iPad mini iPad Mini Screen Flicker Issue

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wgr73, Nov 28, 2012.

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    wgr73

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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 :confused: 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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    mattopotamus

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    the stores keep a separate stock for returns/DOA's.
     
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    wgr73

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    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 :eek:
     
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    wgr73

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    Exchanged in 5 minutes! Def a defect
     
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    Glad you got it replaced. Got mine replaced too.
     
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    wgr73

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    Good! Same issue?
     
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    I actually had a piece of hair underneath the screen! :eek:
     
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    Oh wow!
     
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    From openboxed? Thats nasty.
     
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    thadoggfather

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    Yeah hair under a screen would weird me out
     
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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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    wgr73

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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! :cool:
     
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    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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    MrGimper

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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! :eek:
     
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    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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    They should replace it :cool:
     

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