Repairs of Apple Monitors

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by forrie, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. forrie macrumors member

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    We have a couple of the older-style (silver frame, previous generation) monitors that have gone dark. We don't know what's wrong with them and are hesitant to just toss them out.

    Calling around, I found that a lot of local repair people won't touch them because Apple doesn't want them to. Why?

    Apple will cheerfully repair them for 400.00+US -- which really isn't economical, given the prices of new monitors.

    So I wonder if there are other options out there -- or if anyone knows what is commonly the problem with these older style monitors that causes them to go dark. Is it simple, or is the thing just no good?


    Thanks!
     
  2. DrivenDaily macrumors newbie

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    If you plug it in to a computer and make sure it shows up in Displays, get a flashlight out and shine it up close on the screen and see if you can make out an image. If so it could be a dead inverter.
     

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