Apple Replacing Some iPad 2s for Backlight Bleeding Issues

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

By Maura on Mar 17, 2011 at 3:59 PM
  1. Maura

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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


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

    1. Drag Bunt
      Drag Bunt
      Six out of seven tested had backlight bleeding issues?? Wow. Let's hope it was just a bad batch.
    2. shuiping56
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    3. Dark Lazer
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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.
    4. Tseg
      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.
    5. Wisco
      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.
    6. delrahim69
      so if i bought mine at Target, just return it and they will replace it?q
    7. Torria
      How can you tell if you have a back lighting problem?

      Sent from my iPad using iPF. Torria
    8. alexsmth114
      That's so sad to hear!!..
    9. Wisco
      It should be visible when the edges of the screen go when watching a video or viewing photos, or in some games.

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