LG's UltraFine 5K displays for Mac are getting a fix for router glitch

Last year, LG teamed with Apple and introduced its new UltraFine 5K monitor, which was meant to replace the outgoing Thunderbolt displays. It was encouraging to see LG stepping in to fill a gap, but then a few days back a strange problem reared its ugly head: the monitors stopped functioning correctly when they were placed too close to a router.

More specifically, the displays would flicker or freeze when they were within two meters of a wireless router. That's a big problem to have, especially when those UltraFine 5K monitors run $1,299 each. At first, LG only told consumers to put their wireless router more than two meters away from their monitor, which was a disappointing solution to the issue.

Now, however, LG seems to have a better plan in place. According to Recode, LG will begin including additional shielding in all 27-inch UltraFine 5K monitors manufactured after February 2017. This extra shielding will ensure that the monitor can be used issue-free, regardless of your router's proximity.

READ MORE: LG 5K Display eyes-onJust as well, LG also told Recode that UltraFine monitors which are currently out in the wild can be retrofitted with that extra shielding. This means that the monitor you paid more than $1,000 for doesn't have to remain a dud forever, but unfortunately, LG didn't detail the process for getting that shielding added.

LG will likely reveal how it plans to outfit existing monitors with this extra shielding shortly. We'll keep an ear to the ground for more information, but in the meantime, head down to the comments section and let us know if you've experienced any of these monitor woes.

SOURCE: Recode