iPad mini iPad Mini stuck pixel

Discussion in 'iPad' started by fenjen, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. fenjen macrumors 6502

    fenjen

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    Hi guys,

    I've noticed my iPad Mini has a stuck pixel (green). This has been there since the beginning (3 days ago).
    Since then I've looped a stuck pixel repair video (the one with all the random colors) for over 16 hours but it's still there.

    Now I have 2 questions for you guys.
    First of all, is a stuck pixel that has been there from the beginning fixable at all?
    Second, if it could be fixable, is there still a change it will be fixed seeing how it already looped trough the video for such a long time?

    Thanks in advance guys.
     
  2. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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  3. fenjen thread starter macrumors 6502

    fenjen

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    Are you sure there is no way it will fix itself over time? :(
     
  4. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Almost certain.
     
  5. fenjen thread starter macrumors 6502

    fenjen

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    Why is that exactly? (I don't know that much about stuck pixels and such)
     
  6. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Because 99% of the time that never happens. In my experience with displays and stuck pixels, I've never, ever had one come back to full life when stuck, and I've never been able to fix one by looping those pixel-flashing videos.

    Basically, if the pixel bothers you, exchange it.
     
  7. iRepairParts macrumors regular

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    This. IMO the pixel-flash videos are a waste of time. If you have a dead pixel on your display, take it back to see if Apple will exchange it.
     
  8. fenjen thread starter macrumors 6502

    fenjen

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    It did one time permanently fix a stuck pixel on my iPod touch though.
     
  9. bobbysmith macrumors regular

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    If the pixel isn't outright broken (terms like stuck pixel make it sound like a temporary thing, when it can be a part of the screen that is permanently broken), the most effective thing seems to physical manipulation by rubbing it firmly. Not doable on an iPad though, since the screen is behind a piece of glass. Electrical manipulation by showing/flickering certain patterns is less effective, and I think I'd give up after a day.
     
  10. iRepairParts macrumors regular

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    That's great to hear. You must have been relieved!

    The pixel flash is worth a shot, but the success rate is usually very low.
     
  11. fenjen thread starter macrumors 6502

    fenjen

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    Yeah I figured, after by now like 26 hours of looping the vid xD. I gave up by now. I used Apple's service and they will send a courier tomorrow to get my iPad.
     

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