New iPad Dead Pixel

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by fazik93, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. fazik93 macrumors newbie

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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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  2. identity macrumors 6502

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    Return it if it bothers you. There's no reason to keep an expensive item if it's defected.
     
  3. iCarabma macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  4. St8kout macrumors regular

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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.
     
  5. kucyk macrumors member

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

    return it ASAP
     
  6. smr macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  7. kevinlky macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  8. Dextux macrumors member

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    My iPad looked exactly the same before exchanging it. Best Buy exchanged it no problems. So glad I did.
     
  9. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    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....
     
  10. iCrosoft macrumors regular

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    FYI, Apple will also give exchanges for defective units purchased elsewhere.
     

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