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Old Nov 28, 2012, 08:12 AM   #1
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iPad Mini Screen Flicker Issue

Hey guys, just thought I'd ask before I exchange my iPad Mini. Got it yesterday. Have you seen any issues with the screen flickering? It flickers like the auto-darkness is on (but it's not on) and 20 times as fast. My assumption being a hardware engineer is that the display connector is loose. If I tap the back of the iPad it gets worse and the screen really flips out Then it finally settles back into it's normal flicker. Did this ever since I powered it up

I searched and haven't found anything. I'm not sure my Apple store would even have a replacement at this point. Seems like most places are out of stock
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 08:14 AM   #2
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Hey guys, just thought I'd ask before I exchange my iPad Mini. Got it yesterday. Have you seen any issues with the screen flickering? It flickers like the auto-darkness is on (but it's not on) and 20 times as fast. My assumption being a hardware engineer is that the display connector is loose. If I tap the back of the iPad it gets worse and the screen really flips out Then it finally settles back into it's normal flicker. Did this ever since I powered it up

I searched and haven't found anything. I'm not sure my Apple store would even have a replacement at this point. Seems like most places are out of stock
the stores keep a separate stock for returns/DOA's.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 08:34 AM   #3
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the stores keep a separate stock for returns/DOA's.
This is good to know


It's strange to me that this happened. I've never had this issue and I've owned 5+ ipads in the past. It's clearly hardware related. Nothing is perfect, guess I'm one of very few
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:22 PM   #4
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Exchanged in 5 minutes! Def a defect
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:02 PM   #5
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Glad you got it replaced. Got mine replaced too.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:31 PM   #6
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Glad you got it replaced. Got mine replaced too.
Good! Same issue?
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Good! Same issue?
I actually had a piece of hair underneath the screen!
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:12 PM   #8
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I actually had a piece of hair underneath the screen!
Oh wow!
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:02 AM   #9
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I actually had a piece of hair underneath the screen!
From openboxed? Thats nasty.
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Yeah hair under a screen would weird me out
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:23 AM   #11
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It was very small but SO distracting, especially on bright white web pages. I mean, it's. a 7.9" screen and it should be clear w/o and crap underneath the glass.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:28 AM   #12
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I agree. I love how apple has a no questions asked policy. This has been twice now that they've replaced/exchanged a product within the 14 days without even looking at it!
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I agree. I love how apple has a no questions asked policy. This has been twice now that they've replaced/exchanged a product within the 14 days without even looking at it!
They don't exactly want to give your money back so yeah they'll exchange it.
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Hahaha, true!
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I've noticed this a few times on mine. However, I can't reliably replicate the issue. Will this be an issue if I take it into Apple to get it fixed?
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My 32 had dead pixels. Swapped it without looking. However no 32 in stock so they gave me a 64 for no extra charge. They paid the difference (80) using Apple vouchers. Result.
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My 32 had dead pixels. Swapped it without looking. However no 32 in stock so they gave me a 64 for no extra charge. They paid the difference (80) using Apple vouchers. Result.
Same thing happened to me. I had a 32GB but they gave me a 64GB instead. I didn't realize this till I was halfway home as it was never mentioned!
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My 32 had dead pixels. Swapped it without looking. However no 32 in stock so they gave me a 64 for no extra charge. They paid the difference (80) using Apple vouchers. Result.
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Same thing happened to me. I had a 32GB but they gave me a 64GB instead. I didn't realize this till I was halfway home as it was never mentioned!
Wow, you guys lucked out! Awfully generous of them to do! I'll be happy if mine just arrives in great condition overall (black 16 ordered online from Tekserve).
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I've noticed this a few times on mine. However, I can't reliably replicate the issue. Will this be an issue if I take it into Apple to get it fixed?
They should replace it
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