iPad: screen backlight bleeding/leakage normal? (with photo)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 2contagious, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. 2contagious macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I wanted to ask if it is normal that the iPad screen has backlight bleeding/leakage? Just bought mine today and I noticed that it has an uneven backlight. The most noticeable spot during normal usage is the one on the left hand side (although the two spots in the top right corner look worse when viewed in a dark room). I took a picture with my iPhone (see below).

    Do you guys all have evenly lit screens?

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  2. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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  3. dread macrumors 6502a

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    I have had two ipads both with the same issue but yours looks worse than both of mine. Bottom line is the screen on the iPad sucks. Half my screen is white and the other half yellow on white backgrounds.
     
  4. 2contagious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for your quick replies, I'll take it back tomorrow. I am wondering if they keep some stock for exchanges (?) because they seem to run out of 3G models quite quickly. :(
     
  5. Centst macrumors member

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    My first one looked exactly like yours with the left side. I took it back and here is my new one. The question can I take it back after 2 weeks? I had to go out of town. The first time they said it was the same as the rest, but would replace it, but stock was very limited. Everything works great on this one so I am somewhat hesitant. Is it possible to still return for a new one?
     

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  6. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    Can this only be seen in a dark room with a black screen?
     
  7. henneth macrumors member

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    I'm curious about this too. I almost don't want to check, but I do want to see. So far mine seems perfect.
     
  8. UScr00ge macrumors newbie

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    I've had two iPads so far and both had this issue. Every iPad I've held in my my hands also has it as well (friends, Best Buy display model.)
     
  9. 2contagious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The spot on the left hand side can be seen in normal conditions as well. The rest of the spots is mostly only visible in darker lighting conditions.
     
  10. cmalinowski macrumors newbie

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    Yea, I'm going with the "ignorance is bliss" mentality too. I don't want to know... especially if all of them have it.
     
  11. Centst macrumors member

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    Light viewing

    Yes you can see it in lighter conditions on the right side. Depending on brightness, at 50% brightness you can notice a little and at 100% it is a bit more obvious. This is on a black screen.

    All other use it doesn't show. But Netflix, ABC, and in the Photos app you can see it. Watching in a darker room you can tell. Will Apple still take exchanges after 2 weeks? I'm really trying not to be to picky and ignore it. As it is only in a few instances like movies that I notice it, but after paying almost 800 bucks and others are getting solid screens makes me tempted to try again if I can.
     
  12. peterja macrumors regular

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    The two iPads Iv'e seen in a dark room had quite allot of backlight bleed, but it's something you would seldom notice in regular use.
     
  13. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

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    I have returned 3 iPads, onto my 4th now which is perfect. You can get a swap.
     
  14. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    They don't all have it. It's not normal -- at least not to that degree.
     
  15. ArmCortexA8 macrumors 6502a

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    What do people do to test the backlight? I know you simply dont turn it off an on again as it doesnt stay black long enough.
     
  16. absentraveler macrumors newbie

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    Download an all-black image from the Internet and view it full-screen.
     
  17. Spectrum macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, because that is what I use my iPad for almost ALL the time - no need for apps! I just use it to look at an (unevenly lit!) black (!) screen...
     
  18. HardLuckStories macrumors regular

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    Err, did you not notice the 3500+ replies on the 'backlight bleeding' thread.

    Delete.
     
  19. deathcab4xtina macrumors regular

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    Here is mine, id say its 99.9% perfect. There are good ones out there.
     

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  20. RossMc macrumors 65816

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    Yeah there are some good ones out there.. Heres mine. (My Camera isn't good so the images aren't very good quality)


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