iPad Mini Screen Ghosting

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ElectronGuru, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    #1
    With the anniversary of the first gen Mini approaching, its a good time to review hardware for any workmanship/materials type issues. I have one that isn't easy to see, so here's how to find it in case you have it as well:

    1) set screen to max brightness
    2) visit a web page with lots of black (http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/ works)
    3) leave the page up/still for over a minute, tap if it dims
    4) visit a web page with lots of gray*

    If you have this issue, the contrast from the text and images in step 2 will show prominently in step 4. For subtler examples, invert your colors for a time. To 'erase' the effect, leave your screen off for several minutes.


    *in ios6 with Google already loaded, just click/type in the search field, the white will turn to a textured gray that works nicely for this purpose
     
  2. jprmercado macrumors member

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    I haven't tried the method you decribed, but I'm getting ghosting on my Mini too. If I'm in the Settings app too long, then exit to the home scree , I can see the faint outlines of the Settings app in the home screen. :(
     
  3. ElectronGuru thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Update:

    Sent my pad into apple with their service box program. They reviewed the unit with the procedure described above and sent me a brand new replacement with a 90 day warranty (14 months total). Upon restoring and upgrading to ios7, it even offered full installation of Pages, iPhoto, etc.

    Very nice result, highly recommended.
     

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