8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 26, 2013 2:26 PM by ShariMI Branched to a new discussion.
Mezajee Level 1 (0 points)
I was happy with my Ipad going online and reading books for hours a day until recently when I turned it on! The screen is greenish and fuzzy like when you have a bad reception on a tv with an analog signal... please help! I have no access to a genius bar as I'm living in Dubai, I had mine shipped here from the online store.

IPad 64 3G, iOS 4
  • lllaass Level 10 (176,163 points)
    Have your tried resetting?

    Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button and the
    Home button for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

    Next would be to estore from backup via iTunes.
  • Mezajee Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes I have, I did both resetting it "holding both the home and sleep wake button" and restoring it using Itunes. No changes problem still there..
  • lllaass Level 10 (176,163 points)
    Last would be to restore to factory new and see if it works without anything else added. If it still does not work then I wold say it is a hardware problem.
  • rforzsfr Level 1 (0 points)
    This just happened to me for a second time. The first time it happened was when my 1 year old kid dropped it, so I do believe it's a HW issue. I managed to fix it both times by turning it off and on until I got the least fuzzy image and then tapping the screen, sides and back in different places with just a little bit of force. This last time, tapping the upper right quadrant of the screen did the trick.

    I hope it doesn't happen again.
  • BoboWoodyo Level 1 (0 points)

    This Happened to me also after a small drop. Tried several small smacks (seemed like big smacks at the time) Then watched video that showed how to take apart so I could see where the connectors were. Then smacked it in the top right corner and all is well again.

    Thanks to all!

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,261 points)

    Mezajee wrote:


    The screen is greenish and fuzzy...

    You didn't perhaps purchase the Chia Pet app? 


    Seriously, let the battery drain completely.  Then recharge for at least an hour and Restore again.


  • taylorheal Level 1 (0 points)

    so i had the same problem and to fix it i dropped my ipad from about and inch above the table, completely fixed, cannot believe that is how i needed to fix the green pixel problem, but it worked.  Next time maybe I'll just hit it with a hammer!

  • ShariMI Level 1 (0 points)

    Big thank you to you and BoboWoodyo. Anyone having a problem with their screen looking like an old analog tv who's rabbit ears needed to be adjusted (or worse) should try tapping the upper right edge with their hand a few times before doing anything else. Such an easy fix-who'd of thought?  Obviously not me and just as obviously, it is most likely a hardware glitch. I wish I had found this solution at the beginning of my day and not the end. I have a well loved, well used 1st gen Ipad.  I had tried all solutions found on this page plus others....hard reboot several times, reset thru itunes, different usb cord, etc. and nothing worked. I had an unreadable screen. My last resort was a clean factory reset found using clear, precise directions from ipadforums.net  I know this was successful because of the on-screen itune messages I was getting but at the end of it all, I still could not read my ipad screen.  I walked away and had a pity party  . I decided to do one more search for a possible solution and happened upon this page.  3 taps was all it took - a beautiful, clear, readable screen again.  No apps, no music, no photos, no books, no magazines but it works again so I'm just going to hold on to that happy thought for right now.