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iPad 3 radioactive

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  • carl wolf Level 6 Level 6 (13,900 points)
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    Jun 8, 2012 6:03 PM (in response to linusfromåkersberga)

    "Retired" and "fired" are different.  Perhaps he meant Scientologist, and that would explain the tin foil residue.

  • rfrch Calculating status...
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    Jun 9, 2012 9:26 AM (in response to Philly_Phan)

    sorry philly_phan but it seems to me that 10 meaningless posts in one single thread are enough.... maybe you can open a proper one...

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)
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    Jun 9, 2012 10:00 AM (in response to rfrch)

    Maybe you can go away and make us all happy.

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,335 points)
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    Jun 9, 2012 10:06 AM (in response to rfrch)

    On a thread as ridiculous as this one, do you really think it is possible to be serious?

     

    Allan

  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    Jun 9, 2012 11:44 AM (in response to garyfromsedona)

    1. I've, so far, measured three iPad 1s from both Europe and the US. No radiation at all. Will publish an article after measuring another (promised) one.

     

    2. as I've explained above, this kind of radiation is NOT dangerous unless you always keep your fingers on the screen. If you don't do it, then, you don't receive ANY radiation.

  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    Jun 9, 2012 11:49 AM (in response to garyfromsedona)

    garyfromsedona wrote:

     

    I have an Inspector Geiger counter and my Ipad 1 screen is radioactive, 2X background count (a beta emitter). The following video verified my measurements. I also went to an Apple store and measured some more Ipad 1's with similar results and also got very little measurement on the Ipad 2. Have not measured an Ipad 3 yet.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT6qHaKFgGY

     

    Apple management gave me the run around when I reported this to them.

    1, Is that your video, after all?

     

    if it is,

     

    2, regarding alpha vs. beta, could you put a sheet of paper on the screen and re-run the test? It'd show whether it's alpha or beta. (Alpha radiation is readily stopped by a sheet of paper; beta needs at least an aluminum plate (like that of the back of the iPad, for that matter.)

  • Essjaythegreat Calculating status...
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    Jun 9, 2012 12:44 PM (in response to Menneisyys)

    lol best thread I've read in ages!!

  • garyfromsedona Calculating status...
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    Jun 9, 2012 2:30 PM (in response to Menneisyys)

    Not my video, but I have tested 5 ipd 1's with the same results. My Geiger Counter is very sensitive (same as in the video) and my tests were for 10 min duration average as in the video. Paper (which blocks Alpha) did not block the readings,

  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    Jun 9, 2012 2:34 PM (in response to garyfromsedona)

    Great! Could you create a list of all the serial numbers of these iPads (I'll also do the same to the iPad 1's that I've measured) - and possibly also post a video? It doesn't need to be  well-done / edited, that is, you don't need to edit out long pauses.

  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    Jun 9, 2012 2:35 PM (in response to Michael Superczynski)

    Michael Superczynski wrote:

     

    Well then, don't use the iPad for 5 hours a day.

     

    Problem solved.

     

    Now please go away.

    Actually, as I've pointed out above, you CAN use it even if it radiates. Just don't lay down your fingers on the screen. A distance of, say, 2-3" (7-10 cm) is absolutely safe.

  • garyfromsedona Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 9, 2012 3:18 PM (in response to Menneisyys)

    The only sn # I have is for my own Ipad, the other Ipad's I tested were in the Apple store and from a passing friend.

    I have not used my Ipad for some time and the battery is dead, I anm trying to charge so I can see the sn #.

  • garyfromsedona Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 10, 2012 12:45 PM (in response to Menneisyys)

    I am also curious that you see no increase above beakgroung count on the Ipad 1's you measured. As I said my Geiger Counter is very sensitive. I got my Ipad before the Japan meltdown and the fact we have seen no significant CPM above backgroung on the Ipad 2's suggests a process change in making the touch screen. Maybe in the Gorilla Glass process.

    Finally got sn # HW1xxxxxx.

     

    <Edited by Host>

  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    Jun 10, 2012 12:43 PM (in response to garyfromsedona)

    Here's one of mine (no radiation):

     

    Model: MC349TY (16GB 3G)

    S/N: GB0xxxxxxxx

     

    Will post the rest soon.

     

    <Edited by Host>

  • garyfromsedona Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 10, 2012 11:42 AM (in response to Menneisyys)

    Here is another guy that measured a Ipad and also a Ipod.

    http://www.blackcatsystems.com/science/rad_ipad.html

    My readings and the Youtube post are higher than the above, but we took readings over a 10 min period to improve accuracy. To get more accuracy readings (CPM) should be made over a longer time period.

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