Let's see if we can find the source of the screen issues...Post your week & factory

El3ctronics

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Pulled this site from the other thread but let's see if we can drill down to a specific batch of iPads by either week or factory that have a screen issue.

http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html/

The left edge of my screen (in portrait mode) is yellow compared to the right side of the screen. My info from the site above is as follows:

Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi-3G
Generation: 3
ModelCode:
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 8 (February)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 64GB
Factory: DQ (China - Foxconn refurbished??)
 

Djay1

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Nov 7, 2011
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Production week 7 (Feb)
wifi only 64Gb
Factory - DL Foxconn

Excellent screen - no yellowness; small illumination variance has gone away :confused:
 
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NameUndecided

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Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi
Generation: 3
ModelCode:
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 5 (February)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 16GB
Factory: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)

One tiny singular dead pixel that doesn't make it worth exchanging. All else about it seems to be fine.
 

lavem

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Apr 19, 2005
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Screen looks excellent.


Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 7 (February)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 64GB
Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)
 

PrometheusGeek

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Mar 19, 2012
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Screen perfection

My screen is great. Perfect. Awesome. Zero defects.

Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi-GSM
Generation: 3
ModelCode:
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 9 (March)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 32GB
Factory: DM (China - Foxconn)
 

Nino313

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May 7, 2010
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Detroit
Screen is perfect on mines

Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi
Generation: 3
ModelCode:
Machine Model: iPad3,1
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 9 (March)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: White
Capacity: 16GB
Factory: DM (China - Foxconn)
 

El3ctronics

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My screen is great. Perfect. Awesome. Zero defects.

Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi-GSM
Generation: 3
ModelCode:
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 9 (March)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 32GB
Factory: DM (China - Foxconn)
Interesting that in you're Group 2 it says WiFi-GSM and in mine it says WiFi-3G. I'm using AT&T so wonder what the difference is.
 

Brookzy

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Serial number: DLXH86****** (cleaned up from 'Dlxh86******')
Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi-3G
Generation: 3
ModelCode:
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 8 (February)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 64GB
Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)

To be picky I'd say the lower portion of the screen is slightly darker.

Also OOB had a couple of tiny scratches near the sim slot.

Overall I'm very happy.
 

kvizzel

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Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi
Generation: 3
ModelCode:
Machine Model: iPad3,1
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 8 (February)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: White
Capacity: 16GB
Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)

little yellow bleed, but the screen itself is white.
 

Chupa Chupa

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Production week: 9 (March)
Colour: Black
Capacity: 64GB
Factory: DM (China - Foxconn)

4G version. No major screen issues. 1/2" light leak on one long side. Doesn't really bother as it's only slightly apparently when watching a letterbox video at 3/4 to full brightness which I doubt I'd ever do.
 

ClarkWGrizwald

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This is what I tried to address before launch. You CAN NOT find the source of the screen issue by finding some link between manufacture date etc.BESIDES arent people saying that the yellow screen issue is going away with time???
 

DaQuickPG

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Jun 3, 2011
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Dm china Foxconn
Week 9 march
16gb black wifi

Pixels dead on one spot, if the pixels are not visible from 10 inches then I have a few dead pixels at one spot one next to another, this is visible from any distance
 

Richard8655

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Mar 11, 2009
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Perfect screen here. No bleeds, discolorations, or anamolies of any kind.

Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi
Generation: 3
ModelCode:
Machine Model: iPad3,1
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 8 (February)
introduced test: GOED
Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: Please tell us what colour this iPad is (on the back).
Capacity: Please tell us the storage capacity of this iPad is.
Factory: DM (China - Foxconn)
External link: Repair guide by iFixit
 

Identity Fraud

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Early on I noticed a somewhat dimmer top right corner (landscape) especially noticeable on a more monotone page (white & gray); I can't replicate it currently. Maybe a "just noticeabe difference" and I habituated to it. :eek:
I noticed on white websites like Mac rumors the middle of the screen is white but the top and bottom are a bit more grey (portrait mode). For example, while scrolling in a thread the middle of the screen produce the best picture, if I'm looking at a post and then scroll that post up to read the next one it starts to dim a bit the further it goes up. Is like what you have?
 

kfscoll

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To be picky I'd say the lower portion of the screen is slightly darker.
Overall I'm very happy.
Same exact thing with mine. I actually ordered two iPad 3s (one of which I'm returning since I don't need it) and the other iPad had a much yellower screen, significantly worse backlight bleeding, and the same slight-darkness-in-the-lower-portion issue. I was a little surprised to see so much difference between the two since all of the displays at this point are made by Samsung.

Anyway, here's the info on the one I'm keeping -- I might try to swap it once some iPads with Sharp displays get into the pipeline:

Serial number: DLXH********
Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi-3G
Generation: 3
ModelCode:
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 5 (February)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 64GB
Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)
 

Peace

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Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 3 (January)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Color:Black
Capacity: 32GB
Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)

Perfect shape with no problems.
 

kfscoll

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I noticed on white websites like Mac rumors the middle of the screen is white but the top and bottom are a bit more grey (portrait mode). For example, while scrolling in a thread the middle of the screen produce the best picture, if I'm looking at a post and then scroll that post up to read the next one it starts to dim a bit the further it goes up. Is like what you have?
You didn't ask me, but I'll answer anyway...yes, mine is pretty much like this with the bottom being a tad bit darker. Of course, the dimness moves depending on the angle at which you hold the iPad so I think it's just somewhat inherent to the backlighting and screen technologies.
 

Dlanod

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Jul 11, 2008
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My screen has blue at the bottom and red/pink at the top. Going back tomorrow. Reading Kindle is very distracting.

Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi-3G
Generation: 3
ModelCode:
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 7 (February)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 64GB
Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)
 

El3ctronics

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Seems like there are very few from DQ (the old refurbishing plant). Maybe that's why I got a lemon.