Blue lines on edge of screen?

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    Sorry if this has been posted before. I searched and didn't see anything. On the edges of my screen there seems to be a blue hue. It's very faint but noticeable when in dark rooms or reading text that is around the area. I don't think this is normal but I have thought that it may be just the backlight from the LED. I bought my iPad yesterday, so I can exchange it if this is a defect. Thank you!
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    Is your iPad a white model? If so, I have heard the white ones have potential screen bleeding issues. Screen bleeding is where the LED backlighting lights one part of the screen more than another. I could be wrong, though, I reccomend taking a trip to the apple store. If its only a day old, it obviously is under warranty.

    Hope this helped.
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    No it's a black model. I'm really unlucky with devices, so anything can happen. So is iPad backlight bleed blue? I'm used to the the backlight bleed on Android devices, which is generally yellow or blackish. I bought my iPad at Walmart, so I'll probably just do an exchange there.
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    I'm honestly not sure what the color is for the bleeding. I reccomend just replacing it under warranty. I apologize for not knowing this little fact, I've only read about it and haven't witnessed it first hand. It could just be a bad display, or maybe it was dropped before being stocked, which could potentially damage the LCD.

    Hope this helped.
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    Yeah, maybe. You've been very helpful. I was thinking that maybe the blue was just due to the type of LED lighting used for the display, but you've made it clear that that isn't so. I'll be exchanging it as soon as my Walmart restocks. I checked today and they were out of the model I have.
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    Happy I could help! :)

    I hope you get your replacement iPad soon!
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    Oh come on guys. Seriously? Do you really think that the colour of the plastic edging around your iPads is going to affect or produce any kind of light bleeding near those edges. The mind boggles to think what would happen if your iPads had red surrounds! Sheesh.

    With respect, may I suggest you stop worrying about all this light bleeding, stop reading about all those anally retentive articles that all feed upon themselves about bleeding edges (noticeable only when you turn the lights off at night) and just concentrate on enjoying your iPads.


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    While I understand what you mean, it is not normal. These blue lines are not meant to be there. I realize that this is not a huge proble
    m, he should be able to enjoy his new Retina Display to the fullest. And about the color of the ipad affecting screen bleeding was just something I'd read and thought I may throw out there.
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    Sorry about that last post.... The QOUTE got messed up and I can't fix it for some reason...
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    Fixed, hopefully it is ok now?

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    I'm not sure if this post was partially directed towards me, but I noticed the blue lines within my first hour of use, not by reading about them. Yes, I'm a bit OCD about my devices, but I don't look for defects. I notice them when they are really there.
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    I've never seen backlight bleed that was any color other than a dingy yellowish color.

    If you have hue, the first thing I would do is ask others if they see it too. And try to capture a photo of it. Some people are able to see things others don't see. And remember that all displays have a color temperuate, some are warm and others are colder in nature and these tend to shift away from a pure white display.

    The problem I fear here is that you may need up in a cycle looking for perfection when for you there may be none. For me, I worry when I can see things in the display when in a room with normal lighting, not in dark rooms. If you have to go to a dark room to notice it, then you may be setting yourself up for some pain. Another issue too is that the replacement may be worse than what you have....so I would get as many pairs of eyes on that display as possible to be sure you are not just supersensitive. If you are, then you may find it hard to be happy with any display. None of them are truly perfect -- it is a question of degree.
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    I've asked others and they see it, too. It's definitely there. I wouldn't make up a screen defect. I have a laptop, phone, 7-inch tablet, and TV, none of which have real (that I can see) or imaginary screen defects. I sort of am looking for perfection, to be honest. If I spend over $500 on a device, I really don't want it to have a manufacturing defect. From what I've read, defects in Apple devices that aren't first batch are rare, so I would hope that my replacement would be better. This is Apple after all. They supposedly make the best devices available.
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    I wasn't suggesting you were making anything up...and said that some people have eyesight that is more sensitive than others and hence they see things that others don't perceive. I suggest you exchange it for another one.
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    That's true, and I appreciate your help. Thank you!
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    Hi jtc276 and, I assure you, my post was not meant to question what you are seeing or cause discomfort in any way, and if it did I do regret that. I first read that you noticed that blueness only as very faint and in dark rooms. But now I understand more clearly that you and others see it as a problem when reading text as well. Now that does not seem right and there is no reason IMHO why you should not ask to have it exchanged.

    I hope that new iPad comes through for you quickly so you can enjoy it in the new year, which I wish will be a great one for you.
    Regards, Andrew
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    Looking back at my OP, I realize that I made it seem like it's only visible in dark rooms, when actually it's visible all the time. I'm really not sure why I put that and if there was any misunderstanding it was my fault. I'm hoping that my local Walmart will finally restock tomorrow. I'm definitely anxiously waiting. Thank you for your help!
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    Hello, I was searching the net for an answer regarding my ipad and found your thread about a blue edge. I've just noticed this on mine while editing pictures of snowy scenery...I was wondering if you resolved your issue or is this just the way they are? It's driving me nuts now that I've noticed it!

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