New iPad Screen Flickering (Video)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dieburnbot, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a

    dieburnbot

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    I got my new iPad on launch day and it has now developed a screen flicker! I don't know what went wrong, but was wondering if anyone else has had this problem? Is there a fix or should I just it to take it to the apple store?

    Here is a video I took of the problem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IArksAlZQu4

    I tried restoring to factory settings already and it is still doing it even on the setup screen, so I'm 99.9% sure it's a hardware issue.

    I want to get AppleCare+ now if this is a sign of things to come. I wonder if they will still let me even though I am outside of my 30 days. ;(
     
  2. RossMc macrumors 65816

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    I would just take it to Apple if a restore hasn't fixed it, As you say it's more than likely a hardware issue.
     
  3. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

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    The iPad has a 1year warranty, any hardware problem is covered. It sure looks like you have a hardware problem. Take it back to Apple and they will probably replace it . Then if you want Apple care +, buy it for the new one.
     
  4. StevenT42 macrumors 6502

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    I'm fairly sure you can buy AppleCare any time the unit is still under warranty.
     
  5. rantor49 macrumors 6502

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    I was told you have 30 days after purchase to buy Applecare.
     
  6. StevenT42 macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm, that may be true now that they cover damage with the $49 fee.
     
  7. rantor49 macrumors 6502

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    Yep, otherwise you could just wait and if you break it, buy applecare and get it fixed cheap. Guess they thought of that angle.
     
  8. dieburnbot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I took it to the Apple Store and he said that was the first time he has seen that problem. He replaced it and the new one has been working really good so far.

    I did try to buy AppleCare+ and he said I was 9 days out of the 30 day period (since I bought it on launch day) to buy it. He said he would have made an exception, but their computer doesn't let them make the purchase after it is out of the 30 days.

    He told me to call the 1-800 number and tell them that I was never given the option to buy it when I bought the iPad and that I wanted to buy it now and I had no idea that I only had 30 days. He said it's worth a shot and they might let me buy it. lol He was a pretty cool Apple Genius.
     

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