1 tiny dead pixel - would you just leave it? Cause i have no backlight bleed!

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    New ipad i just picked up has 1 super tiny dead pixel on the right half about 2/3 up the screen. Only noticeable on really bright screens but its so small you have to look for it to notice. The place i got it at is already sold out and dont know if i should bother and risking getting one with backlight bleed cause this one now has a perfectly uniform backlight, no bleed or yellowish at all! Backlight bleed is just about on any ipad 2 especially the first runs so its rare to get one without any bleed at all.

    If I left it, can it get worse and spread?

    I know on some pixels you can try to run a series of screens to try to work the pixel is hoping its just a lazy pixel and not dead. How would you do this? I know some try rubbing the spot but it didnt work on mine.

    PIc of the dead pixel. Camera cant even pick it up but its there.

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    I'd get it exchanged.... over time, no matter how small, the dead pixel burn into my soul everytime I looked at my iPad!
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    I def got some bleeding. Going on but mine is engraved so I will have to send er back. I'm gonna wait until everything cools down. I'll probably send it off for my birthday, when I'm occupied and wont miss her too bad. I wish there was an antibiotic for her. :(

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    this dead pixel is not very noticable unless you look up close (its so small i cant even tell what colour it is) but if i left it will it get worse?

    And like i said i have no bleed at all, no yellow tint, no glue issues, which is rare. Chances are i change it, i will have horrible bleeding on the new one.
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    added pic.

    Was told dead pixels can spread or turn black? is that true? i cant even tell if mine is stuck or dead. Hoping its only stuck, how can i tell?
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    I would be getting it returned pronto! :)
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    theyre all sold out already. blah :mad: i just want to know if i left it, if it will get worse? cause the pixel isnt very noticable afterall.
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    If it's black, it's dead. See the Wikipedia article "Defective Pixel" for additional details. I have heard that pressing lightly on the area of a stuck pixel can revive it, sometimes they fix themselves. Of course, pushing around here and there might cause another one to get stuck or go dead. I understand the bleeding issue and your concerns; but, I personally would probably return it if possible, in spite of the risk of getting another device with the bleeding issue.
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    Sometimes playing fullscreen video can revive them apparently but I dunno how much truth is in that.
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    AppleStores have two independent stocks of iPads, on for iPads, which are to be sold and another one for replacements. Those two stocks are independent, so even if all iPads are sold out, does this mean nothing about whether they have replacement units available.

    The other thing is, when you go to the AppleStore and ask them to rep,ace, just tell them that your screen has a dead pixel. They will let you look at the new iPad, before you decide. So if the replacement unit has a worse screen, just don't take it.
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    Its so small i cant even tell what colour it is. It only shows up on coloured screens but not black. Im guessing its grey, its not dark enough to be black. Its just way too small for me to tell, this has to be the smallest pixel ive ever seen in my life. Trust me, i dont think 90% of casual users would even notice, thats how small it is. Im gonna try using a magnify glass.


    Unfortunately, i bought it from future shop not an apple store. Theyre all sold out. Every place is sold out. My future shop i bought it from today had over 40 in stock at lunch but already all gone. If I call apple out, will they be able to send me a new one first before me sending this one out? I dont wanna have to be without my ipad already.
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    Just because a few users here had problems does not mean "it's rare" to get one that is problem free.

    I have none of those issues with mine (and I'm real picky, I would definitely return it if I did)
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    Return it.
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    You paid a lot for your I pad I would return it ASAP .
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    But like i said no stock, if future shop gets more within the 14 days ill change it otherwise ill have to call apple to see if theyre willing to send me a new one first.
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    Straight back into the box for return.
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    Just noticed a dead pixel on mine. I also have backlit bleed but it is minimal. I was going to over look the backlight bleed, but not with a dead pixel. I'll be calling to document the complaint, but will wait until close to the 1year mark to replace it so that stores have it in stock, but mainly to give apple time to remove their heads from you know where and solve these production issue. I realize that they are overwhelmed by demand, but you are really hurting your image and customer service when you sacrifice quality for quantity. The reason I went with an iPad over the others is because of apple's reputation for an awesome product. I guess I'll be testing out their noteworthiness for customer service too.
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    Hey thats actually a pretty good idea. If my future shops dont get anymore in stock within the 14 days ill just wait a few months or so and call up apple for a replacement.

    How does apple work anyways? Will they ship you the new one first or do you have to ship yours first? I ask because some companies do this so that the customer isnt without one during the time. I know a lot of computer companies do this, at least give you the option. They just hold a deposit for the amount of a new one until they receive your defective one back.
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    Same Situation with my iPAD

    I got my ipad a day before yesterday and i noticed that there is 1 dead pixel in in that to somewhere on right top and i noticed it when i tried to watch a movie on it. It is bright pixel that wont turn off whatever be the color and is visible only when we keep black back ground. After reading some forums i have came to conclusion that though yellow light spilling is a common problem but dead pixel is rarer or people are just not noticing it. I am planning to go to Apple Store today and got it replaced.

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