All iPads Help! Do I have a dead Pixel?

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  1. Radon87000, Aug 17, 2017
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    Radon87000 macrumors 604

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    I just bought a new 12.9 iPad Pro and when I tilt the iPad so I am looking at it from the top while it's vertical in my hands I see a white spot about 5 cm above the home button which stays lit when I keep scrolling and even when a color goes over the spot.

    But when I look at the iPad normally from the front I don't see anything.

    Is that something to do with my screen protector glue or is it a dead pixel. I have attached pics.


    When looking from the top, this spot is there

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    However when I tilt the display and look from the front it disappears and everything is normal

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    Some other pics where I can't see the spot when looking straight on.

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  2. akash.nu macrumors 68040

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    A dead pixel doesn't glow. But it's more likely your screen protector if you can't see it when looking at it straight. You can spot a dead pixel from every angle.
     
  3. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Doesn’t look like a pixel issue to me. Looks more like a screen defect or your screen protector (likely the latter).
     
  4. Radon87000 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Is it easy to spot a pixel (stuck or dead) on a display?Can it be spotted on colored backgrounds or is it visible only on white screens?

    I can only spot this dot when I tilt the ipad,when looking head on its almost invisible,just a small imperfection I see when I look really really really closely at that spot with my nose touching the screen lol
     
  5. akash.nu macrumors 68040

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    I've only ever had dead pixel once on one of my iPhones but it's was visible from every angle. Really depends on how acute your eyesight is. But if in doubt why don't you just remove the screen protector and check? That will remove any doubts and will mean you can get a replacement if it turns out to be a dead pixel after all.
     
  6. Radon87000 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Removed the screen protector and its still there. Guess I will be going in for a replacement :(. Thats the last time I put on a screen protector without checking the screen. $30 down the drain
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    If it is still there, off to the store you go!
     
  8. wetcanvas macrumors regular

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    I know your pain. I had a matte screen protector I paid 15 dollars plus 10 dollars shipping. Matte screen protectors are the best when it comes to fingerprints. Also good a little texture for the Apple Pencil. I had the screen protector on perfect except one little spot there was a piece of dust that was causing a bubble. So I peeled back the screen protector and not thinking wiped the screen with my shirt and. Put the screen protector back. Really bad move my shirt was covered in cat hair and it all got stuck to the sticky side of the protector making it 100x worse than it was. I had to tear the whole thing off 25 bucks down the toilet. I just replaced it with a glass screen protector and there are no bubbles this time and I was super careful. We will see how well it holds up to fingerprints.
     
  9. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    Not pixel-related, as this affects a region containing multiple pixels. It seems more likely to be some sort of differential light refraction, perhaps bought on by an inconsistency in a coating material or some such. I've seen similar with simple spots of debris on the screen - it may be nearly invisible from some angles, but apparent at others.

    I guess it comes down to whether it interferes with your use and enjoyment. Even small imperfections become easy to notice, once you're aware of them.

    Personally, I'm fairly easy-going about these things. I've always worked in fields (photography, music/audio/video production, writing) where there's always room for greater perfection. At some point, you have to draw the line, wrap up the project, and move on. While it's great when I have a "perfect" working environment (studios with great acoustics, top-line equipment in excellent condition, whatever), all too often I've had to work with less. I'd have gone mad if I dwelled on the shortcomings; it was more important to adapt and make the best of what I had to work with.
     
  10. akash.nu macrumors 68040

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    Oops. Really sorry to hear that. I'm sure a replacement will be as easy as just taking it in. Apple is really good with things like that.
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    And this is where the customer service comes into play. To me, this is where the manufacturer stands behind their product and Apple will rectify the issue.
     
  12. akash.nu macrumors 68040

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    Couldn't agree more. I'm happy to pay the extra for that peace of mind.
     
  13. alecgold macrumors 65816

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    If this happens, take a peace of tape, the regular stuff, and lift the screen protector carefully. Stick tape in between, sticky side to the screen protector, try to get the dust off. It’s tricky, so hope for the best. It might be able to get it off.
    Otherwise wait, the silicone sticky stuff on the screen protector might be able to “absorb” it a bit and it might become much less visible in 24-48 hours.
     
  14. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    Might also help to make a Pages document and just create circles around the flaw(s). That way you can point it out to the person who helps you right away.
     
  15. abdulkar.im macrumors 65816

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    Really good idea!
     
  16. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    When I got the "new iPad" (the first one with retina) I had 3 dead pixels and had to take it in for replacement. I figured that would be the easiest way to show them, and they said it was really helpful when they took it back to show their techs.
     
  17. Radon87000 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I got it replaced and no issues now. Thanks everyone :)
     

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