iPad2 Green Screen Tint

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by designprof, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. designprof macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to repair an iPad 2 that was messed up by a previous user.
    The screen has an overall green tint but I can still see the icons and the ipad behaves normally...wifi, everything. I have checked the LCD cable and connectors but nothing I do changes the green tint. :D

    When I connect the iPad to the TV via AirPlay, the image on the TV is perfect. Great color and no green tint. :)

    So here's my question:
    Is the iPad itself OK and should I just replace the screen?
    Or is there still some other serious issue to deal with?
    Should I risk buying a new LCD? ($$$) :(
     
  2. fskywalker macrumors 65816

    fskywalker

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    My son's screen went green yesterday for like 15 minutes, then it went black again. Is this an early sign of failure? It has apple care for like 1 more month and wonder if should ask for warranty service, the problem they may not take it since cannot show them the issue right now.
     
  3. mccarthyl715 macrumors newbie

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    Similar Issue

    I also have a very similar issue...the digitizer was replaced by someone and now everything works except the lcd shows a green hue. I have discovered that one of the lcd filters is missing and must have came dislodged from the logic board during replacement. After attempting to transplant a filter from an ipod touch 4th generation to no avail, i have decided to sit and wait until i come across a dead ipad to steal the filter from. I have included pictures of the lcd connector with the chip missing and one of the ipod filter transplanted.

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  4. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    I got my son's Ipad replaced through Applecare, can't comment on what was wrong since the retailer just ordered a replacement unit.
     
  5. designprof thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Info on the filter

    Thanks for your information and photos! I took a look at my iPad and, sure enough, one of the filter chips had been torn off. I researched the circuit diagram and found it to be a TCM0605 - SYM_VER-2 90-OHM-50MA
    I was able to order a bunch of these from Digi-Key - cheap. Now I have to see if I can solder one onto my board...they are SMALL!

    designprof
     

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