4 iPads later................

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Maaz, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Maaz macrumors 6502a

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    and now i finally get to enjoy it, all three of my others had dead pixels. I was in the store as me and the apple employee kept switching them and each one we were more surprised every time, I guess it was just a bad batch. Now i finally can relax, thank God.
     
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    Wow, that does suck. Glad you finally got a good one, though.
     
  4. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    That's really unlucky, but glad you got a good one now.
     
  6. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

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    One of the advantages of picking it up. I had my delivered and would have been ticked if I had to send one back.
     
  7. funkmunky macrumors newbie

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    I do hope that my UPS driver at the end of the month does not have your same medical condition... :D
     
  8. Inksworth macrumors regular

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    How many were there on each you turned down? I've got one "semidead" pixel that looks like a spec of dust I can't get off. :\ I did talk them into letting me upgrade my reservation from a 16 to a 32 though.

    I'm only frustrated over one pixel because I feel like I bought a laptop (I bought two iPads, one for me and one for my girlfriend). I probably wouldn't be so nitpicky if I'd only bought one. :p Perceived value to cost ratio or something I suppose. :p
     
  9. Maaz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thats what sucks dude.... i had it delivered, I waited 6 hours for the UPS to come, it came around 3:30pm, i noticed it right away, and just got back around 6.
     
  10. Dataquest macrumors member

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    So, were you able to go to the Apple store and replace one that you had delivered?
     
  11. dvdlovr24 macrumors 6502

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    I had the same thing happen to me. I ordered an iPad from Apple since the closest Apple store is almost two hours away. I was playing with it today and notice a dead pixel. Once you see it you can't take your eyes off it. So me & the wife drove down to Atlanta to swap it out at the Apple Store at Perimeter. The store was packed but they got me exchanged quickly. I studied the screen for a good two minutes to make sure that were no dead pixels. My wife thought I was crazy for driving down there and back but I couldn't deal with the spot. Plus I was able to pick up a Apple Case since my local Best Buy was sold out. :D
     
  12. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

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    weren't there well know production issues with the screens? should this REALLY come as a big surprise that some bad screens slipping through??
     
  13. Maaz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oh yeah no problem, they just asked to see my email or the order invoice apple sent me when i ordered the iPad.
     
  14. ImperialX macrumors 65816

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    You are the epitome of the term "unlucky". At least you now have a problem-free iPad. :)
     
  15. megamanbnmaster macrumors 6502

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    I have a dead pixel on mine too =\
    Right now i'm using the iphone dead pixel website thingy cuz it's a red pixel, not black. but if it doesn't work i'll see if i can get a replacement on monday.
    does anyone know if they need u to bring the box and charger and cable and everything?
     
  16. mottdog macrumors member

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    Do you have a technique to find these dead pixels? Besides just looking:eek:
     
  17. GoHack macrumors member

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    Is there a way to turn the entire screen white, in order to see the dead pixels easier?
     
  18. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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  19. gigapocket1 macrumors 6502a

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    Well.. The only way to find a dead pixel is by looking.... And u really don't notice it when you look. U notice it while doing something and it just pops out you...
     
  20. DotCom2 macrumors 68030

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    What did they look like?
    I thought dead pixels were either a bright green, red or blue but I have friggin smudge looking thing right in the middle of my screen! At first I thought it was just a dirt smudge but it won't come off!
    It's just a dull gray little smudge but I can't stop seeing it!
    Is that what your looked like?
    I don't have an Apple store near me. :(
     
  21. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

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    I bought mine from an apple store 3 hrs away.. I guess I'll have to call applecare or drive back to the store to get it swapped out.

    I am going to try to live with the dead pixel for a while.. just due to the inconvenience.
     
  22. phillyred79 macrumors regular

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  23. hlysmksbtmn macrumors member

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    I have a stuck red pixel too, close to the center of the screen. Where is yours located? Will Apple really replace the ipad for 1 stuck/dead pixel? Do they have a policy on this? I don't want to make a trip to the store if they're just not going to replace mine.
     
  24. scottness macrumors 65816

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    they'll replace it.
     

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