Third iPad3 with assorted issues

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

  1. Lunar

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    I actually believe the record is held by someone on here who claims he is on his ninth iPad3.. I think he stated he was giving up...lol

    If its a bright visible light under the edge which is visible when you look from the side this is not minor light bleed, this IMO is a fault warranting replacement. Minor light bleed is where one or 2 tiny spots around the edge is changing the colour slightly lighter, so dark area's in a certain spot look a touch lighter. You can check by loading a black screen, in a darkened room the screen will appear as a uniform dark grey, as it's not possible to get a dead black screen with any backlit Lcd display, if there's any light bleed you will see a slightly lighter shade of grey in a certain area. That's is what minor light bleed is, and has already stated many times will not affect the display in normal use, as your generally unlikely to be using the iPad in a blacked out room. In fact one should not be viewing a LCD backlit panel in a darkened room anyway, otherwise your blacks will never look anywhere near black.

    IOW, if it's very minor, it's simply not worth worrying about, my own iPad3 has a tiny amount in one place (though I have to look closely to spot it) on the edge as does our iPad 1, my youngest sons iPad2 also has a little and the others sons iPad 3 is about the same as mine. In fact I would say if one looked close enough I could find a liitle on most iPads, even on those users iPads who have stated they have none at all. However if it's not a issue in normal use under normal lighting then I don't consider its a problem at all... indeed Apple would probably call it a feature...lol.

    Nonetheless, if it looks like someone is shining a torch under the edge even if only visible if viewed from the side, then I would want it replacing. It's not a cheap item, and the fact you know it's there can make you feel a little dis-satisfied. I obviously don't know how noticable it is, if it's not easily visible unless you go looking for it, then as others have suggested, it may be something you can live with, as in normal use you would'nt see it... but only you can answer that one.

    I swapped my first one because it had a tiny spec of dust about 1mm in size, like a tiny hair, which was visible behind the screen, this 2nd one seem 99.95% okay, but had already decided that if I returned this 2nd one, I was going to opt for the refund instead of another replacement, mainly due to my concern I could end up with one that was worse. I would have just managed with my iPad 1 for a little longer.
     
  2. grouchomarx

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    Not yet, I suppose

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-3-forum/70367-so-im-returning-my-ipad-3-a-2.html
     
  3. cookeys

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    I am surprised that there was any store that let him do nine of these things. I'm always afraid that after two, they'll say sorry, you can't exchange any longer.

    It is along the right edge of the screen. It actually runs most of the length of the screen, though it is brighter towards the bottom. It is only visible in a dark room, and only if I go looking for it by turning the screen so that it is horizontal. If there is any light in the room, I cannot see it.
     
  4. Lunar

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    I agree.. I'm surprised also, though after the 2nd I think I'd have given up and gone for the refund, I'm in that dilemma at the moment, my 14th day is tomorrow April 3rd, and like on yours, I can only detect mine in a darkened room and even then it's not too bad.
    So I've decided I can live with my small light leakage, simply because I cannot see it under normal use and lighting conditions, mine is just down the left edge other 3 sides are perfect. Now I just need to educate my brain to ignore and forget it's there...lol

    whatever you decide. I can tell you, it wont get any worse over time, I've had monitors, and laptops which had minor light leakage, and they certainly did'nt get any worse over time. TBH in a v/darkened room you will likely find most if not all will have a tiny amount of leakage if one looks close enough. Some people are more fussy than others (including me) while in reality, if it wasn't for forums like this, and others, I suspect many people would not even have bothered or indeed noticed. ;-)
    BTW that's not a criticism of forums, I'm just merely stating the obvious.
     
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  5. cookeys

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    I suspect that you're right. I ended up on the Apple Discussions forum because of yellowing of the screen and uneven backlighting. I was checking to see if anyone else had noticed this. And along the way, I discovered other issues like the so called "death grip", and overheating. I really do try to avoid the forums until well after the purchase has been made, unless I come across some kind of issue. This time, I just happened to come across one of the things that others are complaining about.

    Before this, I tried the iPad 2 back in December. The first one had grey corners and was darker on the left side, and had lots of light bleeding. The screen was very uneven. The second one had major light leakage. I just didn't know the name for it then. When viewing something dark, it looked like someone was shining a flashlight through the right side. After taking the second one back, I decided to just wait for the iPad 3.
     
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    Just bought an Ipad 3 last night. The left side of the screen is slightly darker the entire length of the screen... it is gradient like and blends back to the rest of the screen in only an inch or so. It's not that bad... BUT

    the camera has a major defect. When bringing up the camera, the image is tilted about 15 degrees. Very odd, I'm assuming it uses a component similar to the Iphones which is a completely encased component. I've had to replace cameras on Iphones before because the didn't open consistently if at all, but this is a whole new level of poor quality control.
     
  7. AQ_OC

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    That sure is a weird one. I'd love to see a pic of the camera dealio.
     
  8. armagnejoygarcia

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    need someone HELP.....I have my ipad3 but it was stuck up to i tunes. My Ipad was jailbreak before and I try to follow steps I got in youtube but it doesnt work...
     

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