iPad Is it worth returning/exchanging a good iPad 4 for just 1 dead pixel?

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  1. MikeS007, Oct 5, 2013
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    MikeS007 macrumors newbie

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    Can dead pixels multiply over the long run and create a problem for the screen ? Is the dead pixels covered by the one year hardware warranty by Apple. I am not in the 14 day return period.
     
  2. gCloud macrumors 6502a

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    clearly it is bothering u. exchange it if u r in return period.
     
  3. Klae17 macrumors 65816

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    Yes. Return it and wait for the ipad 5.
     
  4. *~Kim~* macrumors 6502

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    I would think it should be covered by the warranty. Take it to the Genius Bar and ask.
     
  5. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    As others have said it appears it bothers you so return it. LCD panels for the most part are quite reliable and most don't have pixel issues. They tend to suffer more from backlight bleeding. I also vote to wait for the new iPad which should be announced this month.
     
  6. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Nah, not reason for that. The 4 is a fine device. Just take it back and get one without a dead pixel.
     
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  9. x-evil-x macrumors 68040

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    its a fine device but its dumb to not wait a few weeks to have something that will be more future proof. This ipad wont be getting as many features as the new updated chip in the next few years. So why not wait a few weeks for something that will last longer?
     
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    Fine is not good enough. I want the best!
     
  12. blarivee macrumors 6502

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    It may or may not lead to more dead pixels. I would suggest you return it while it is still in your return period because there was a leaked internal Apple document a while back stating that Apple would only warranty the iPad for an exchange if there were more than 3 dead pixels. If you're unlucky and get an employee that's a stick in the mud, you're out of luck.
     
  13. ABC5S, Oct 6, 2013
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    Really don't understand you now by reading some of your other posts. You mentioned in another thread you have the iPad 3, not the iPad 4, which you now say you have, and you are out of the return window.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1644475

    Than another post you ask when will the iPad 5 be reduced in price, and by how much, when are they placed in the refurbished section, and are trying to get answers on how to accomplish in getting the iPad 5 for nothing. Me thinks you don't have money to spend, and are not happy unless you have the latest and best that will cost more. So I don't know what you are up to, and this is now confusing.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1650476

    Here's another one with a question about iOS updated for an iPad 3 you are asking about.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1644596

    You are some what confusing, so OP which ipad do you have ? iPad 3 or 4 and if its the 3 you don't have a return window period for the one pixel issue unless you have AppleCare +, which I don't think you do
     
  14. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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    One other aspect to consider is that this will affect resale value, if that is a possibility.
     
  15. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    I suppose so. OK. ;)
     
  16. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    I would (and have) returned for that. This close to the iPad 5, I would wait it out if you can.

    My iPad 4 is still within its return window and I am debating on returning it for the 5. I haven't decided since I got such a gray deal. $379 and two $25 iTunes gift cards.
     
  17. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    1 DP isn't. There is a rule - unless they changed it now. On my Mac, I think minimum was 3.
     
  18. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

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    If the iPad 4 has a retina display, wouldn't that make it impossible to see a single dead pixel from a normal viewing distance?
     
  19. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure the rainbow coloring will multiply and become visible
     
  20. Marrakas macrumors 6502

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    Definitely return it. When apple charges premium prices, you should expect premium products.
     

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