You're short circuiting something, most likely the motherboard touching the backplate of the case? Such a timely response, you probably have resolved it already.
Anyway, why I'm posting.. I recently found out that there is quite a few cheaper alternatives for my lovely monitor. That is, they do use an IPS panel with a 2560x1440 resolution and are 27". They're also glossy which is great if you want vibrant colors not dulled down by some anti-glare coating.
They're dirt chip considering the specs but they're meant for the Korean market so you may get slapped in the face with import taxes and the quality might not be up to par with products aimed at the western products. Basically it's an Apple Cinema display at a fourth of the price so thought it would be worth mentioning. If you're interested look the product names below up on ebay (Googling would be wise too to find the experiences other folks have had with these monitors)
- ACHIEVA Shimian QH270
- YAMAKASI CATLEAP Q270
- 3VIEW PCBANK PB2700
- CROSSOVER 27Q
- Fineforce 27" (just look that up, it's actually Fineforce F2700QL-IPS but the only 'top rated seller' on ebay seems to have misspelled it as ISP)
So frigging tempted to buy one myself, but I really can't come up with a reason to justify two monitors with such a resolution. Could go for a total of 3 to have an eyefinity setup but that's a little too extreme for my graphics card (3*2560*1440=11059200 pixels to render :P). Whoever posted in the artists thread a while ago about pictures looking better on a iPad.. these should be quite comparable, IPS+Glossy.
That the monitors don't work with laptops is bullshit btw, if the laptop has dual-link DVI (not many do) it works.. or displayport with a displayport to dual-link dvi adapter (those are ~$100 however).
Don't get a glass model, the glass plate can get shattered during transport or may fall off (apparently kept in place with double sided tape).