Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2011 10:58 AM (in response to kunsmithy)
just had mine do the same thing, it flicked off and produced a nasty electornics burning smell right while i was there. pretty sure this is spendy to fix so ill probably just take it in for a quote but have to get something new i guess... too bad because i really liked the 24 1920x 1080 format, i find the 27s too small for my taste..
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2011 8:11 AM (in response to kunsmithy)
Yes mine went the same way today. No electrical smell, so I don't think its a hardware issue. I thought it had gone into sleep mode but I could not wake it. Given I have just installed lion I am thinking Its to blame? But wonder if there are any test you can do on the display itself?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2011 7:46 AM (in response to kunsmithy)
Exactly the same here, just now
Bad burning electronics smell, then a 'click' and the screen went off. It won't turn on again.
The USB hub and power supply for my Macbook Pro still work fine though.
Also, my MBP recognizes the screen when the Mini-DisplayPort is plugged in, but the screen doesn't turn on.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 27, 2012 11:15 PM (in response to kunsmithy)
Same thing just happened to me. It's less than 2 years old. Surely Apple cant get away with this. There must be some way to get something back.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2012 8:10 AM (in response to kunsmithy)
Mine was almost 3 years old when it died in the same way about 1 month ago. Burnt smell, then the black screen of death. The USB and camera still work. The Apple store told me it would cost ~$700 to fix. "Or you can get a refurbished 27 inch display for about the same price" they said. Why on earth would I want to buy another Apple display when this one didn't even last 3 years?! Sorry but I'm going to have to get another brand. Apple obviously has problems with quality control, I'm not willing to take that gamble. This is either poor engineering or very good and cleaver engineering for it to die just beyond the warranty. . .
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2012 7:55 PM (in response to Black Tie)
the same thing just happened to one of my dual screens this morning.
I wonder if Apple Singapore will offer me the same deal.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2012 7:03 AM (in response to kunsmithy)
Same issue here today. First the smell of burning electronics, than the screen died. USB and power adapter are still working, but no video. I will have to go to an Apple authorized technician to get it repaired ASAP.
What really disappoints me is that I bought it from ebay 3 weeks ago. It was used and without warranty. My previous display was a 23" Cinema Display which run perfect for more than 3 years and was also used before and without warranty. It seems for me that recently there is something wrong with Apple quality. I hope for a cheap repair. Else, I'll go with a Dell.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2012 7:23 AM (in response to kunsmithy)
So an update on my display. My wife was able to talk to the manager at the local Apple store and he agreed to pay for an Apple certified repair place to fix my display (they weren't able to do that at the Apple store). The problem was a logic board (part # 661-4823). They replaced the LCD panel first but that didn't fix the problem. It was the logic board. Now the display works like a champ. Hope this helps people with the same problem that I had.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2012 9:45 AM (in response to kunsmithy)
Had the same problem - Apple quoted me £500 for a replacement LCD panel. Took it to an indepent Apple repair centre and it turned out to be the logic board. Apple fixed it free of charge!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2012 11:57 AM (in response to Black Tie)
I opened the display today, in my case it is the logic board too. Some small parts on it were burned out. That may be the reason why a strange smell came out of the display before it died. I ordered a logic board online and will try to fix it myself beacuse I'm not willing to pay so much money for repairing.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2013 6:42 PM (in response to kunsmithy)
I just experienced the sweet smell of death. Genius said it was probably the display since MacBook at store could see the monitor and the USB was working, but comments here make hope he was wrong. Very frustrating for such an expensive monitor to die after less than 5 years.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2013 11:21 AM (in response to kunsmithy)
I experienced the same a few days ago. I left my display with the genius bar... they also instinctively thought it was the LCD panel not the logic board..but have ordered and are making the attempt to replace the logic board for $125. If it turns out to be the LCD, I'm looking at around $650...... Yes its very very frustrating for a display to go bad after only 4 years of owning it. Even $125 is an irritating inconvenience.