Can Mavericks "break" a monitor?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Bkxmnr, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Bkxmnr macrumors regular


    Feb 9, 2009
    Wichita, KS
    I just updated my dad's early 2009 Mac mini to Mavericks. After the final reboot, I noticed the monitor, an old LG l1920p, seemed dead. At first I thought the mini was just asleep. But couldn't get it to wake up. Then I noticed the indicator light on the monitor was not on. I can get it to respond or go into the menu mode. Did Mavericks toast the monitor or is this some crazy coincidence? He doesn't have a spare monitor to test but oddly enough, he does have a spare mini with ML on it.
  2. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Yeah, i heard in ten parts or more. Be careful!
  3. Jexta macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2011
    Hrm... This is a tricky one. It's akin to asking if the Corn Flakes you had for breakfast caused your car to break down later that same day.

    OS X is just software, it won't have any effect on your hardware, particularly an external peripheral like a monitor.

    I'd say it's all just coincidence that the monitor failed at the same time you performed the upgrade to Mavericks.

Share This Page