is one of my ipads pixels dead or dying?

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  1. Tritons, Aug 5, 2011
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    Tritons macrumors 6502

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    Sorry that I have asked a lot of questions lately, but you guys are good at answering them :rolleyes:

    When I yesterday got my iPad 2 after some testing I spoted dead pixel in safari, it's in white color. But the funny thing is that I can see it if background is white, if it's grey you can see it a bit but if screen is black you cant see it. Is it dead? I don't want to replace my ipad as in Latvia we have only Apple resellers and it dosn't bother me so much if it show up only if background is white. I just want to know what's up with it?
     
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    With your Apple resellers, can you not return an item you purchased? I would return it, wait a day and then buy another one.
     
  3. Tritons thread starter macrumors 6502

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    you can, its jus not as simple as in real Apple Store.
    If i use it till iPad 3 comes out, will I be able to exchange it to new iPad 2 and then sell it?
     
  4. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    Doubtful, since the iPad3 probably won't be introduced until next year.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    Stuck on is the correct term. Dead is black. Actually if white you have 3 stuck on pixels (Red, Green and Blue) together.
     
  6. Tritons thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Its interesting, since when I bought it, I activated it in store and then I had no stuck pixels. It showed up after about 30min. Is there anything I can do?
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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    Look here.
     
  8. thesiren macrumors 6502a

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    ...so you can see it all the time? or were one of those "can"'s supposed to be a can't?
     
  9. Tritons thread starter macrumors 6502

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    sorry - you cant see it if background is black.


    e: I know there was programms for windows that able to repair stuck pixels, is it posible for ipad?
     
  10. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    After googling it seems like running a video with rapidly changing colors can unstick the pixel. Check YouTube.
     
  11. Tritons, Aug 7, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2011

    Tritons thread starter macrumors 6502

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    tryed for about 10min, didnt help. any ideas?
     
  12. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    On my iPad, I have a pixel which shows black in a blue background only (or black when the picture is blue). In any other color, it displays correctly (ie, it's green in green pic, red in red, white in white, etc...). I was wondering if there's such a thing as a "partially dead pixel."

    -C

    Sent from my iPad
     
  13. interwebs macrumors member

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    Yes. This is a defective subpixel.
     

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