Backlight Bleeding Solution!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Metal Dice, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Metal Dice macrumors regular

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    Okay so this is most likely not what you expected, this is not a guide that will help you solve your problem immediately. However as of right now, I believe it's the best we can do.

    If every person reading this thread, (with or without backlight bleeding) could submit a feedback form to Apple through their website, it could possibly have an impact on the quality of the iPad 2.
    It's really easy and it will only take a minute or two. Just briefly explain the screen bleeding issue and thats all.

    LINK


    What it looks like

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    I know this isn't going to guarantee a fix, but over a longer period I strongly believe that the MacRumors community can make a change - whether that be big or small.

    For all people that find this stupid, I absolutely understand you. Although I still believe that this is better than constantly updating the "backlight bleeding" thread waiting for someone to find a good unit. I'm really just trying to help.


    P.S. I understand if the title of this thread irritated you. You were most likely searching for an instant solution, but over a longer period of time, this thread could possibly benefit the future quality of the iPad – and Apple's other products for that matter.
     
  2. Metal Dice thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really a week, and still no posts in this thread?
    The "backlight bleeding" thread is still going strong...

    People want a solution, but they don't want to help create it.
     
  3. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    Oh, thanks for sharing your solution. Appreciate it. :)
     
  4. ronaldmcdonald macrumors member

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    This might fix it for future ipads, but sure as hell won't fix mine...
     
  5. reactions macrumors 6502

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  6. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    omg!!!

    It worked!!!

    That was magical!!!
     
  7. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    I am utterly convinced that the "MacRumors Community" has actually helped CREATE the backlight bleeding problem.

    The fact of the matter is that ALL LCD display panels will, under the right circumstances, allow a certain amount of backlighting to show through. In most normal use, this is undetectible by the user, and in no way impacts the use of the product. Your flatscreen television does it. So does your desktop or laptop computer monitor.

    Is it possible that the iPad 2, with its dramatically thinner chassis, had a slightly greater tendency to suffer than earlier models? Absolutely.

    But what is equally clear to me is that "the community" has created a situation where some people, upon purchasing an iPad, immediately rush home, turn on the iPad in a darkened room with a totally black screen, looking for any sign - no matter how insignificant - of backlight bleeding. When I read of people opening a dozen or so iPad boxes in the Apple Store, and rejecting each one on this ground - then I KNOW that this is the case.

    It is a statistical impossibility for an electronic consumer product, assembled under ISO 9000 protocols, the have 12 randomly selected units ALL fail.

    If you look hard enough for a "problem" - chances are you are going to find one. This phenomenon is well known to the medical community: A TV or newspaper story on a rare or unusual disease will prompt a rush of patients who believe - in all sincerity - they are suffering from it.

    If you have an iPad and in normal use (ie. displaying a webpage, movie screen, or other App running) and you still have noticable bleeding of light around the edges - by all means return it to Apple for a replacement or refund. Apple is no doubt aware of the issue, and by all reports is taking steps to address it.

    But blathering on ad nauseum - on a thread with more than 160 pages, is going to do nothing to help either yourself, or the community of current or potential iPad owners.
     
  8. reactions macrumors 6502

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    can you tell me what flavor apple koolaid you are drinking now?

    the issue is real and it's disturbing :rolleyes:

     
  9. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for taking the time & effort to give me a good long lecture. Appreciate it. Your lecture made me realize how ignorant & stupid I really am in regards to the real backlight bleeding issues. :p
     
  10. LiloThePleo macrumors 6502

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    I fixed mine by accidentally leaving a hot water bottle on it for ten minutes... But I'm sure your way is easier and more reliable.
     
  11. nickbarbs macrumors regular

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    Posting in an Epic Thread - Hope to be quoted by Apple in the next WWDC thanks to the solutions offered to them by this thread - thanks guys :apple:
     
  12. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

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    Could you explain your method in a bit more detail ?
     
  13. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    How dare you talk sense. This thread is for scaremongering and taking extreme umbrage only!
     
  14. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    I found a quick fix. In a 1150Watt Microwave, set it to 25% power, cook the iPad for 3 min 23 seconds and the glue will reseal and fix the light bleed.

    I will find the source later, but it works awsome!

    Of course if you live near an Apple store, a quick return/exchange can also fix the issue.
     
  15. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    SURE!!! If you want to see the 4th of July go off in your microwave.

    I think a steam iron will work better. Just make sure you place a towel between the screen and the iron.
     
  16. gigemzach macrumors 6502

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    I did this for 3 minutes and 22 seconds. Didn't work.
     
  17. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    And who are you to tell people what constitutes "normal use"? Answer that one.
     
  18. LiloThePleo macrumors 6502

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    Erm not really, had my iPad sitting next to a hot water bottle, went to feed the dog, came back ten minutes later to find the hot water bottle had fallen onto the iPad. Checked it over, iPad seemed fine, albeit a bit toasty warm :p Went to bed, turned the lights off and the iPad on and wondered why the screen looked odd :p
     
  19. corvus32 macrumors 6502a

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    Really? I actually tried using a blow dryer on one until the temp sensor triggered a warning message and the ipad was blistering hot to the touch. Didn't work.
     
  20. ronaldmcdonald macrumors member

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    Wtf... This is why i dont buy second hand electronics.
     
  21. Webb macrumors regular

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    I guess I was lucky,received my iPad 2,two weeks ago and it's perfect.NO BLB.:p
     
  22. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Highest rate post in this thread for a reason. Well said.
     
  23. corvus32 macrumors 6502a

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    LOL

    Apple might be aware of the issue, but, if all LCD panels have backlight bleeding as you say, then just how are they addressing it?

    You can go buy one right now, fresh out of China, with backlight bleeding identical to the first ones made. Nothing has changed.
     
  24. macduke Suspended

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    Honestly, I don't ever notice it except on really dark backgrounds. It's not any worse than my $700 H-IPS display that I use for graphic design and photography.

    Honestly I don't know how they got a screen this good into a device this thin for this price.

    Either way, Apple will likely address this to a certain extent in the next revision, which will likely be retina. My wife gets this one and doesn't care about that at all. Then I can get my retina iPad 3 with hopefully a better display quality.
     
  25. Blueguitar007 macrumors newbie

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    Maybe a fix

    Flexing out spots worked for me a bit.
    I went into Dark room. Flexed it until I loosened it up a bit removing some bleed. The one bleed most ppl have is just to the right of the home key. It's still there but almost completely gone. I didn't kill any pixels either....sheesh! It's already got internal parts pressing against it causing the bleed.

    Also if you walk into a dark room the screen will still be on bright. If you switch sleep (top) button off then on it will be dimmer in the dark room and you will notice the bleed isn't so bad.

    Side note. Apple stoe has replacements that are out of box for this problem if it's bad. I couldn't get a straight answer if they were refurbs or not. Just that the packaging wasn't there as we already got the box first time around Lol
    I'm sticking with mine. Watching Netflix I can't see it.
    The black screen will never be truly black so a little more fade on the edge is nothing.

    To those that have it bad I apologize for seeming it's nothing but I swear mine did just look bad and I flexed/massaged it around the spots. That is if you have a half circle spot try massaging on the sides of it that are dark and flexing it so the light spot has more curve in the back. Then take a look.
    It's just the internal parts pressing against it.
     

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