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Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by Ludee00, May 21, 2011.

  1. Ludee00
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    I already returned 3 iPads. Because of dead pixels and lifting bezel. Now I noticed on my 4th one that there is some backlight bleeding. Do I risk the return?
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    If you are going to return it then make sure you create a bit of pressure on your retailer/service center. Maybe they are just returning you the refurbished pieces.
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    No, def not refurbished. I have been opening a brand new box every time. On # 5 now. I will have to inspect it, but it seems ok so far. Ugh!!
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    Can't see where you are from.? US or Europe?

    Just for a survey / stat thing I'm putting together. Take it back, bark a little. Maybe waiting a week or two helps.

    Jeff
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    You can always inspect the iPad before leaving the AppleStore. It's not a surprise party. When the replacement iPad has the same issues, or worse, then there is no requirement to take it. Just mention, that you want to take a look at the replacement unit beforehand, to verify that the issue isn't there. That way, if the replacement iPad has the same issue, you can just keep your current iPad.
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    Very True

    Don't walk out of the shop with something you have not inspected and tried. Otherwise it's the same merry go round again.
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    Ok, here is my update. This new one is better. Not perfect, but I have stopped looking for perfection. There is a slight bleed. Better than before, but still there. I did look and inspect at the store, but since I can't go into a pitch black room, I didn't see it there. I was on all four holding the unit under the table. The tech even tried to cover the light that was coming in under the desk. Neither of us saw it. I only noticed it when I went home and stood on my bathroom with the lights off. Honestly, I don't think I will be getting anything better than this one. So I will finally start to add apps and enjoy my new machine. But I will be writing a looooooong letter to apple.
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    Great


    As a favour, can you tell me which part of the world you are from? I have Stats. as yet unproven about where all this faulty kit is coming from / going to

    Would be much appreciated :)
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    One solution might be to avoid using it in the bathroom with the lights off. :p
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    Lol, i was thinking the same thing :)
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    Btw, I'm from Brooklyn, NY for your stats
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    Wait One


    Do you think it's really just fussy?
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    Thanks


    The spreadsheet is building, but no proof yet.

    Thanks for your response :)

    Give my regards to the Bronx I spent my formative years there!
    Jeff
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    I'm impressed that the local store has replacements to give you and that you are not waiting 2-4 weeks in between ipads.
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    AppleStores have two stocks of iPad's, one for selling and one for replacement. So even when the AppleStore has no iPad's for sale, can you get a replacement unit.
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    Lol, exactly. If I had to look that hard for bleeding, I wouldn't sweat it.

    All four of the iPads I've checked have had minor bleeding -- my 1 and 2, my husband's 1 and a 2 that I ended up exchanging for one with more storage. In all cases, I had to crank up brightness in a darkened room to see the bleeds. I'm never going to use an iPad that way, so I don't care.
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    That is good to know that there is good customer support when there is a problem. And I agree that looking for problems in a dark bathroom maybe shouldn't be shared on a public forum, lol.
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    Lol, well I wasn't doing anything in the bathroom at the time :)
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    I am from the UK and I missed the original iPad 2 release date and had to wait a month until I finally found an iPad. When I got it home I was disappointed to find it a some minor light bleed on the lower left edge. I seriously thought about taking it back but then thought, wait, what if I got one that's worse? As a result, I left it and have been happily using the device for over a month now and I never even notice the bleed is there any more... In all honesty I seriously doubt you can ever get your hands on a perfect screen on any device, let alone Apple. Mass production, cheap parts to save costs all means there is going to be a problem somewhere.... If the bleed isn't "in your face" then sit back, relax and enjoy the magnificent piece of technology in your hands... After all, iPad 3 will be with us in no time at all!!!! :0)
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    You my friend are way, way too picky.

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