iPad mini Ipad Mini 2 Retina Advice Backlight Bleed!2

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wwusa, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. wwusa macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2013

    Just took advantage of the lower prices on last year's hardware. Picked up an ipad mini 2 (Retina). Very happy with it thus far except for a little bit of backlight bleed. It is located on the bottom middle and bottom left in portrait mode. See attached photos.

    Backlight bleed on maximum brightness and normal brightness (30-35%). There seems to be two schools of thought. #1 backlight bleed is inevitable and its a crapshoot on all devices enjoy your device. #2 backlight bleed is unacceptable and exchange it.

    What are everyone's thoughts? Am I being picky? Should it be perfect or is this just a part of LCD technology? Thanks.

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  2. ttran88 macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2009
    At 100% brightness, I have minor bleed spread across the bottom in portrait mode, while yours looks to be concentrated in 2 areas. At 35, there is no noticeable bleed.
  3. 1458279 Suspended


    May 1, 2010
    People that buy Apple products pay extra for the Apple brand name. Quality is one of the reasons many buy Apple products.

    Given that there are other products out there at much lower prices, I'd say this is fully on Apple.

    Apple has turned it's back on customers before with other products, this is clearly wrong.

    Apple is the richest (most valuable) company in history, this is at least in part because they tout they have excellent products and support, great company, etc...

    Yet they don't pay well for most of their employees, they dodge taxes just like others, they hold profit overseas and ignore customer service and product issues.

    You paid for it, why would you not stand up for yourself?
  4. Infinite Jest macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2011
    Harrisonburg, Va
    I've owned two mini retinas and one had minor backlight bleed like the one you posted and the other is virtually free of specific bleed (slight shadow along top edge is another story ). They do exist.
  5. NorthSeaBeach macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2014
    The Hague
    I don't see anything wrong with the picture on the right. On the left, yes it bleeds a bit but is it clearly visible with normal use? Like browsing site with a white or black background? My worry would be the screen tint. Is it even? If so you hit the jackpot. I had to return 3 Mini2's last week (2 refurbs and a new one I bought at the Applestore) to get one that's even.
  6. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009

    The red/pink tint is definitely still there on the photo on the right. This is nuts, didn't know people had to "hit the jackpot" for what is considered a premium device.
  7. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2010
    Looks normal\acceptable to me. Probably not something you wouldn't notice during everyday usage.
  8. donnaw macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2011
    Austin TX
    My test for backlight bleed is 'does it distract you, especially when watching a movie'. If the answer is yes, return it.

    My iPad 3 had a little bleed. It didn't bother me too much but I did see it when watching a movie. It also had the bookspine-effect that did bother me the entire year. However, when I gave it to my husband (when I upgraded to the Air) I pointed both issues out to him and he couldn't even see them.

    Moral of my story, if it bothers you return it, if it doesn't, keep it. What one person sees as a defect, another person may not even notice.

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