iPad mini iPad Mini Retina Screen Clicking Noise

B.Chang

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Jun 9, 2011
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Hi there,

I got an iPad mini Retina over the holidays and I think its great.

One thing I've noticed is that if squeezed slightly harder than usual on the top of the iPad screen right under the camera that it makes a weird popping or snapping noise as if the screen isn't attached all the way to what's below it. Kind of hard to describe. It doesn't do it anywhere else on the screen and only happens when the iPad is cold. It's kinda the sound plastic makes when it's partially glued to something and removed. If nobody understands what I mean I can always make a video with it.

It's fine with normal use, it only does this when I squeeze on the iPad to remove it from a dock I use.

Is this normal? I don't have an Apple Store nearby to check there.

Thanks,
Brian
 

heisenberg123

macrumors 603
Oct 31, 2010
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Hamilton, Ontario
Hi there,

I got an iPad mini Retina over the holidays and I think its great.

One thing I've noticed is that if squeezed slightly harder than usual on the top of the iPad screen right under the camera that it makes a weird popping or snapping noise as if the screen isn't attached all the way to what's below it. Kind of hard to describe. It doesn't do it anywhere else on the screen and only happens when the iPad is cold. It's kinda the sound plastic makes when it's partially glued to something and removed. If nobody understands what I mean I can always make a video with it.

It's fine with normal use, it only does this when I squeeze on the iPad to remove it from a dock I use.

Is this normal? I don't have an Apple Store nearby to check there.

Thanks,
Brian
ive noticed this on my iPad mini first gen
 

Dlanod

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Jul 11, 2008
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UK
It sounds like the screen is coming unstuck. I'd return it if you can and if not make a genius bar appointment.
 

Mactroki

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Nov 25, 2013
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Paris, France
Same for me above camera (landscape). However I am keeping it as I have a screen that satisfies me. I have AppleCare+ if necessary later on.
 

Formativeyears

macrumors member
Mar 14, 2007
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Hi there,

I got an iPad mini Retina over the holidays and I think its great.

One thing I've noticed is that if squeezed slightly harder than usual on the top of the iPad screen right under the camera that it makes a weird popping or snapping noise as if the screen isn't attached all the way to what's below it. Kind of hard to describe. It doesn't do it anywhere else on the screen and only happens when the iPad is cold. It's kinda the sound plastic makes when it's partially glued to something and removed. If nobody understands what I mean I can always make a video with it.

It's fine with normal use, it only does this when I squeeze on the iPad to remove it from a dock I use.

Is this normal? I don't have an Apple Store nearby to check there.

Thanks,
Brian
I had this issue with my Gen 1 iPad Mini. It's not normal. Return it.
 

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