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Apple Replacing Some iPad 2s for Backlight Bleeding Issues

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Mar 17, 2011.

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    Going by a report on iLounge today, it would appear that the backlight bleeding problem on iPad 2s has been acknowledged by Apple, so much so that Apple is now swapping iPad 2s that are presenting with the issue. However, according to the iLounge report, several of their readers have informed them that the replacement iPad 2 that they have been given still has the same problem as the one that was deemed faulty, and in fact some of them are even worse. The above photo comes from the iLounge website, and shows an original iPad 2 on the left, and the iPad 2 replacement for the faulty unit on the right, which appears to have even more backlight bleed on the edge of the screen than the one on the left.

    iLounge’s editors have tested seven iPad 2s, and found one to be perfectly fine with no sign of any backlight bleed issues, three that only have a problem when used in very dark conditions with the brightness turned all the way up, and the rest where the problem is clearly visible on dark screens when viewed in daylight.

    Source: Reports: iPad 2 replacements still bleed light | iLounge News
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    Six out of seven tested had backlight bleeding issues?? Wow. Let's hope it was just a bad batch.
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    That sucks. Kinda makes me worry about my iPad when it eventually arrives at Best Buy. With my luck, it'll be a sever case of bleeding light which will then take several weeks to be replaced, only to find out it still has the same problem.
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    I had my iPad 2 for several days before I knew the potential problem exists. Rarely is my screen completely black but learned you could use Photo and cover camera lens to make screen black. Anyway, I had backlight glow near iPad button and got all freaked out (for really no good reason). Now it is several days later and I no longer see that glow. Anyway, now it looks like I have zero backlight issues.
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    I have a minor bleeding issue right by the home button as well. I'm not sure if it bothers me enough to return it though.
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    so if i bought mine at Target, just return it and they will replace it?q
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    How can you tell if you have a back lighting problem?

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    That's so sad to hear!!..
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    It should be visible when the edges of the screen go black....like when watching a video or viewing photos, or in some games.
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    My iPad has this really bad, just like the one on the right in the picture. Can I go to the apple store and get it replaced?
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    Yep. But be patient in case there's a shortage. Usually they keep a supply on hand for warranty exchanges.

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    I have some very slight bleeding from upper right orner of the screen..its too much of an issue for me really but will it cause any damage in the lon run? If not, id rather not exchange it since i might get an even more "bleedy" ipad2...but if it will cause problems later on, then of course ill have to exchange it.
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    makes me want to wait until this issue is solved. I dont want to settle for "well its not that bad" you should expect and receive 100% working properly product that does not have these issues.

    I think it will be smart for me to wait until more then 1/7 dont have any issues.
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    I have the smallest bit of bleed near the home button. It is like having one dead pixel on a monitor in the very corner of the screen. Is there an issue with the bleed getting progressively worse?
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    You can get ithe ipad replaced anytime during the 12 month warranty.
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    i just got my iPad2 yesterday evening. i'll be testing it out over the weekend and will check for this as an issue. i got apple care for it so if it should show up after the 1yr warranty period, i'm still covered.

    i'll report back if i have it right out of the box.
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    It been my experience with my iPhone that they will replace it with the exact same model and color that you have now.

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    How can I fully test if I have a severe case of blacklit bleeding?

    I do se some light in the corners while watching a video with no room lights but I dont know if it is sufficient to ask for a replace.

    Moreover I bought it from a retailer not an applestore.

    Thanks.
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    Okay I just checked that my retailer offers 15 days full refund garantee, after that it is manufacturers garantee.

    Ayway im not replacing my ipad whithin 15 days since theres not going to be enough sto k by that time so ill have to deal with apple.

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