Please, post a comment if your iPad 2 is flawless! (backlight bleeding etc)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by maxap, Mar 16, 2011.

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My iPad 2 is:

  1. flawless (no backlight bleeding, yellow tint, dead pixels)

    18 vote(s)
    54.5%
  2. almost flawless (no blacklight bleeding and yellow tint, only dead pixels)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. not flawless (backlightbleeding or yellow tint)

    15 vote(s)
    45.5%
  1. maxap, Mar 16, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2011

    maxap macrumors 6502

    maxap

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    Hey guys!

    Next week, we will see the release of the iPad 2 in Europe. My impression is that every single iPad 2 sold in the US has a significant number of issues: backlight bleeding, yellow tint, dead pixels.

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    So, please, if you have an iPad 2, post your comment here and vote!
    If it is possible, post also a picture of your screen if it is perfect, so that we all can see it.
    Thanks.
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    Examples of the problems:

    1. Backlight bleeding:

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    2. Yellow tint / yellow spots (in combination with backlight bleeding):

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    3. Stuck pixel (red, green or blue) (dead pixels are completely black):

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    What is a flawless iPad 2?


    One of the perfect examples of the panel is:

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    The iPad 2 on the left is clearly "not flawless", while the iPad 2 on the right is practically flawless:

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    (!) Thanks to all MacRumors visitors for the provided pictures.
     
  2. Uln4321 macrumors regular

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  4. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68020

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    My iPad 2 (32 GB white) works great so far.

    Now, where can I can a decent screen cleaner, though....
     
  5. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    HOW ABOUT A POLL?????

    Perfect?
    Not Perfect?

    Mine is NOT perfect. Did not notice till I powered it down today. During that when the screen goes all black but is still backlit I can see bleeding in several places around the edge. Oh well. Keep it till they become plentyful (October?) and trade in for a new one.
     
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  7. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    ...

    Mine is perfect as far as I can tell. Perhaps it has a backlight bleed, I can't see one but I don't sit on black screens with the brightness cranked either
     
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  9. maxap thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's good to know, but could you please post a picture as well if you have one.
     
  10. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    32-Black-AT&T here. Perfect :-D. Faster 3G speeds than my 3GS. I agree about the screen cleaner. The magnets in my Smart Cover are getting weaker already..and never cleaned the screen anyway.
     
  11. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    You really need to define "flawless," because I doubt there are any truly perfect iPad2s in existence. Mass produced products fall into two categories, within specification, and outside specification. But that acceptable specification can be wide or narrow for a company and also vary by buyer.

    So by flawless do you mean zero light leaks, etc, b/c if so I think you have better odds finding a winning golden ticket to tour Willy Wonka's chocolate factory if that is the case. Prepare for disappointment.

    OTOH if you can tolerate a few noticeable but small corner light leaks only visible when the screen is black or letterboxed you should be in good shape.
     
  12. maxap thread starter macrumors 6502

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    By "not flawless" I mean panels, which have clear light leaks visible on dark backgrounds, for instance, while watching a movie, or which have yellow spots related to the glue issue.

    Almost flawless - panels that have only dead pixels, which is a common problem with all LCD panels.

    Flawless means that your iPad 2 does not have clearly visible light leaks, which are disturbing to your eyes while watching movies, and yellow spots.
     
  13. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    People check it closely. I had mine since Friday and swore it was fine. I had a dark "wallpaper" and did not notice any glue or bleeding. It was not till I powered mine off, and the screen went black but was still backlit that I noticed mine had an issue.

    Be sure! Turn it off, and while its shutting down check it then.
     
  14. maxap thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It seems that there are more defective iPad 2's out there.
    I am still afraid people are not aware of most issues and do not know where to look for them voting for a flawless product.
     
  15. reputationZed macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Unit: White iPad2 64GB WiFi

    Reason for Investigation: Unit fails to display image when power switch is in O.F.F. position

    Findings: NFF (No Fault Found)

    Absolutely flawless
     
  16. Kirk macrumors regular

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    If you don’t notice anything when in normal use, I don’t really see the problem.
     
  17. ak6143 macrumors newbie

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    flawless

    I am not having any of these issues with my black 64GB 3g ATT unit
     
  18. Blarneystone macrumors member

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    Mine has a 'touch' of the backlight bleeding, but not enough to notice until I did the blackscreen test above. And even then at different angles you can't see it at all.

    I'm keeping mine. Close enough to perfection for me. :)
     
  19. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    Sounds to me like you don't have a problem.

    You got it backwards NEVER settle for dead/stuck pixels or visible light bleed during normal operation. Light bleed in a dark close with brightness turned up to max, flawless.

    Because they have a flawless product. I see an IOS/firmware update that limits the brightness.

    I am still afraid that there are clueless people out there with flawless screens that are voting for a flawed product.
     
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    My iPad had backlight bleeding when I opened it, then it went away. Perfect iPad is PERFECT!
     
  22. maxap thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's really nice to hear that! :) However, I didn't know that backlight bleeding can go away like that...
     

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