How long do the 27" Apple Cinema Display's last?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Yamcha, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Yamcha macrumors 68000

    Mar 6, 2008
    Hi Guys,

    Have been considering a Refurbished or used 27" Apple Cinema Display, but I've been hearing some horror stories of these dying quick, some within 12 months to only two years.

    Before I invest on one, anyone know how long these last? I know the older Cinema Displays last almost forever, but I've heard very bad things about the LED Cinema Displays..

    So the question is how long has your 27" or 24" LED Cinema Display lasted you, and did you encounter any issues through It's lifespan?
  2. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816


    Feb 17, 2013
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    The only reason I think they have still been sold by apple for the past 2 years is because the Mac Pro was the only one still using Mini DisplayPort. I think that they will be gone very soon from apple due to the fact the old Pro is gone now.

    From what I can tell, they seem to be in good shape. We have some in my school that are about 4 years old and still no issues. I'd love to have one for my Pro! I still am using a 22" ACD from the G4 era!
  3. blackreplica macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2010
    Mine is 3 years old and still going strong. Bought applecare but never had to use it. I'd say they are pretty dang reliable.
  4. blanka macrumors 68000

    Jul 30, 2012
    I believe the aluminium glass sandwich does not work well with the generated heat. No idea about TB display, but all iMacs older than 1-2 years have display problems to some degree (mostly dust trails inside the panel, unable to clean). On the other hand, all big 5 year old CCFL plasticy beasts with huge slots in the back I use by Eizo, Dell, Acer, LG still work like new. Pretty looks only matter for 1 day, at most one week. Flawless operation matters for many years.
  5. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    I am typing this on a Apple 24" LED Cinema Display which I think I bought back in 2008 or so. It is working fine... :)

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