All iPads How to fix yellow tint and book spine

Ryssy

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Nov 27, 2013
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Here is what you have to do:
- place one hand on each side of the iPad
- start twisting carefully, as if you were wringing a wet towel, until you see liquid distortions within the screen
- repeat on each side until the yellow tint is gone
Your Ipad should be fixed now!
 

ZBoater

macrumors G3
Jul 2, 2007
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Here is what you have to do:
- place one hand on each side of the iPad
- start twisting carefully, as if you were wringing a wet towel, until you see liquid distortions within the screen
- repeat on each side until the yellow tint is gone
Your Ipad should be fixed now!
You know, some people may actually believe you. You should be careful what you post.
 

Ryssy

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 27, 2013
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Well I wouldn't be posting this after my screen went from yellow on left side to this....
 

Ryssy

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 27, 2013
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And how many pictures of cracked screens do you figure we will see before this thread is thrown into the Wasteland? :confused:
I didn't tell anyone to break anything. The Ipad will not break if you twist it slightly.
 

Ryssy

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 27, 2013
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You should learn how to post pictures before attempting to troll :D
I didn't expect it to be fixed while taking a hot bath experimenting to find a solution for a failure thousands of customers are suffering from. So no "before" pictures.
 

mcdj

macrumors G3
Jul 10, 2007
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A hue/sat bump in photoshop would seem to indicate you still have plenty of yellow tint, on the left, where it always is.
Maybe the twisting accidentally boosted the brightness.
 

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laela

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Mar 17, 2010
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You just turned the iPad sideways. :confused:

This is still yellow at the bottom. The colors are quite uneven if you compare top to bottom. Do you have a before pic?

Well I wouldn't be posting this after my screen went from yellow on left side to this....
Image
 

JoeRito

macrumors 6502a
Apr 12, 2012
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New England, USA
Someone give it a go and report back :)
I just took the word of this unknown, but well meaning troll and sure enough, it's a Christmas miracle!!! I now have spider cracks all over the screen, but when viewed 62.45 degrees off axis horizontally, the cracks appear to form an image of the Virgin Mary!! Wahoooooooo what a post!
 

Ryssy

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 27, 2013
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A hue/sat bump in photoshop would seem to indicate you still have plenty of yellow tint, on the left, where it always is.
Maybe the twisting accidentally boosted the brightness.
well that may be but it is not noticeable to my eye anymore. My guess is that some of the sides is installed to tight so the screen has to losen up a bit not to give those yellow tints and book spines.

edit: but what do I know? I replaced twice my Ipad Air. Genius at the bar said that many ppl are returning their Ipads cause of this. I don't guarantee that it will work for you, obviously it worked for me somehow, but the Ipad won't break doing this 100%.
 

mcdj

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Jul 10, 2007
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well that may be but it is not noticeable to my eye anymore. My guess is that some of the sides is installed to tight so the screen has to losen up a bit not to give those yellow tints and book spines.
It's a nice theory but if it were tight, you would see major light bleeds along the sides. There are some people with light bleeding, but lots with yellow tint and no bleeding.
 

ZBoater

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Jul 2, 2007
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well that may be but it is not noticeable to my eye anymore. My guess is that some of the sides is installed to tight so the screen has to losen up a bit not to give those yellow tints and book spines.
I heard that if you dip your iPad in tomato sauce and bake it at 325 degrees for 20 minutes, it will take care of the yellow tint...

(the preceding has been a sarcastic comment and should not be considered an endorsement of baking as a solution to iPad screen problems. Do not try this at home. If you do, you do so at your own risk, and this poster nor Macrumors can be held liable for your inability to comprehend sarcasm and your willingness to damage your iPad based on something posted on the internet. You have been warned. All rights reserved, yadda yadda 2013).
 

MrGimper

macrumors 603
Sep 22, 2012
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Andover, UK
well that may be but it is not noticeable to my eye anymore. My guess is that some of the sides is installed to tight so the screen has to losen up a bit not to give those yellow tints and book spines.
I hate to say it, but there is some logic to what's being said. There was an issue with iMac screens shadowing on the edges that was caused by the screen being over tightened. The fix was to loosen the screws a notch.
 

TWO2SEVEN

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Jun 27, 2010
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Plano, TX
I heard that if you dip your iPad in tomato sauce and bake it at 325 degrees for 20 minutes, it will take care of the yellow tint...

(the preceding has been a sarcastic comment and should not be considered an endorsement of baking as a solution to iPad screen problems. Do not try this at home. If you do, you do so at your own risk, and this poster nor Macrumors can be held liable for your inability to comprehend sarcasm and your willingness to damage your iPad based on something posted on the internet. You have been warned. All rights reserved, yadda yadda 2013).
That only works in Italy.
 

ZBoater

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Jul 2, 2007
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I hate to say it, but there is some logic to what's being said. There was an issue with iMac screens shadowing on the edges that was caused by the screen being over tightened. The fix was to loosen the screws a notch.
And if the iPad had screws, maybe the logic might hold. But being these things are glued and the casing is quite stiff, you are BEGGING to crack the screen with this so called "fix".