iPad 2 Screen Out of Control

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  1. TheGeekNextDoor macrumors member

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    My new iPad 2 is truly magical. It is so magical that it is capable of manipulating the screen without any contact. I've attached a video for your viewing pleasure. Has anyone else experienced this problem on their new iPad 2? I didn't have much of a problem last night, but this morning it is pretty much unusable.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9_j9Uoz0qg

    Bryan
     
  2. karmamule macrumors 6502

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    Either it is defective or you have a technology-loving ghost in your home!
     
  3. vladtheimpaler macrumors regular

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    Sexy aint it?
     
  4. Mars478 macrumors 6502a

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    Return it. I had this issue with my iPad 1. They will replace it.
     
  5. Star-fire macrumors 6502

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    "Magical!"


    Sorry man that sucks I've never seen one do that.
     
  6. iFrankie macrumors member

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    It's almost like it's stuck in demo mode or something.
     
  7. zed macrumors 6502

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    I would turn it off before it purchases something by itself.
     
  8. Crosbie macrumors 6502a

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    I would turn it off before it transmits the secret of consciousness to Skynet.
     
  9. marcellus7 macrumors newbie

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  10. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    On a side note, it's a great demo of the speed of the iPad 2. Look how smoothly everything opens and closes.
     
  11. RadicalxEdward macrumors 6502

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    ha ha, it's a feature. it's supposed to be magical and revolutionary. It's so smart it uses itself
     
  12. IrishTiger macrumors regular

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    Now that's good! haha!!!!

    Seriously - Reject, return, replace!!!! :cool:

    Sorry you ended up with a weirdo - and I hope Apple can get you a replacement soon. I may have missed it, but have you done all the restarts and restoring?
     
  13. JonnyBravo macrumors regular

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    Cool slide show. Did you use Keynote for that?:)
     
  14. TheGeekNextDoor thread starter macrumors member

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    Took it in to the Genius Bar. They have not gotten any service units in yet. Said it would be a couple of weeks. I just returned it at that point. I'll just put an order online and wait like the rest of the world. :(

    Interesting fact: On the way to the store, the iPad was sitting on the leather seat beside me in the sun. When I got to the store, it exhibited no signs of the problem in the car in the parking lot. I had the video, so I thought I would still show them that and see what I should do. After waiting in the cold Apple store for my appointment for 10 minutes minutes, the problem started happening again.

    I won't make any guesses as to what's really going on here, but I'm sure you guys can. :) Ghosts like the cold and not the heat?
     
  15. Q Bert macrumors regular

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  16. warbie macrumors newbie

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    I'm not losing my marbles afterall

    . . .I'm experiencing the same problem and on top of the "ghost" when I try to use the keyboard it's as if the key is stuck so try a type ipad and you iiiiipppppppppaaad - nightmare if you're trying to enter your password as it clicks submit too. . .

    Did you get any advice from Apple - I've been told to restore factory settings again and only add an app at a time as they say that its a corrupted app that might be causing the problem
     
  17. psonice macrumors 6502a

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    Try cleaning the screen thoroughly, if that doesn't work give it a reboot (if you can ;)).

    I've had something similar on my iphone, cleaning the screen cured it. It's like there's a magic particle of dust that can trigger the touch screen or something. At other times, I've been unable to 'swipe to answer' when receiving a call on the iphone - again, a quick wipe of the screen fixes it instantly. And that's happened on all 3 iphones I've owned, so it's not a hardware issue :)
     
  18. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    Wow, a Ouija board app that works! Sell that one!
     
  19. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    If it starts spitting green pea soup you might want to throw it and run:D
     
  20. Blacklabel34 macrumors 6502

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    I wonder what the policy is if it went on a iTunes shopping spree.
     

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