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bj097

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someone on the web is selling used iPad which is cheap and I am interested because I need a spare iPad for my work.

what to test and how to test to make sure the iPad works perfectly and correctly?

You know once he leaves with the cash there is nothing I can do if it's a defeated product
 

joeblow7777

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I would suggest testing all the physical buttons and ports, as well as speakers. I guess you won't have time to properly test the battery. Obviously test the touchscreen. Tap, swipe, try multi-touch gestures.
 
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silverblack

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... camera, flash, wifi, Bluetooth, finger ID sensor, vibration buzzer, stuck/dead pixel, screen bleeding (if you are picky).
 
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silverblack

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iPads don't have a vibration motor or a Taptic Engine. Testing for that would be fruitless and or make the person think the none existing thing is broken.

Right.
... Rotation sensor, ambient light sensor (screen brightness control)
 

James.K.Polk

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... camera, flash, wifi, Bluetooth, finger ID sensor, vibration buzzer, stuck/dead pixel, screen bleeding (if you are picky).

If it's new enough, you can always get it replaced under warranty. I bought a 12.9" iPad Pro for cheap on Craigslist, noticed the backlight was exceptionally bad (you can see my other thread about this) and came away with a new one.
 

bj097

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... camera, flash, wifi, Bluetooth, finger ID sensor, vibration buzzer, stuck/dead pixel, screen bleeding (if you are picky).


Hello. Flash? I guess WiFi mini of all generations do not have flash , right?

what is vibration buzzer and how to test for screen bleeding
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Right.
... Rotation sensor, ambient light sensor (screen brightness control)

How to test the Rotation sensor and ambient light sensor?? Sorry
 

TheRealAlex

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someone on the web is selling used iPad which is cheap and I am interested because I need a spare iPad for my work.

what to test and how to test to make sure the iPad works perfectly and correctly?

You know once he leaves with the cash there is nothing I can do if it's a defeated product

Meet at an Apple Store and have them do a Complimentary free Diagnostic best to show up when they open so there's minimal waiting involved.

Maybe even a battery diagnostic
 

bufffilm

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Meet at an Apple Store and have them do a Complimentary free Diagnostic best to show up when they open so there's minimal waiting involved.

Maybe even a battery diagnostic

Might be asking the seller a bit much...just sayin'.
 

ALW1026

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Have them factory reset it in front of you.
Then you log into it and make sure you can activate find my IPAD
Then go to Apple website and check serial on Support page.
This will let you know if you have any coverage left. If you have coverage you dont care. Just take it to Apple store and they will fix/replace it if any issues. The coverage follows the device not the user. So as long as you can log into it your covered. Been buying broke iPads off Craig's list for 30 to 50 bucks and getting them fixed or replaced for free.
 
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