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New iPad overheating?

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  • NyVetteGuy Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Mar 17, 2012 10:31 AM (in response to Gat0r)

    Come to think of it that's what happened to mine too....gues all those GB of a data dump onto the iPad causes all the internals to work overtime.

  • Jalpuna Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 17, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to NyVetteGuy)

    Combine all of that with charging the new iPad's massive battery at the same time...  I think we're all going to have to put our new iPads through a workout to really know what to expect, but as I said, I haven't seen much warmth since my initial setup (and first real battery charge).

  • barbaroonie Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2012 1:16 PM (in response to faatty)

    My 64 gb wifi ipad3 gets fry an egg hot in the middle/ land lower left side after playing scramble for 10 minutes. No data transfers (did that last night), so no mega processing going on in bkgrnd. I even closed all apps in background. Going to hit a genius bar tomorrow and will post what they say. And I agree with he preliminary conclusions of others that this is a battery hog. Also the device is not in a case.

  • Keith R Thompson Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Mar 17, 2012 1:23 PM (in response to barbaroonie)

    According to the iFixit teardown, the entire right side of the iPad 3, looking at it from the rear, contains the three lithium polymer battery cells. The left side, again looking at it from the back, contains the processor, circuit board, and camera circuitry in a strip compartment about 1-2" wide that extends from the top of the iPad to the bottom. The iPad 3 is basically a battery with a screen attached. I'm not surprised it runs warmer (though I haven't really noticed it on mine and I just charged it for the first time). If it's getting really hot, there may be a problem with the battery management circuitry; take it back to Apple and have them check it out.

  • oceanboundsound Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2012 1:35 PM (in response to Keith R Thompson)

    I have a 16 gig white iPad wifi and it's very warm whenever I go to download applications or anything. and when I say very warm I mean hotter than the iPad two it feels as though I left it charging for long period time when I have not

  • Tonez42000 Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2012 1:42 PM (in response to faatty)

    My iPad 3 is much warmer than the iPad 2.  It's not overheating but it is uncomfortable.  I'm only surfing the web too. I don't want to know what it's like when I'm playing a game or watching a movie.  Apple help!

  • HaTor Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2012 4:22 PM (in response to faatty)

    I got a 64GB wifi+4G and only surfing the web the entire left side(protrat orientation) is very hot, especially the bottom left section.

     

    I fear a recall coming up very soon.

  • gregarious64 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 17, 2012 6:35 PM (in response to faatty)

    It's the screen brightness that is causing the battery to get hot. Turn the brightness down and you'll find the back to return to room temperature, or at least slightly warm. I'm not real happy about this as I like my brightness turned up all of the way.

     

    I saw a Genius today who tried to take temperature readings, but said that there wasn't enough data yet for the iPad to report anything. He basically told me to wait it out a couple of weeks while they get new shipments in and return. He also said that I was the first person to report this in that store, as far as he knows. Being just the second day since its released I'm not surprised. Lastly, he said the next step was to restore the OS with iTunes - although I wouldn't hold out any hope of that making a difference.

     

    Long story short - turn down the brightness while we wait. I'm hoping it's only affecting some iPads, and not all.

  • MaHaAl Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2012 7:09 PM (in response to faatty)

    My back 32 Gb is getting warm to a point that is very uncomfortable to hold. I have been waiting for this display upgrade so long and now it has a noticeable imperfection. Can I take it back? And does apple charge a restocking fee?

  • marianfromfl Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2012 7:11 PM (in response to faatty)

    Experiencing same overheat problem today. I think it occurred because I increased the brightness earlier today. Did not notice it yesterday. Think it is definitely related to the brightness level.

  • BB623 Level 4 Level 4 (1,160 points)
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    Mar 17, 2012 7:25 PM (in response to marianfromfl)

    I  have used mine all day.  Surfing, web, emails, youtube, and games... No heat issues so far.

  • gregarious64 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 17, 2012 7:47 PM (in response to gregarious64)

    I'll add that I noticed "Setting Time Zone" enabled in location services and running. I've disabled it and will report back.

  • TechnoMike Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2012 8:26 PM (in response to gregarious64)

    32GB Wifi+4G (At&t) Extreme heating! I dont know what to do!

  • tom4jax Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Mar 17, 2012 8:46 PM (in response to faatty)

    I  have a white 32GB Wifi+4G (At&t) and it is getting mighty toasty in back just from surfing the Internet. Never had this problem with either of my previous iPads. I am anxious to see if other new iPads are NOT having this issue. Then, it would seem a simple exchange would be the solution. I hope the solution is NOT turning down the brightness, because it is sparking and beautiful cranked up!

    Holding a warm to hot iPad in your lap while reading a book or watching a movie is a serious defect in my opinion.

    It is early so hopefully Apple will address the issue soon.

    I am glad I still have my 2.

  • oilers9999 Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2012 9:02 PM (in response to faatty)

    I have a 32g wifi only... Same problem with iPad being to HOT

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