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gabriellanata

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 20, 2009
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Hello,

I was going to go to an apple store to see what they could do about the yellowish tint at the corners of my iPad's screen, I've already had it for 2 months and it's still there. I heard that many people got it replaced for that problem so I was going to take it to them next week.

The problem is that today it fell and got a little dent on one side (oposite to the biggest yellowish tint), the screen did not crack or anything. Do you think apple will still replace it? It is obvious that the dent did not cause the problem.

Thank you!
Gabriel
 

vega07

macrumors 65816
Aug 7, 2006
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Just tell them the truth. Plenty of people here have experienced very forgiving Mac Geniuses.

Good luck.
 

ffonsok

macrumors member
Jul 5, 2010
35
0
The will do a one-time replacement of the ipad. Do not worry too much. Just go there and tell them the truth, that it fell out of your hand, etc.

They replaced my ipad 2 and the glass was cracked a tiny bit in the corner.
 

alphaod

macrumors Core
Feb 9, 2008
22,182
1,240
NYC
Well seeing yellow screens are not caused by dents, it's still advisable to try, assuming they even consider this a defect.

The store Genius technically has to be able to prove that your physical damage could have caused the yellow screen if they were to deny your coverage, but in reality it requires some persuasion on your part.

In this case, it's best advised to be straight-forward about the matter.
 

maflynn

Moderator emeritus
May 3, 2009
70,065
38,510
Apple won't return any user damaged products - bummer on having it dented man :(
 

snow755

macrumors 68000
Sep 12, 2012
1,619
636
Hello,

I was going to go to an apple store to see what they could do about the yellowish tint at the corners of my iPad's screen, I've already had it for 2 months and it's still there. I heard that many people got it replaced for that problem so I was going to take it to them next week.

The problem is that today it fell and got a little dent on one side (oposite to the biggest yellowish tint), the screen did not crack or anything. Do you think apple will still replace it? It is obvious that the dent did not cause the problem.

Thank you!
Gabriel


You could sell it on eBay for $350 then use that $ for a new one
 

MattMJB0188

macrumors 68020
Dec 28, 2009
2,030
574
You all couldn't be more WRONG! I had a new rMBP 15". Took it to work. My friend tossed me a key to the supply room. It gashed the hell outta my new rMBP. I was still within my return period. I returned it, no questions asked.

OP: just return it. Don't say anything about the dent. If they notice play dumb. Don't listen to these people about doing the right thing. A corporation this size isn't going to be affected by one bad iPad. It's their fault anyway, they can't even get the screens right on the damn things.
 

TWO2SEVEN

macrumors 68040
Jun 27, 2010
3,531
741
Plano, TX
You all couldn't be more WRONG! I had a new rMBP 15". Took it to work. My friend tossed me a key to the supply room. It gashed the hell outta my new rMBP. I was still within my return period. I returned it, no questions asked.

OP: just return it. Don't say anything about the dent. If they notice play dumb. Don't listen to these people about doing the right thing. A corporation this size isn't going to be affected by one bad iPad. It's their fault anyway, they can't even get the screens right on the damn things.

Wait, people doing the right thing are "WRONG"? Haha. :rolleyes:

If you had read his full post you would have seen that he is most likely out of his return period as well.
 

MattMJB0188

macrumors 68020
Dec 28, 2009
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Wait, people doing the right thing are "WRONG"? Haha. :rolleyes:

If you had read his full post you would have seen that he is most likely out of his return period as well.

I must have missed the part where he is out of his return period. Then he should try to swap it out anyway, due to the yellow spots. And no, people doing the "right thing" is not wrong. In the case with these iPads, that doesn't even come into play. The majority of these new iPads are shipping with all different kinds of screen defects (bleeding, yellow spots, yellow screens, uneven screens...ect). This is ridiculous and therefore the OP should not feel an ounce of guilt by getting his product exchanged, whether or not he dented it is irrelevant. If he can get a new one, more power to him, if not, better luck next time. That's how I look at it.
 

ABC5S

Suspended
Sep 10, 2013
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1,646
Florida
You guys realize this thread was made back in 2011 right????? :p

And the OP posted 7 times, and the last one was in 2011. Love these individuals that post a reply years later not bothering to look at the date. Wonder why it was necessary to look it up to reply in the first place after so long...
 

Rodster

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May 15, 2007
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leebroath

macrumors 65816
Jul 26, 2010
1,229
839
Scotland
Tell them you thought the device was a futuristic Etch a Sketch and you were shaking it to get rid of the yellow patches

Obviously this didnt work and it fell out of your hend....if only the yellow patch had disappeared :D
 
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