Let's see if we can find the source of the screen issues...Post your week & factory

Discussion in 'iPad' started by El3ctronics, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Pulled this site from the other thread but let's see if we can drill down to a specific batch of iPads by either week or factory that have a screen issue.

    http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html/

    The left edge of my screen (in portrait mode) is yellow compared to the right side of the screen. My info from the site above is as follows:

    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi-3G
    Generation: 3
    ModelCode:
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 8 (February)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: Black
    Capacity: 64GB
    Factory: DQ (China - Foxconn refurbished??)
     
  2. Djay1, Mar 19, 2012
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    Production week 7 (Feb)
    wifi only 64Gb
    Factory - DL Foxconn

    Excellent screen - no yellowness; small illumination variance has gone away :confused:
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What factory?
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    I thought I read here somewhere that the "date decoders" for the iPad 3 are no longer valid? Has that been determined to be incorrect?
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi
    Generation: 3
    ModelCode:
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 5 (February)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: Black
    Capacity: 16GB
    Factory: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)

    One tiny singular dead pixel that doesn't make it worth exchanging. All else about it seems to be fine.
     
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    Screen looks excellent.


    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 7 (February)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: Black
    Capacity: 64GB
    Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Screen perfection

    My screen is great. Perfect. Awesome. Zero defects.

    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi-GSM
    Generation: 3
    ModelCode:
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 9 (March)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: Black
    Capacity: 32GB
    Factory: DM (China - Foxconn)
     
  8. macrumors member

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    Screen is perfect on mines

    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi
    Generation: 3
    ModelCode:
    Machine Model: iPad3,1
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 9 (March)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: White
    Capacity: 16GB
    Factory: DM (China - Foxconn)
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting that in you're Group 2 it says WiFi-GSM and in mine it says WiFi-3G. I'm using AT&T so wonder what the difference is.
     
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    Serial number: DLXH86****** (cleaned up from 'Dlxh86******')
    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi-3G
    Generation: 3
    ModelCode:
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 8 (February)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: Black
    Capacity: 64GB
    Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)

    To be picky I'd say the lower portion of the screen is slightly darker.

    Also OOB had a couple of tiny scratches near the sim slot.

    Overall I'm very happy.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    What type of immulation issue did you have?
     
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  13. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It could be a specific week from a specific factory or completely random. We'll find out.
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi
    Generation: 3
    ModelCode:
    Machine Model: iPad3,1
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 8 (February)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: White
    Capacity: 16GB
    Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)

    little yellow bleed, but the screen itself is white.
     
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    Chupa Chupa

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    Production week: 9 (March)
    Colour: Black
    Capacity: 64GB
    Factory: DM (China - Foxconn)

    4G version. No major screen issues. 1/2" light leak on one long side. Doesn't really bother as it's only slightly apparently when watching a letterbox video at 3/4 to full brightness which I doubt I'd ever do.
     
  16. macrumors member

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    This is what I tried to address before launch. You CAN NOT find the source of the screen issue by finding some link between manufacture date etc.BESIDES arent people saying that the yellow screen issue is going away with time???
     
  17. macrumors member

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    Early on I noticed a somewhat dimmer top right corner (landscape) especially noticeable on a more monotone page (white & gray); I can't replicate it currently. Maybe a "just noticeabe difference" and I habituated to it. :eek:
     
  18. macrumors member

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    Dm china Foxconn
    Week 9 march
    16gb black wifi

    Pixels dead on one spot, if the pixels are not visible from 10 inches then I have a few dead pixels at one spot one next to another, this is visible from any distance
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    Perfect screen here. No bleeds, discolorations, or anamolies of any kind.

    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi
    Generation: 3
    ModelCode:
    Machine Model: iPad3,1
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 8 (February)
    introduced test: GOED
    Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: Please tell us what colour this iPad is (on the back).
    Capacity: Please tell us the storage capacity of this iPad is.
    Factory: DM (China - Foxconn)
    External link: Repair guide by iFixit
     
  20. macrumors 6502

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    I noticed on white websites like Mac rumors the middle of the screen is white but the top and bottom are a bit more grey (portrait mode). For example, while scrolling in a thread the middle of the screen produce the best picture, if I'm looking at a post and then scroll that post up to read the next one it starts to dim a bit the further it goes up. Is like what you have?
     
  21. macrumors 6502a

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    Same exact thing with mine. I actually ordered two iPad 3s (one of which I'm returning since I don't need it) and the other iPad had a much yellower screen, significantly worse backlight bleeding, and the same slight-darkness-in-the-lower-portion issue. I was a little surprised to see so much difference between the two since all of the displays at this point are made by Samsung.

    Anyway, here's the info on the one I'm keeping -- I might try to swap it once some iPads with Sharp displays get into the pipeline:

    Serial number: DLXH********
    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi-3G
    Generation: 3
    ModelCode:
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 5 (February)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: Black
    Capacity: 64GB
    Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)
     
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    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 3 (January)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Color:Black
    Capacity: 32GB
    Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)

    Perfect shape with no problems.
     
  23. macrumors 6502a

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    You didn't ask me, but I'll answer anyway...yes, mine is pretty much like this with the bottom being a tad bit darker. Of course, the dimness moves depending on the angle at which you hold the iPad so I think it's just somewhat inherent to the backlighting and screen technologies.
     
  24. macrumors 6502a

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    My screen has blue at the bottom and red/pink at the top. Going back tomorrow. Reading Kindle is very distracting.

    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi-3G
    Generation: 3
    ModelCode:
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 7 (February)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: Black
    Capacity: 64GB
    Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)
     
  25. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like there are very few from DQ (the old refurbishing plant). Maybe that's why I got a lemon.
     

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