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Blank screen (Apple Cinema HD 23"LCD)

My monitor screen remains blank when I turn it on. The little display light at the bottom right is on. The brick has been tested and is fine. Anybody has any idea? I took it to a few Mac shops but they all refused to open it, so they don't know what the problem is. Apple will take it but it will cost me the price of a new monitor. I'm really not happy about it and I won't go there but the monitor was only 16 months old when it stopped working. (no more warranty).

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  • morgantastic Aug 08, 2008

    I've got exactly the same problem, same response from apple.
    I've done some research and it seems that the inverter board may be the problem...does this sound right? and where can i get one?

  • redinhawaii Nov 13, 2008

    this is my second 20" apple monitor, blank screen.
    Is there any option besides buying a new monitor?

  • bilco5 Nov 14, 2008

    Apple 23" Cinema Display, worked one day, not the next. Screen is off, power light is on. We have two, tried the other brick, same result on the monitor. Looking into repair options.

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    I've had the same problem twice.  Dual 23" displays.  The first one went while still under warranty, the 2nd one went after.  This seems to be a common issue among these displays.  Look here:

  • sunbird808 Jan 01, 2009

    My 20" Apple Cinema Display just went blank two days ago. DVI power adapter is outputting the correct voltage. The problem appears to be in the display itself, since I can use another monitor just fine. My display is just 4 years old. I've had other monitors last more than 8 yrs. Shouldn't have to buy another monitor so soon. Apple should be able to repair existing one for a reasonable cost.



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Hey, listen to this! I bought a brand new Cinema 23" and it worked for 1 hour then it shut down. Man, if there was an Apple-dude here he would be so spanked.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008


Had a similar problem with similar symptoms. Try unplugging the firewire and usb. Might help for a while. It did for me. In the end I risked the price of a new power supply. That fixed it and my 23" has been working fine since. Have to order the power supply directly by contacting Apple's service people. I found no other way to get one.

Posted on Sep 14, 2008


Damn gay i got t is 23 apple screen for 14month and it has a black screen now :( .. what can i do to fix this .?

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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