iPad mini Dead or "weak" pixel?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by fenjen, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. fenjen macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2012
    So I've got my 5th Mini by now as the others had dust under the screen and my first one had a tint. This one is almost okay, execpt for this really small grey dot. I don't know if it's a dead pixel as it is not black but grey (maybe it's still illuminated by pixels around it?).
    Anyway, as I've had much issues with getting a good one I really don't know if I should take it back again. To most people it's not even that apparent but I can still see it and it annoyes the crap out of me when I do.

    The strange thing is though, that when I zoom in on a picture I made of it or look at it trough a magnifier, I can't really identify which one it is anymore. So does anybody know what it could be? I'm 99% certain it is not a particle of dust as that would be visible when the screen is off.

    So anyway, what do you guys say. Should I take it back again?
  2. lyngo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2007
    Yup. I went through 4 ipad 3s because of dead pixels, dust, tinting, and a fold in the screen under the glass. That as weird. So... Yes. Open in store and check there, save yourself the gas.
  3. SnowLeopard OSX macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

    Dec 5, 2012
    Could be dust, could be a dead pixel -- kind of hard to tell without a picture of some sort. If it really bothers you that much, I'd suggest returning it and continuing to return it until you find a flawless iPad mini.
  4. fenjen thread starter macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2012
    Wel yeah I checked it in the store but I didn't see it then.
  5. wrkactjob macrumors 65816


    Feb 29, 2008
    A "weak" pixel! Lol! Take it back to the Apple store I dare you, can you get someone to film it and post to You Tube? I want to watch the assistant try to keep a straight face when you come out with your weak pixel that you have trouble seeing under a magnifier.

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