of screws (Unibody 2011 models & later) for holding the rear case and never try to push wrong screws into the holes.


Macbook pro – Battery connector


Unibody macbook pro – 2011 model screw locations


I think this is the 3rd or 4rth time the rear case is opened up for maintenance activity. Happieeeeeeeeeeee that there is no damage for any of the internal parts :).


After few weeks of usage, i could able to understand that the internal speaker/woofers diaphragm is eaten by these creatures..!! looking out for a quality replacement 😦


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How to cut & paste in Mac OSX

Posted by jimstech on November 8, 2014

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How to create PPOE connection in Mac osx and later

Posted by jimstech on July 11, 2014

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How to Access servers with Notepad ++ : FTP : SMTP

Posted by jimstech on July 6, 2014

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How to filter out Spams in u r mails — McAfee

Posted by jimstech on September 13, 2010

Source: McAfee Labs

Consumer Threat Alerts

New “Here You Have” Worm Delivers Unwanted Gift

Global mass mailing worm masquerades as business message

but links to malware, McAfee Labs warns

A new Internet worm dubbed “Here You Have” is streaming into worldwide inboxes, offering a dangerous payload, according to McAfee Labs. The worm, which travels via spam email with the subject line of “Here you have,” or “Just for you,” masquerades as an email with a link to a video or an attached document file. However, the email actually contains a link to a malicious program that can disable security software and send itself to all the contacts in the recipient’s address book.

Corporations around the world were particularly affected by the worm on Thursday as it clogged up their email systems. Consumers could be affected as they go home and log onto their machines. For this reason, McAfee Labs has labeled the worm as a “medium” risk, and warns all computer users to delete any email with the “Here you have,” or “Just for you,” subject line.

Although the dangerous link has been taken down, neutralizing the threat, it can still spread through remote machines, mapped drives and removable media, Labs warns.

If you have an up-to-date and properly configured McAfee security software product then you are protected against this threat.

The Hook: You receive a spam email with the subject line “Here you have,” or “Just for you,” and a link or attachment that looks like it leads to a video or document file. It may appear that the email comes from someone you know.

The Methods: The email invites you to click on the link, and once you do it prompts you to download a file. This file is actually malware that disables the security software on your machine and sends itself to everyone listed as a contact in your address book.

The Dangers: Once you are infected, your computer has diminished security protection. Your machine is also being used to spam your friends and contacts. If you are on a corporate network, the network could be clogged as the worm works its way through address books.

Bottom Line: Do not click on the link in any email with the subject header “Here you have,” or “Just for you,” even if it appears to be from someone you know.

Tips to Avoid Becoming a Victim:

  1. Never click on a link in a spam email or IM from someone you don’t know. Be suspicious of strange emails from family or friends: their accounts may have been compromised.
  2. Use comprehensive security software, like McAfee Total Protection software, to protect you from viruses, spam, and other Internet threats, and keep the software up-to-date. Save on McAfee Total Protection or try it free for 30 days.
  3. Set your operating system and browser to automatically apply updates.

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