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Old 04-07-09, 10:35 AM
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I have a spider living inside my TV

I have a spider living inside my TV (50" Sony LCD). I was watching a movie yesterday, and a spider walked across the screen. I think to myself "no big deal" and go to get him off the screen. When I go to reach for him I realize he's on the other side of the screen. This happened a couple times yesterday; he walks across, finds a nice spot and pitches a tent. I can get him to move by tapping on the side of the screen but he comes right back after a few minutes (guess hes attracted to the light/warmth) .

I have a couple pictures (which I'll upload after work). My girlfriend thought I was nuts until she saw it for herself . Has this happened to anybody else? Any suggestions?
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Old 04-07-09, 11:11 AM
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This sounds absolutely hysterical. Please post the pictures when you can. LMAO.
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I had that happen with my Pioneer RPTV. I had to open it up and remove the spider.
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I would try sticking a lizard inside the tv. Should get rid of the spider.
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My wife would die if that happens to her. She loves watching tv and she's so scared of spiders.
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Old 04-07-09, 04:31 PM
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My brother had a spider living in his tv too. I guess this is more common than I thought.
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Sounds like a sitcom!
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Old 04-07-09, 04:39 PM
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I had that happen with my Pioneer RPTV. I had to open it up and remove the spider.
You also have one living in your avatar, in case you haven't noticed.
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Re: I have a spider living inside my TV

Here's a pic. Not the best quality.



Even I can't stop laughing at the situation

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Old 04-07-09, 07:07 PM
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Not going to lie... If this were me I'd consider just dumping the tv. I hate spiders with a passion and don't even want to deal with them.
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Old 04-07-09, 09:21 PM
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Hahahahaha... Wow. The picture makes the spider look monstrous, which makes it even funnier to me. Awesome.
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That spider looks absolutely beastly, it would probably make me just incinerate the television lulz, I hate spiders
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Many spiders may only live for about a year, but a number will live two years or more, overwintering in sheltered areas.
you could just ride it out until it dies...can't be much food in there.
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Not going to lie... If this were me I'd consider just dumping the tv. I hate spiders with a passion and don't even want to deal with them.
Same here

My girlfriend is the spider killer in our relationship. No shame

The picture is hilarious but knowing my hate for spiders I have no idea why I opened this thread
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you could just ride it out until it dies...can't be much food in there.
He didn't make an appearance last night so here's hoping he already kicked the bucket or made his escape.
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Old 04-08-09, 08:18 AM
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But now you have a dead spider just sitting in your TV. Hopefully he wasn't a she, and she didn't lay eggs.
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Old 04-08-09, 09:26 AM
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Fuck that. I'd move out. Just leave all my shit there and start over somewhere new--and cold.
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I would say try to get a bird in there to catch the thing but before you know it you'd have to buy a horse then you're screwed.
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Same here

My girlfriend is the spider killer in our relationship. No shame

The picture is hilarious but knowing my hate for spiders I have no idea why I opened this thread
BWAHAHAHAHA, amen to that brother, I let her deal with that stuff, it gives me the heeby jeebys
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I would say try to get a bird in there to catch the thing but before you know it you'd have to buy a horse then you're screwed.
This. Seriously, I would never be able to watch tv on that set again knowing what had been in there and what still might be in there.
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If you're not scared, have some fun with it and shoot compressed air into the back. That should spice up the basketball game you're watching.
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I had that happen with my Pioneer RPTV. I had to open it up and remove the spider.
Same here. Dead dried up flys also loaded up on the projector lenses.
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That thing is monstrous!
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Old 04-08-09, 05:23 PM
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spiders rule if u r a muslim. please dont kill the thing lol let it go free. also, that thing is pretty big man. hope u find a solution to it
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Wow, so much spider hatred. I love spiders, they eat the other bugs.
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