iPad2 screen creaking when pressed

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by DanielCoffey, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, UK
    I have recently noticed that when I grip gently near the centre of the screen, my iPad2 makes a clicking or creaking noise as I release my grip. It sounds as if the internal layers are no longer adhering together properly. The sound only occurs in the centre and bottom thirds of the screen - the top is fine.

    In addition to the clicking noise, I get the distorted colours around the fingertips that you get when an LCD screen is compressed.

    I was wondering if this behaviour is normal and if I have just failed to notice it in the past or if I have failing adhesive or a bulging battery.

    In your opinion, since this iPad2 is no longer under AppleCare, is it something I should get repaired or ignore?
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    Yes, it does appear that the adhesive holding the glass in place is failing. The distortion could be from the adhesive issue as well. You may want to check and see if an iPad repair shop in your area can service that for you because the only other option is for Apple to fix it and because they have been discontinued it may not be worth it.

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