New iPad Dead Pixel

fazik93

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Sep 22, 2007
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I set up my new iPad today and was playing around with it when I noticed a small black dot. I figured it's a dead pixel. What should I do?
 

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identity

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Nov 18, 2011
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Return it if it bothers you. There's no reason to keep an expensive item if it's defected.
 

iCarabma

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Feb 22, 2012
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I set up my new iPad today and was playing around with it when I noticed a small black dot. I figured it's a dead pixel. What should I do?
Return it if it doesn't bother you, gone are the dAys of having to live with dead pixels, and since its visible in the photo it's either a spec of dirt trapped or a cluster of pixels.
 

St8kout

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May 17, 2010
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I saw where the supply of displays might be a problem because some were not meeting Apple's quality of control standards and were having trouble ramping up production. Maybe a bad one got through the cracks. I have no doubt Apple will make good on it, but I would not wait too long if your local stores still have ipads in stock. I guess we will find out here if other people have them.
 

kucyk

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Sep 24, 2007
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for me it doesn't look like a dead pixel ... it looks like 12 dead pixels :)

return it ASAP
 

smr

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Sep 14, 2007
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Shropshire, UK
That looks like dust to me. I had the same problem with my 1st gen iPad and Apple swapped it for a new one. I would exchange it.
 

kevinlky

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Mar 23, 2012
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Will dead pixel get reflected on photo? Or only on screen? Now i'm having doubt on the ipad i have gotten (whether is it dust or dead pixel?). What I did was taking a screenshot of certain color and view via from a TV console, will this help to differentiate?
 

Dextux

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Mar 16, 2012
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My iPad looked exactly the same before exchanging it. Best Buy exchanged it no problems. So glad I did.
 

jbachandouris

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Aug 18, 2009
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Upstate NY
Since I was waiting for the smart cover I ordered, I never took the plastic off. Today I did and found six dead pixels all in the lower right of the screen. Off to Best Buy I go.

Hmmm...exchange for another 32GB or upgrade to a 64GB....