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Cinema HD Display not working - flashing lights

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Jarveye Calculating status...
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Nov 23, 2012 6:32 AM



Ii have two 23" cinema HD displays on the mac listed below. they have worked fine for ages, but today i turned on and one of the displays did not come on, instead the power light flashed periodically with a long pause then a short flash, long flash and short flash.


i have searched for solutions and i found this article for LCD displays:


which stated that this kind of flash means the power adapter isnt working, but i tried swapping the adapted/power cord with the other display without luck.


this other article:


which states it may be the backlight, but i wanted to try here to see if there was any other potential solutions, if not whats my best bet with getting it resolved?



things ive tried:

i tryed the problem display on it's own to make sure it wasnt a problem with having dual screens, it still didnt work.


I tryed swapping the power adapter, the adapter seemed to work fine with the working monitor, and the other one didnt help with the faulty display.


I tryed both display sockets in the back of the mac to make sure the connection to the mac wasnt the problem.


i thought the cable which runs to the display to the power adapter may be worth trying to swap, but while i thought this was removable i couldnt seem to disconnect it from the back of the display and didnt want to pull too hard incase i broke it is it fixed?

Mac Pro 2x2Ghz Dual Core Xeon, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 6CB 667Mhz DDR2 FB DIMM
  • elfstr0m Calculating status...
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    Nov 29, 2012 7:03 AM (in response to Jarveye)

    I had the same issue and appreciate your links, thanks. However the indication (short-long-short) was not accurate. I switched adapter with no luck, but when I switched to another 23" Cinema Display it worked fine as in your experience.


    There has to bee something else wrong with our monitors. I was lucky, we had two others standing around so I'm all set.


    I have no other information that might help you, sorry.


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