White Dots?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 7of9, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. 7of9 macrumors member

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    Has anyone Noticed when they turn their ipad on sometimes on the black startup screen there will be little white flashes?

    What's is that?
     
  2. astrorider macrumors 6502

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    You mean the startup screen that shows when you power off the iPad by holding down the power button for several seconds? I think I've only done that once since getting the iPad and didn't notice any flashes, but I may not have been paying close enough attention.

    I don't see any flashes when just turning it on when the ipad is sleeping, if that's what you mean.
     
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  4. 7of9 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks smart a$$. It's about the size of 3 or 4 pixels and it's next to the apple logo......I'll try to get a video of it
     
  5. iLiveUdie macrumors regular

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    It could be a technical problem....
     
  6. unid macrumors regular

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    apple adding more resolution to your screen

    White dots are pixels being born ( no need to worry),
    but look out for dead pixels (black dots) as they can haunt your vision.
     
  7. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Yes I noticed the flashes on two different ipads. I made a thread on it here but apparently nobody else noticed. I'm sure all ipads do it.
     
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  9. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    No offense, but they're there just on boot up. Go into a dark room and turn off your iPad fully and power it back on. You'll see a single white flash in some area of your iPad. I've reproduced this on several iPads. :)
     
  10. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    This happened to me today. COD Zombies took a fart on me after I registered. The sound went out and the game was freezing.

    I restarted the iPad and it took a while to boot back up. It actually timed out. I had to press the button again and then I saw the logo again and it booted.
    Right before the main screen came up I noticed the "flashing dots", about 2 or 3 near the apple logo.

    OP is not crazy.
     
  11. Bsouth macrumors newbie

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    This morning I stepped on my iPad. thankfully I didn't make a full step on it. Anyways i turned on my iPad and turned it back on and I seen that white specks. I was in a dark room when I seen it. So I'm hoping that is just normal and not something to really worry about.
     
  12. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    White spots on the startup screen are a side effect of jailbreaking.

    Unjailbreak your iPads.
     
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  14. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Dark room - no flashes - no nothing. Simple iPad bootup.
     
  15. Ksane macrumors regular

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    Haha, no it's not. You're thinking of the multiple-colored line of pixels after using Jailbreakme.com. Greenpois0n didn't cause any such thing. Did Limera1n?
     
  16. Daikyouju macrumors member

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    I'm on iPad 2 16GB, iOS 5, never jailbreaked it,, and noticed those white dot flashes during startup, too.

    Tested on another iPad and happened the same. I think it is normal.
     
  17. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Does it on my 4S too. Surprised that Apple never fixed it.
     

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