Why does screen look liquidy if you press on it hard?

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  1. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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    I was just messing with my new iPad and pressed it maybe a bit to hard and the one are where my finger was underneath looked liquidy as i pressed it. Is it cause of hoe the screen is made. I didn't do again just hoping the one press didn't mess up the touch sensitivity. There is no mark on the screen just as I pressed it. This is probably a silly question lol. Just curious if it's normal to do that and does it ruin the screen?
     
  2. azentropy macrumors 68000

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    Because it is a LCD!
     
  3. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    It also looks shattery if you hit it with a hammer.
     
  4. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    Never actually pressed an LCD before, I take it?
     
  5. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Nope never have pressed an LCD like that. Just wanna make sure I didn't ruin it. I figure only way it would be ruined is if it got cracked.
     
  6. VTMac macrumors 6502

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    Then you figure wrong. You can easily damage pixels by doing that without damaging the glass. But, had you done any damage, it would have been immediately visible in the form of either a stuck pixel(s) or dead pixel(s). So if you don't see anything, it's fine. But I wouldn't make a habit of it.
     
  7. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Oh ok. Yea the pixels are fine nothing looks different screen looks the same.
     
  8. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I thought maybe it would ruin the touch sensitivity in that area. But guess thought wrong.
     
  9. maclaptop macrumors 65816

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    How do you know?
     
  10. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm... I don't know for certain. I'm just hazarding a guess.
     
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  12. g.fabian macrumors newbie

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    I shattered my iPad's screen with a hammer and drank the liquid within it to gain its powers. Mmmmmm.. :apple:
     
  13. Skika macrumors 68030

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    I would take it you touch yourself from that day more often LOL.
     
  14. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    I went to the doctor and told him that it hurts when I poke myself in the eyeball. He told me "Don't poke yourself. That'll be $80.00, pay the receptionist."
     
  15. jtara macrumors 65816

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    It's called LIQUID crystal.

    You're squeezing the liquid.

    When you squeeze the liquid, there isn't any where you squeezed it, for as long as you squeeze.

    Surprise, surprise. Liquid crystals don't work so well without the liquid.
     
  16. DougFNJ macrumors 6502a

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    Budumpt dumpt tssssssss
     
  17. g.fabian macrumors newbie

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    I can now play Angry Birds using only my superior wi-fi + 3g brain waves.

    Sent From My Colon.
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  18. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Isn't there a site you can use to check dead pixels? I forgot the name of it but I remember it being a link. Thanks!
     
  19. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Check dead pixels in software? No.

    You can see them if you've got them.
     
  20. bsamcash macrumors regular

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    Yeah. Try pressing much harder. The panel will look fluid, then it will look dark. Then you know for sure you have dead or loose pixels.
     
  21. g.fabian macrumors newbie

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    NO NO NO NO NO NO.. This is all wrong.

    ...Ok what you need to do is order another ipad 2 from the apple online store, wait 2-3 weeks for it to arrive. Then bash the screen in with a rock.

    Granted this will kill most of the pixels. Now turn on both devices and compare the screens.

    Undoubtably the one you have just bashed with a rock will be displaying the characteristics of an LCD screen with dead Pixels so you can decide if the other has them.

    Was this helpful?
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  22. Adam-Jobs macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Is OP serious?
     
  23. bsamcash macrumors regular

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    I really hope not considering he's been here almost three years now.
     
  24. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok there is a definitely a site that let's you flip through colored screens and even test for how the black color levels are on the ipad. It's hard to tell with dead or stuck pixels unless you have a solid color screen
     
  25. bsamcash macrumors regular

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    Cover the camera and take a picture. Or sync a black or gray image.
     

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