Backlight problem... How much of a problem is it?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by The Jambo, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. The Jambo macrumors member

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    Right, since i've been been spending hours of each day scouring these forums up to the launch of the iPad 2, I was very worried about the backlight problems, even thinking about waiting till a fixed version arrived.

    That would have been such a mistake.

    Though faults may be there, you will barely notice them while doing stuff.

    These photos were taken with HDR on from an iPhone 4. (100% Brightness)

    Normal Home screen
    http://james.am/ipad2/IMG_0564.JPG

    Typical Backlight problem screen (Zooming in to a 100% black photo)
    http://james.am/ipad2/IMG_0566.JPG

    Zooming into an iPhone app
    http://james.am/ipad2/IMG_0567.JPG

    Dark Background on app
    http://james.am/ipad2/IMG_0568.JPG

    Movie with black borders (also lulzy Screenshot)
    http://james.am/ipad2/IMG_0570.JPG

    General Darkish screen
    http://james.am/ipad2/IMG_0571.JPG

    I saw the flaw the second I turned it on, because I was worried and looking for it, but after that, I never saw it until I looked for it again today.

    Note: Obviously, some backlight problems are worse than others, but by judging the in-app screenshots against my Fully black screenshot, you can guess to what extent it will actually affect you.

    Lemme know if any prospective buyers want any other photos.
     
  2. Zeos macrumors 6502

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    Don't see it at all on the 32 GB AT&T that I purchased at Best Buy in Dallas 3/26.
     
  3. DanishDude macrumors newbie

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    I didn't notice it at all until i tried to make it appear. It only shows when the screen is completely black, and even then it really isn't much of an issue. Got my iPad 2 this friday, don't know if it will disappear over time.
     
  4. MasonH macrumors member

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    I agree - I think if you buy one and it doesn't bother you go ahead and keep it because virtually every one I've seen in person (friends, stores, etc) has had it to some degree.

    Some are obviously over the top and deserve a return but I don't castigate the picky users that seem to want perfection. They won't get it but I blame Apple for describing their gizmos as "magical" - makes it harder to accept screen bleed sometimes worse than your laptop or pc.

    Oddly if you read the humongous screen bleed thread on Apple's iPad forum the final few posters claim Apple is saying they are now "stopping production for qc issues" and won't ship any new ones until late April.

    But those might just be some jokers having fun with the situation... such drama ;-)
     
  5. ActiveApp macrumors member

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    Buffalo, NY
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    I have some slight bleeding. Didn't notice it until I saw thread about here. Can only see it if I go into a dark room with a black background.
     
  6. dmaul1114 macrumors 6502

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    Same. I don't even notice it watching video. Only when doing that test.
     
  7. aserafin macrumors member

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    +1. Probably would have never known about it if I wasn't on the forum. Just like the "yellow screen" on my 2007 mbp. Oh well can't see it unless I have it on a black screen :rolleyes:
     

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