Can someone please tell me what is this at the top?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by DaQuickPG, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. DaQuickPG macrumors member

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    I have 3 new iPads and one has a dead pixel and is going back. The other one, pictured, has a weird backlight issue when looked from this angle. Please help, doesn't seem normal, should I exchange?
     

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  2. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure what we are looking at. Can you circle it?
     
  3. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah that is horrid light leak, bring it back. A few folks have that issue.
     
  4. scupking macrumors 6502a

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    It's not normal there was another thread with other people having the same issue with the back light showing.
     
  5. Viper2005 macrumors 6502

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  6. DaQuickPG thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, thanks all, i will take this one back also. I plan on keeping these for a while so better resolve these early.
     
  7. DaQuickPG thread starter macrumors member

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    U taking urs back?
     
  8. It'sMyPrecious macrumors regular

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    Mine has a series of bright spots at the top too. Do you think it's worth the hassle of taking it back to the store?

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Identity Fraud macrumors 6502

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    Id be curious if there is no one who has this issue. I have the same issue on mine and I'm starting to think it's just the nature of producing these units and is almost unavoidable.
     
  10. LanEvo macrumors 6502

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    Nothing on mine. I have checked multiple times.
     
  11. Identity Fraud macrumors 6502

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    Hm.

    Im curious if I should wait a week before I try to swap it (in hopes I get a recently produced one rater than first batch - if that even matters).
     
  12. LanEvo macrumors 6502

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    Personally, I'd go now b/c the second batch may not be Samsung Panels, which then may be even more frustrating.
     
  13. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    Or the second batch will be refurbs from all the "ZOMG ITS YELLLOWWWWWW!!!!!1111!!!!!" returners.
     
  14. wingsabr macrumors 6502

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    Nothing here....my iPad is perfect
     
  15. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    does it affect usage?

    i have never checked for that on mine
     
  16. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    Same here. This is the second time I have read about this and checked mine again.
     
  17. DaQuickPG thread starter macrumors member

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    No it doesn't. Didn't even look for it (or knew i should be) until my iPad was on the table in front of me and I got the notification and saw it from far
     
  18. calilove macrumors member

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    I just made a thread about my experience with this and calling customer support, it sounded like they had no idea what I was talking about.

    The screen on mine that was right next to this area had a red tint and was extremely distracting on white or grey backgrounds. I had a good, even, non yellow screen, with no dead pixels, but I can not deal with a red splotch about the size of a playing card.
     
  19. sekazi macrumors 6502

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    I have one spot on mine but is impossible to see it unless held at extreme angles plus it does not mess with the display.
     
  20. daneoni macrumors G4

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    I don't have the problem and if i were you i'd definitely return it. Its bad assembly.
     
  21. LanEvo macrumors 6502

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    Yep, checked again, like my 5th time. Nothing. Everything is perfect on this one, imo. Only small bit is the home button is a little loose or well pops up a bit, nothing to make too much of. Light bleed is very, very minimal. Only 2-4 spots of it, very light.
     
  22. troop231 macrumors 603

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    I have it too, but I wouldn't have noticed it if I didn't see this thread. The viewing angle required to see it on mine makes it a non-issue pretty much.

    I shouldn't see it in normal viewing conditions in my daily usage :)
     
  23. Viper2005 macrumors 6502

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    No its not worth it, for me. The screen is otherwise perfect and I don't want to risk the new one having dead pixels/yellowing etc.
    The light leakage is minor and not even noticeable unless you view it at that extreme angle.
     
  24. Justin Luck macrumors regular

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    Mine has zero light leak and no dead pixels, but has a yellow hue on the bottom 1/4 of the screen. Pick your poison. ;)
     
  25. DaQuickPG thread starter macrumors member

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    Mine thing is the long run, don't want something else happening in a year when warranty expires. If they can't give me the perfect one, I will get the money back and buy them again in a few months.
     

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