Third iPad3 with assorted issues

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by cookeys, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. cookeys

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    Hi,

    First off, hello. I'm new here. :)

    I just want to say that I love the new iPad. The screen has amazing resolution, and I actually find it hard to look at my old iPad 1 now that I've grown used to the new iPad.

    That said, I am now on my third new iPad. All three have had issues.

    The first one was a black 32 GB WiFi only. It had a yellowish tint on the bottom left of the screen. It was enough to discolor the keyboard in that area. The screen was also darker on the bottom and left hand side. Very uneven backlighting. I tried running it on full brightness for hours at a time, hoping the issue would go away. It never did go away. I returned it to Target a couple of days ago.

    The second one was also a black 32 GB WiFi only. It had a decent screen, and no issues with WiFi or charging or yellow hue. But it had dead pixels. I returned that one

    I have the third one now. It is a white 64 GB WiFi only. It has a very nice screen. It is very even, and even in the dark, I can see no light bleeding. But I did notice some light leakage on the right hand side, when I tilt the right hand side away from me. It is very slight, and it about an inch and a half long. It is only noticeable in a dark room. I'm not sure that light leakage is the right term. I get leakage and bleed confused. What I mean to say is that I can see bright light at the edge of the screen. Like the screen is a little separated from the glass. The thing is that it does not affect the screen at all. It is only noticeable when I tilt the screen at a certain angle and look at the very edge.

    I guess my question is, does this matter? Other than this issue, I really like this iPad. It is the best one I've had out of the three. If I keep it, is it possible that it will get worse over time? Or will it just stay the same?

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  2. Midranger4

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    I say keep it, relax, and enjoy it
     
  3. cookeys

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    It really is a gorgeous screen. Maybe I'll just get AppleCare. That way if it does get worse, I can always swap it. I've never gotten an extended warranty for one of these things. My iPad1 has been going strong for almost 2 years now. Same with the wife's. Even though she doesn't use it as much since getting the iPad 2. Best Buy tried to sell me their extended warranty when I bought this. But I decided to hold off and compare it to AppleCare to see which is the best choice.
     
  4. Mikekan

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    For me it would matter and I am not that picky, sorry to hear all these stories from you guys.
     
  5. cookeys

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    It's not really a question of being picky, though I think that there are folks out there that are overly picky. I just want to make sure that down the line, this isn't going to become an issue that affect the functionality of the iPad. I had this same issue with an iPad 2, and it did affect the screen when viewing dark images. As far as I can tell, this is a minor thing on my new iPad and it affects nothing. If it continues to affect nothing, I'm fine with keeping it.
     
  6. jmbarker

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    If you did not buy Apple Care at the same time you bought the iPad you have to buy it at an Apple store within 30 days of iPad purchase. They will want to check the unit out. This is how I understand it.
     
  7. Gabriel1

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    Unfortunately this is not true at all, check out this link http://www.apple.com/uk/support/products/ipad.html you can buy it anytime before the first year is up and Apple don't inspect your product.

    The Archangel
     
  8. grouchomarx

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    If you examine every object in such a critical manner, your life will be a very unrewarding experience since it will be filled with one disappointment after another. Very soon your new toy will start having scratches and dings here and there and your life will be in agony. So why bother?

    Like Tim Cook said to those people who didn't like the heat or the battery life of the new iPad that they should just return them and never go near Apple again.

    Fortunately, you haven't broken the record on this forum. I believe the record keeper had 5 returned after the first 3 days.
     
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  9. AQ_OC

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    If that light should ever become a problem, you just take it in and say "Hey, look at this light...it's spoiling my use of my iPad". As long as that light is not the result of damage you did, Apple would replace it has faulty within the first year, assuming there is nothing a genius can do to fix it. So, I really don't think you have to worry about it. But if it is spoiling your enjoyment of your iPad right now, take it back for replacement.

    For my iPad 2 (my first iPad), I didn't get AC+. I had the screen get locked so that it would not rotate no matter what I did. I just took it into the a genius and told them the problem. She played around with it and decided it was defective, and give me a brand new replacement iPad. All done in under 20 minutes.

    This time, I got AC+. Only because since I use it every single day, I might drop the thing. If I drop it, I don't want to have to depend on the good graces of an genius to get it fixed. But I only expect to have to use AC+ in the event that the damage is the result of my misuse, not because something internal to the iPad went bad. The latter is a warranty issue, not something for AC+.
     
  10. cookeys

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    Good advice. That can be a difficult habit to break, once you get into it. Sometimes it seems more like finding the one with the flaws that you can live with, as opposed to finding a perfect one.

    Did this record setter ever get one that he liked? Or did he finally give up?
     

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