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faturner Calculating status...
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Mar 15, 2011 10:54 AM
My iPad seems to have developed a "bright spot" about an inch down from the top of the screen, slightly off center. It is noticeable when I have a white or light colored background, such as a blank page in Pages, or in the silver of the settings window. Has anyone else had this problem? Is it normal, or is there something wrong?

Thanks!
iPad 32gb 3G, iOS 4
  • I3URG3R Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 15, 2011 1:30 PM (in response to faturner)
    I think u are the first to have this one. I have a 64 black att and I have the problem of the glue not being done with the process (light leakage). Anyway i would get a new one that one is messed up.
    Ipad 2, iOS 4, iPhone 4 n iPad 2
  • jbal77 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Mar 17, 2011 1:43 PM (in response to I3URG3R)
    I have something that sounds similar with my new iPad 2, WIFI white. This is not light bleeding. Trying to link to an image here: http://img852.imageshack.us/img852/2213/phototd.jpg

    What do people think this is? What would the process be like to return for another - can I hold onto it until another is ready
  • seanlee Calculating status...
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    Mar 26, 2011 7:24 AM (in response to faturner)
    Hello all,

    I just noticed the same thing on my one day old iPad 2 64gb wifi 3G! I have a white spot on the left side (in portrait mode) near the edge. Plus I have major light leakage but that does not bother me as much as this white spot!

    I can see it on white or light colors especially when browsing... Now that I have seen it it's hard to ignore it! It's driving me nuts... But booked in an appointment with apple on Tuesday so will report back what the resolution is.

    Did you get it resolved? Is anyone else noticing this?

    If you do please report.

    Thanks! : )
    Ipad2, iOS 4
  • icecrystal23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 26, 2011 10:57 PM (in response to faturner)
    I just got a replacement iPad 2 due to glue issues on my first one... Now my new one has a bright spot
    iPad 2, iOS 4
  • stl21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 28, 2011 11:40 PM (in response to faturner)
    Hello,

    yeah i got the white spot and a lot of screen leakage... took it into today and they said they are going to replace it, but had none in stock so have to wait for them to order it in.

    does anyone know how this normally takes?

    thanks,
    MacBook Pro 2.0, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • evil4blue Calculating status...
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    Apr 8, 2011 4:52 AM (in response to faturner)
    Add me to the list. I just got my iPad2 and it is perfect aside from one of these little bright spots. Mine is almost directly in the middle of the screen and is pretty annoying when surfing or the screen is any shade of white/gray. Another than that, it's not noticeable. I'm hesitant to try and get a replacement right now since it seems that the replacement iPad2 have their own sets of screen issues.

    Curious on what everyone else is doing with theirs.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • jbal77 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Apr 8, 2011 6:53 AM (in response to evil4blue)
    mine was replaced instantly at a genius bar, they had mine in stock. new one is perfect
  • dimaxp Calculating status...
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    Apr 30, 2011 5:32 PM (in response to jbal77)

    Just noticed this on mine, it's a 3mm brighter round dot on the bottom right edge.

    Noticed it while reading a book on white background, kind of annoying.

     

    Currently debating whether exchanging it is worth the hassle.

    Maybe I'll wait until the warranty is near expiration to get it replaced.

    This one does not have any issues other than dropping wifi, but that's probably a software issue.

    The replacement may have other issues so you never know.

    Also I am not sure whether they have the Verizon Black 64GB in stock.

  • dyan hananto putra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 16, 2011 7:10 AM (in response to faturner)

    I have a same problem. Mine got a couple bright spot near the home button and when i press the edge, i can see another bright spot. Does anyone from apple can answer this question? Cmon guys....

  • Kevin Fisher1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 18, 2011 5:41 PM (in response to faturner)

    I've got the same problem (it developed a bit after purchase)

    The apple sto staff blew me off when I went in the day after purchase to inquire about what appeared to be some dead pixels ("that's normal and will go away" was their explanation)

    Let's see if I get any better luck this time.....

  • Dave_K. Level 3 Level 3 (600 points)
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    Mar 8, 2012 1:55 PM (in response to faturner)

    faturner wrote:

     

    My iPad seems to have developed a "bright spot" about an inch down from the top of the screen, slightly off center. It is noticeable when I have a white or light colored background, such as a blank page in Pages, or in the silver of the settings window. Has anyone else had this problem? Is it normal, or is there something wrong?

    Thanks!

     

    FWIW, my 11-month old iPad 2 developed just such a "sunspot" about dead center in the screen.  Perhaps a quarter-inch in diameter. This appeared just in the past week, and I took it to the Genius Bar today.    No questions asked- they replaced it with a new one that I'm restoring and syncing as we speak.

     

    Dave

  • bhagen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to faturner)

    I have the same issue as well it happen on 3/17/12.  I made an appoitment with Apple Store on 3/21.  We see what they say.  I bought in July of 2011

  • KM27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 21, 2012 9:53 AM (in response to faturner)

    I have the same issue with mine.  My iPad 2 is just under 1 year old.  I took it to the Genius Bar in Greenwich CT and they told me that it's not covered under the warranty, that I must have done it by tapping the glass too hard, and there's nothing they can do except sell me another iPad 2.  Should I try taking it to another Apple Store or am I completely out of luck?  Not happy to find out that my store won't replace mine while others are having no trouble getting a new one..

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