My monitor at work almost caught on fire today. I noticed in one corner a bunch of pixels had gone dead, and I figured it had gotten banged by the cleaning folks or something. So I put in a ticket and kept working. An hour later I noticed the dead pixel patch was very slowly getting bigger, I got a few whiffs of ozone smell and when I touched the bezel in the corner it was hot to the touch. I leaned over to pull the cord out of the monitor and there was tbe distinct smell of singed plastic coming out of the back vent. I IMed IT from my other monitor like Yo dudes this things toast, and when they brought a new monitor they said yeah three others of this model have done it since the power surge last week. WTF.