Should I return this iPad or keep it?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bmwman3241, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. bmwman3241 macrumors regular

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    Hi everybody,

    I purchased 4 iPad 2 WiFi+3G 64GB AT&T iPads (3 white & 1 black) last week from Apple online. When I received them, I checked all 4 for any backlight bleeding problems which were very minimal and pixel problems which I didn't notice. The day I opened the black one, I noticed something on the side near the screen. I thought it was a small piece of rubber, but today after removing the plastic I realized it is a small hole. It is a small hole but it is noticeable. I don't want to regret not getting a perfect one or have screen problems (possible cracking) from this hole in the future.

    Should I exchange this iPad for a new one, or keep it and not worry about the hole? I don't want to exchange it and get stuck with something worse..

    Your help is appreciated. Thanks
     

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  2. Tritons macrumors 6502

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    My first iPad 2 had dead pixel, I exchanged it and my new iPad 2 have like 3 or 4 of those.
     
  3. stevenlangley1 macrumors regular

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    keep it. It might be a collector's item one day!
     
  4. bmwman3241 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think I'm going to take my chances and exchange it. I paid to have a perfect or near perfect iPad and don't want 1 big hole and a couple other small holes on my iPad.
     
  5. greygray macrumors 68000

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    Yes exchange it while it is still within the warranty period. Do keep us updated! :)
     
  6. Steviolol macrumors newbie

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    IMO, that's looks extremely minuscule.
     
  7. bmwman3241 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes it is a small hole, and I am not looking for 100% perfection (all my iPads have minor light bleed which is normal), but if it was a scratch or something I would understand and keep it. It has the hole pictured above as well as a few other small holes around the trim which shouldn't be there. Holes don't just appear in aluminum so I'm guessing it was dropped or something before being assembled. The other 3 iPads are "near" perfect so I will take my chance with this. I'm going to get an entirely new iPad..not just a genius bar replacement.
     
  8. ROGERWILCO357 macrumors 6502

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    simple

    not happy with the purchase send it back.
     
  9. njsa04playa macrumors 6502

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    whats the difference between a bar replacement and an entirely new ipad?
     
  10. bmwman3241 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Aren't the Genius Bar replacements factory-refurbished?
     
  11. bmwman3241 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I got a replacement today. No holes in the casing :eek:
     
  12. aonali21 macrumors member

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    We buy new things because we wish that... and there is some problem with the new one then what is frofit to us... So you should exchange that...!
     

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