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Old Apr 19, 2011, 01:28 PM   #1
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F=Light Bleed

So I just got off the phone with apple support about my iPad 2 having light leak

One thing the apple advisor told me is that if the 4th letter in your serial number if F (mine is one of them) then your iPad most likely would have light bleed.

I Want to test this theory to see if it is correct.

Please post if your iPad's 4th letter in your serial number is F or not and post if your iPad has bleeding or not

Thanks!
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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Please post if your iPad's 4th letter in your serial number is F or not and post if your iPad has bleeding or not
Yes and yes, but not too much.
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So I just got off the phone with apple support about my iPad 2 having light leak

One thing the apple advisor told me is that if the 4th letter in your serial number if F (mine is one of them) then your iPad most likely would have light bleed.

I Want to test this theory to see if it is correct.

Please post if your iPad's 4th letter in your serial number is F or not and post if your iPad has bleeding or not

Thanks!
Fourth letter is F and zero light bleed with full brightness on a black screen in dark room.

Suppose it doesn't mean the theory is not correct to a lesser extent.
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 01:45 PM   #4
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Fourth letter is F and zero light bleed with full brightness on a black screen in dark room.

Suppose it doesn't mean the theory is not correct to a lesser extent.
Care to post pictures?
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 01:48 PM   #5
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* first black 16GB ipad was DQTF (contained massive light leak)
* first white 32GB ipad was DLXF (contained massive light leak)
* 4th black 16GB ipad is DLXF (still contained light leak but not as bad as #1)
* 1st white 64GB ipad is DLXF (still has some light leak but best of all returned)

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Old Apr 19, 2011, 01:50 PM   #6
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DLXF very light light-bleeding. Not enough for it to bother me.
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 01:50 PM   #7
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So why the letter F? Is there any substantiated proof that Apple knows this is a problem? Is this even considered defective by apple's standard?
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 01:53 PM   #8
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Probably ALL ipad2's have F as the 4th digit.

ha ha ha
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 01:55 PM   #9
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So why the letter F? Is there any substantiated proof that Apple knows this is a problem? Is this even considered defective by apple's standard?
Apple right now is rounding up as many defective iPad 2's as they can right now and I guess most of them have F as their 4th letter in the serial (this is what the senior adviser told me)

And the senior adviser said apple is very aware of the issue and it is not normal and apple is working on a fix for it as we speak that will be out soon
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 01:56 PM   #10
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Apple right now is rounding up as many defective iPad 2's as they can right now and I guess most of them have F as their 4th letter in the serial (this is what the senior adviser told me)

And the senior adviser said apple is very aware of the issue and it is not normal and apple is working on a fix for it as we speak that will be out soon
Thanks - but what is the "issue"? Manufacturing defect or what? What's actually wrong with it?
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My 4th letter of the serial no. is F as well, and my iPad 2 has light leak also, it is a white model, perhaps Apple knew this issue in the first place before starting distributing the units in mass quantities? I don't know what Apple is playing at... that means iPads without the letter F in the fourth letter of the serial number does not contain light bleeding problems? Sounds interesting...
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My 4th and 5th letters(DLXFF)are both Fs. Maybe that explains why my light bleed is REALLy bad

What do you mean working on a fix. It is a hardware issue right?

Im assuming they will be making an announcement as to what we should do when they figure it out. It would be sweet if they sent us all 25-50 Bucks in the mail(That'll never happen) if we choose to just keep it the way it is, cause mine is bad, but it doesnt effect anything really.
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my 4th and 5th letters(dlxff)are both fs. Maybe that explains why my light bleed is really bad :d
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Thanks - but what is the "issue"? Manufacturing defect or what? What's actually wrong with it?
No one besides apple engineers know what is causing this (they might not even know yet)

Just sit tight and apple will fix this
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My 4th and 5th letters(DLXFF)are both Fs. Maybe that explains why my light bleed is REALLy bad
Same here, and my light bleed is pretty bad.
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My 4th and 5th letters(DLXFF)are both Fs. Maybe that explains why my light bleed is REALLy bad
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 02:11 PM   #19
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Mine starts with DLXF. I looked and look and looked but mine has no black bleed. Checked at 100% brightness but nothing.
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 02:12 PM   #20
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F here

On iPad2 #2. Both have it bad. Replacement only *slightly better.
Still quite bad. My guess is it's the glue they're now using, instead of clips on iPad1...
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 02:12 PM   #21
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Make a Genius Appointment....

If you are so inclined...do as I did...make a Genius appointment, show them your iPad with light-leaking, bleeding, etc.

- they will either give you a new one on the spot, or place an order for a replacement.

- you continue to use your current iPad until the replacement comes in and then they will call you when its time to come pick up your new one....
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 02:18 PM   #22
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F=Fail.

It's probably the first batch or manufacturer that has the f.
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 02:23 PM   #23
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Apple right now is rounding up as many defective iPad 2's as they can right now and I guess most of them have F as their 4th letter in the serial (this is what the senior adviser told me)

And the senior adviser said apple is very aware of the issue and it is not normal and apple is working on a fix for it as we speak that will be out soon
How are they going to "Fix" this? With a Firmware upgrade? XD

The only time I ever notice it is in a dim room viewing a All Black image in the Photos App. And since I got my iPad 2 for other reason than that, it doesn't bother me one bit.
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The only time I ever notice it is in a dim room viewing a All Black image in the Photos App. And since I got my iPad 2 for other reason than that, it doesn't bother me one bit.
mine is 'f' but I agree totally with the above. i certainly don't want to swap my current unit out for a refurb in a brown box
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 02:34 PM   #25
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White 32 gig, 4th letter is F (uk model) and has light bleed, but doesn't really bother me too much.
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