Who doesn't have a backlighting problem?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mattprice, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Mattprice macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2011
    Hey guys,
    Read alot of the backlighting problem thread and I'm scared as I'm getting a ipad in a month.

    So I want to know who DOESN'T have a problem with their ipad screen, or will have apple fixed this problem by mid-august?


    And for those of you on Twitter I'm @_mattprice_

  2. robertk328 macrumors regular


    Jun 24, 2010
    Even the iPad 2 commercial has an iPad with backlight bleed. Time to stop worrying about it and enjoy the iPad. If it's bad, exchange it. If it exists, don't worry about it, it's not that noticeable in most situations. :)
  3. bluer101 macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2010
    I had very little when I got mine last month, I mean very little. Now today there is none.:D
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    The millions of people who don't post on a dork forum. :D
  5. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2010
    Bough mine on release day and have no bleed. I have double checked several times when these threads pop up. Obviously this doesn't help you in determining if the problem has been addressed, but keep in mind that although it was widespread it is not present on every single one.
  6. Tritons macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2011
    I was nervous about backlight bleeding at first too, but then I realised that my HTC Desire have had it since I got it and you can't really see it if you dont look at dark photos in dark room. What I will do and would recommend for you too is not check for backlight bleeding when you get your iPad, use it and if you see it and it really bothers you, go to Apple shop and change to now one.

    Sorry for my bad english.
  7. vrDrew macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
    Midlife, Midwest
    Apple sold 9.25 million iPads last quarter, and yet there don't seem to be huge lines of angry customers outside Apple Stores trying to return them.

    There may have been some issues with early-production models. But widespread problems seem to have disappeared. Bear in mind, also, that just about every LCD device will suffer from this to a certain extent. Its normally only noticeable with the brightness turned way up, viewing a totally black image, in a darkened room. Hardly a "normal" usage condition.

    I'd ignore the eternal thread they've got going here. "Backlight Bleeding" at this point exists mainly in the fevered brains of people who like to whine in internet forums.
  8. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2007
    Indy, IN
    I have absolutely no backlight bleeding. Maybe I'm just lucky.
  9. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    Haven't noticed any, but I don't go turning my iPad up to full brightness in a dark room to blind myself.
  10. mojitochica macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2007
  11. wesrk macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2007
    I don't see any in the one I've been using since mid April. Before that one I had another one only a couple of days and honestly I dont remember if it had bleeding or not, probably not as I would remember if it did, but I can't say for sure.
  12. info macrumors member


    Jun 10, 2011
    Bay Area
    Most of the iPad 2s have at least a little bleed; but, as others have said, you can easily exchange it if it is too bad. I bought two and one was close to perfect, the other one was unacceptable and Apple replaced it without even looking. Don't worry about it you will be fine.
  13. eifer macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2008
    Who the hell even cares about this? Some people are way to anal. Do you plan on staring at a blank black screen? If not, then you have nothing to worry about.
  14. chriso89 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2010
    I am on the 5th ipad this month. Finally a keeper! It is bleedint a littlebit but i dont notice it:). The 4 first ipads i had was terrible. Nr 2 and 3 was very bad.

    But this ipad come to norway on friday and it is good! Good color on the screen too
  15. miamialley macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Which commercial?

    No light bleed here.
  16. Aspasia macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2011
    Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
    Never any problem on my iPad 2, received March 21. Beautiful display.

    Since it works perfectly, like others here, I've not hidden in a dark closet staring at a black screen to search for a few specs of light.
  17. chriso89 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2010
    On all my 4 ipads with ligght bleed was the bleeding very easy to see when watching youtube movies at night. And it was very annoying
  18. WillEH macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2011
    United Kingdom
    I don't, loving the person WHO does, and keeps -1'ing people! INTERNET RAGE :mad:
  19. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2011
    Puerto Rico
    I got an iPad 1 and i've never had any backlight issue. :confused:
  20. taipan61 macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2011
    corner starbucks
    i've got a very small amount of backlight in the lower rh corner but it's not a problem and the only reason i've ever noticed it was i did the all dark thingy in a dark room with only a firefly for light...:D
  21. robertk328 macrumors regular


    Jun 24, 2010
    iPad is amazing commercial. Where the solar system app is. It's light but there. Same as mine - I don't even notice it at all and certainly doesn't bother me a bit but like I said, it's light (ie faint)

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