Do you have "light bleed" problem?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HXGuy, Mar 12, 2011.


Do you have the "light bleed/yellow tinting" problem?

  1. Yes

    26 vote(s)
  2. No

    25 vote(s)
  1. HXGuy, Mar 12, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2011

    HXGuy macrumors 68000

    Mar 25, 2010
    Both my 16GB Black WiFi model and my wife's 16GB White WiFi have the problem, with mine being worse. It's really only noticeable on a black background and if the brightness is turned up high.

    This is a good image to test it with, either set it as your background or use a web browser that allows "full screen".

    Here is an empale from of what it looks like:[​IMG]
  2. Eminemdrdre00 macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2008
    Yes I do too! Black 16GB WiFi model. My iPad 1 had a great screen. I'm going to have to return it if it doesn't go away in a few days.
  3. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 25, 2010
    I don't think it will go away. It seems to be a backlighting issue, not a glue issue like the iPhone 4 had. My LED TV has the same issue. Guess we'll see after a few days but I'm skeptical. Either way it should be covered by warranty so mill wait till the commotion settles down and go to the Apple Store but this seems pretty widespread.
  4. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    Normal. All iPads do this to some degree. I picked up two tonight and both have varying amounts of bleed.
  5. krnboy503 macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2008
    both my 16GB and 32GB white iPads have light bleeding problems. it's common
  6. ilifecomputer macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    yea. but like others said seems like minimal and common bleed.
  7. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2009
    that sucks swap it, I swapped 4 original iPads because of this (and other reasons like dust under the screen dead pixels and a really weird problem that baffled the apple guys, when I plugged one of the iPads in for its 1st charge it made the screen go weird.. and super bright and when he compared it to other models out back he said it was way brighter for some reason)

    You cant avoid the light bleed but you can hopefully get one with a little less... even after swapping mine around so many times the one i have now still has it just no where near as much.

    And it is very annoying especially when watching movies in bed etc the lightbleed becomes to distracting.

    When youv waited in line from 4am till 7am (uk original iPad launch) and pay £600 for something it has to be right.
  8. camaroIOM macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2010
    I have two that have it. Both have in different locations with white being less. Needless to say both going back when they have more.
  9. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    I got light bleed on the bottom right. I think I can live with it. Haven't adjust brightness yet so maybe some hope.
  10. Jamie37211 macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2010
    I have it on my iPad 1, my lg LCD monitor, my LCD tv...its quite minimal and not distracting on all of the above. If my iPad 2 has it (haven't unboxed mine yet...wife had a migraine last night so I was taking care of kids solo...gonna do it this morning) then, as long as it is similarly minimal, I'll be good.
  11. Outsida macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2010
  12. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Dare I say I tried that link with my Xoom and my screen has no bleed whatsoever? :p

    (Ducks and runs)
  13. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    Lol :D funny guy
  14. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

    Jun 9, 2009
    SI, NY
    Unfortunately yes mine does have it, it's only noticeable at a black screen also it's not as bad as that photo. As long as I don't notice it normally I don't care.
  15. WMuntean macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2007
    I have the bleeding as well, and it's almost an entire corner (1in). Hmm, is this really covered by the warranty?
  16. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68020


    Mar 15, 2009
    This should not be happening, and nobody should accept this as "normal". I had a light bleed issue on my iPhone 4 and exchanged it for a unit that did not have any light bleed. If they can make iPhones without light bleed (most of them DON'T have it), the iPad should be no different.

    Light bleed is not acceptable on a device advertised to play movies. If this is true of the majority of iPad 2s, I will not be getting one.
  17. spinstorm macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2007

    Don't return an iPad for light bleed when it is covered by warranty.

    You all know there is limited stock. Surely you can wait a week and hit an apple store or return it then?

    Why would you queue up and wait for hours to return something only noticeable because your being pedantic and knowing you will leave without one due to no stock when you have a year to swap it with apple?!
  18. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    Just checked and mine has none.

    People who have issues will create posts, which makes people think everyone has the issue. Nobody is creating a thread titled "my iPad 2 screen is perfect" because it has no point.
  19. levitynyc macrumors 65816

    Aug 19, 2006
    Light bleeding is inherent to Edge Lit LED displays. No one is going to make a local dimming tablet. Thats one of the many reasons why Plasma TVs are better than LEDs.

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