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Old May 17, 2011, 06:33 PM   #2826
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DLXF with bleed....it's a crap shoot guys. Just wait a month and swap
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Old May 17, 2011, 06:52 PM   #2827
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DLXF with bleed....it's a crap shoot guys. Just wait a month and swap
my newest is dlxf and it's bleed is very very minimal. not noticeable unless i lock myself in a bathroom in pitch black and crank brightness to 100%. It's scratch free dead pixel free ect. so i'm keeping it.
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Old May 17, 2011, 07:01 PM   #2828
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Definitely....I was speaking more to those who are unhappy and are trying to find a magic serial number. I feel in a few weeks the kinks could be ironed out and nocguessing required.

Plus I'm tired or driving over there.....gas is $4.20 a gallon
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Old May 17, 2011, 07:17 PM   #2829
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Just got my iPad2 4 days ago and no iBleeding..loving it my first tablet..white wifi 16GB
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Old May 17, 2011, 07:17 PM   #2830
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I bought my first one from Target, and returned it because they had none left in stock. I bought my second from Walmart, and returned it because they also had none left in stock. I bought my third one from Bestbuy today, and its screen is no better than the first two, but I'll exchange it tomorrow. They had 7 or 8 in stock of this model (64GB Verizon), so we'll see how far they're willing to go.
As a follow-up to my previous post, I exchanged my iPad2 at Bestbuy yesterday. The one I have now is fantastic.

Below are some photos taken at 100% brightness.

Returned iPad


New iPad


Returned iPad


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And it only took four iPads to get a good one! Take that you 6 time offenders! HA!
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Old May 17, 2011, 07:30 PM   #2831
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My iPad 2 has X on the third serial number and it has back light bleeding when brigness is turned up to 100%. Hardly noticeable when it is at below 75%. Should I ask for a replacement? They told me that I can no longer return my iPad for a refund since the serial numbers on my replacement is not the same. What do I do?
who told you you can't get a refund? When I was getting mine replaced, I asked if I could still get a refund and they said you have 14 days from the day of replacement to get a refund if you're not satisfied. But...that was during the first month of release. I guess their answers vary but if you really don't want it anymore, I would suggest calling AppleCare.

Also, I don't mean to bring up more bad stuff, but can everyone seriously stop with the "So you only use your iPad in a pitch black room?". No, no one actually ONLY uses their iPad in a pitch black room, if you're really that stupid to ask. In life, things that you don't plan to happen - happen. Like having to take a plane trip from California to Singapore because a family member died, so now you're sitting in a dim cabin space for 27 hours trying to kill time watching a movie...or quite frankly burning up as the light bleed stares you right back in the face. I know everyone on here is a lot smarter than that, don't dumb down your intelligence by posting such inane, non-humorous crap like that.
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Old May 17, 2011, 07:31 PM   #2832
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i'll try my luck later on the nearest apple store.
so went to the nearest apple store and showed them the light bleed and scratches on my ipad. they gave me one on a brown box which has a very very minimal light bleed that is only noticeable on 100% brightness on the lower left corner. the color is a little bit warm but i can live with it. i only noticed it anyway when i compare it side by side with other ipads. i also raised it with the genius guy and he said its really hard to know which box contains the warm or cool lcd panels because they have different manufacturers for the lcd just like the iphones and ipod touches and they just can't open everything to check.

he also mentioned that the brown box are new and not refurbs and those are tested thoroughly compared to the white boxes.

Here are the serials if these help:

New serial DLX
Old one is DN6
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Old May 17, 2011, 07:32 PM   #2833
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As a follow-up to my previous post, I exchanged my iPad2 at Bestbuy yesterday. The one I have now is fantastic.

Below are some photos taken at 100% brightness.

Returned iPad
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New iPad
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Returned iPad
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New iPad
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And it only took four iPads to get a good one! Take that you 6 time offenders! HA!
Looks like my new one.. there is very minimal bleed on your new unit, grats go enjoy!!
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Old May 17, 2011, 07:53 PM   #2834
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wow that's awful ^

guess they can be really really bad
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Old May 17, 2011, 08:04 PM   #2835
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My bleeding is pretty bad on all sides but I never took it in. Will they replace my iPad 2 even if I got it launch day? I hope they do. I initially didnt return it bc almost all the shipments were bad.

Edit: purchased from apple store
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Old May 17, 2011, 08:22 PM   #2836
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Samsung LED tv in hotel...no bleed, I could post pictures for every other screen I've come across. The point is the ipad 2 has yellow uneven blotches on black screens, the majority of screens clearly exhibit a manufacturing defect. For a company that has multiple million dollars in reserve I would expect them to admit the problem and make it a serial number based replacement scheme. Its a premium product and essentially a handheld screen of which should be perfect.

My genius appointment is tomorrow.
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Old May 17, 2011, 08:25 PM   #2837
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Samsung LED tv in hotel...no bleed, I could post pictures for every other screen I've come across. The point is the ipad 2 has yellow uneven blotches on black screens, the majority of screens clearly exhibit a manufacturing defects. For a company that has multiple million dollars in reserve I would expect them to admit the problem and make it a serial number based replacement scheme. Its a premium product and essentially a handheld screen of which should be perfect.
if they do serial number based replacement program, there will be millions of ipads need to be replaced. However, the situation now is thousands of people do not notice this issue...
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Old May 17, 2011, 08:40 PM   #2838
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And to those that say don't use your ipad in the darck etc... I work on a ship and use my ipad frequently in dark conditions, and i see yellow blodges coming up from the screen edges and its pathetic! I dont open my air, switch on my tv and see these blotches, why should i shell out 700+ on my ipad for the pleasure?! At the very least it makes the product appear as a cheap knock off its far below standards expected.
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Old May 17, 2011, 09:05 PM   #2839
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Girlfriends ipad, bought 1 week after mine back in the glory days of ipad2 arrival. Serial DQTFGO. Barely noticable bleed at 100% in total darkness.

Edit: barely noticable but she spent €1000+, bleeds still there, cheapest lcds they could find, not just gradual blending of light but specific spots of yellow. Its a manafacture defect.
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Old May 17, 2011, 09:12 PM   #2840
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For a company that prides itself in doting every "i" and crossing every "t" this is really disappointing.
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Old May 17, 2011, 09:32 PM   #2841
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For a company that prides itself in doting every "i" and crossing every "t" this is really disappointing.
For any company making screens this is disappointing, but they are buying the cheapest screens they can packaging them up with with a bunch of cheapest parts and selling it as the ipad 2, and the ipad 3 will be the same. I encourage people to return or at least query their ipads, its the only way quality standards will be improved/maintained. I had the original ipad as does my dad and it was of a higher quality.

Lcd is poor tech but good value, the yellow spots here are manafacturing defects and not consistent with any other lcd screen ive owned.

Genius appointment tomorrow not too worried about the outcome however want Apple to be aware of the problem and consider it me doing my part as consumer, if more people had same attitude things might change. Screens will be half yellow and all colours before long if people dont raise a query with the seller!
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Old May 17, 2011, 09:40 PM   #2842
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I agree Hardluck. Apple is taking too much advantage of their market-leading position. This is how good turns to bad in a hurry.

I returned my iPad 2 because of this mess (and the retarded 'genius' who tried to scam me) and have been waiting for this issue to clear up. If it doesn't, I'll have to get an iPad 1 used or go Android assuming they ever release any apps.

This is why people should be happy Android is making a play. Competition helps us all. With more competition, Apple would be much more careful about QC.
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Old May 17, 2011, 09:53 PM   #2843
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I agree Hardluck. Apple is taking too much advantage of their market-leading position. This is how good turns to bad in a hurry.

I returned my iPad 2 because of this mess (and the retarded 'genius' who tried to scam me) and have been waiting for this issue to clear up. If it doesn't, I'll have to get an iPad 1 used or go Android assuming they ever release any apps.

This is why people should be happy Android is making a play. Competition helps us all. With more competition, Apple would be much more careful about QC.
Android is making a play, and judging by the engadget review of the samsung tablet its a strong one. It made me question my Apple purchase, as i have in the past chosen alternatives only to be pleasantly surprised by the quality and user friendly enchancements.
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Old May 17, 2011, 11:05 PM   #2844
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As a follow-up to my previous post, I exchanged my iPad2 at Bestbuy yesterday. The one I have now is fantastic.

Below are some photos taken at 100% brightness.

Returned iPad
Image

New iPad
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Returned iPad
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New iPad
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And it only took four iPads to get a good one! Take that you 6 time offenders! HA!
Wow....that looks great. Guess there are good ones out there. What's the beginning of the serial?
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Old May 18, 2011, 01:04 AM   #2845
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Do we know if these new replacement iPads are refurbished or new?

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Old May 18, 2011, 01:57 AM   #2846
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After playing musical iPads for 2 weeks, I decided to just return mine and wait it out, until reports come in of better screens.
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Old May 18, 2011, 03:57 AM   #2847
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for what its worth, reports are in, and this latest batch seems to be ok in London and in California so far from this thread..

I am extremely happy with my replacement and if you see the thread i went through 6 ipads... so I was not going accept BS
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Old May 18, 2011, 05:18 AM   #2848
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Wow....that looks great. Guess there are good ones out there. What's the beginning of the serial?
DLXF

It's a black 32gb Verizon model. The one I brought back was a white 64gb Verizon, also DLXF.

It's not a brown box, open box, or refurbished one either. The BB salesman got from the locked case where they keep all their new iPads.
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Old May 18, 2011, 07:55 AM   #2849
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Awesome, My iPad 2 just arrived Black 32GB. Serial number DLXF no blacklight bleeding that I can notice

Ill get some pictures uploaded later on.

Edit: Tiny little bit on one side but only noticeable at 100% and even then it's very very small amount.
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Old May 18, 2011, 08:32 AM   #2850
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Seems like the DLXF batch is looking good.

For those of you with DLXF iPad2s, how's the brightness compare to the earlier units?
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