Left 1/3 of iPad screen is black and/or streaky

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    The left 1/3 of my iPad (original -first one) is black and/or streaky looking in the portrait position In the landscape, the black section remains, but stays in the same area. Tried soft reset, hard reset, syncing - nothing helps. I suspect it's a hardware problem. Jusy wanted to know if anyone has any other suggestion before I take it to the store. (oh well, i guess I'm due for a new one - just hope i don't get a new one with screen problems that I've been reading about)photo.JPGiPadphoto.JPG
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    Welcome to the iPad forums. Our members come from all over the world and many of them volunteer their time to help other members get the most out of their devices by answering questions and helping to solve any problems they may have.


    I agree, it's certainly a hardware fault of some kind. The best thing to do is take it to an Apple store for an examination. The repair cost could be well over $100.00. Instead of paying the repair cost, it may be better to put that money towards the cost of a newer iPad. Make sure to do a backup of your iPad before taking it in. You can use the backup to set up whatever iPad you get as a replacement.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    As its the ipad1, I doubt Apple can do anything for you, but have a look at this thread and see what you think...I hope it helps but you may need a new iPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/new-membe...e/59195-ipad-screen-colors-all-messed-up.html

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
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    Thanks for the advice

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