New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
iPad Hardware and Accessories Discuss the iPad hardware and accessories

iPad already has junk under the screen.


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Drjones

 
Member Since: Apr 14, 2010
Posts: 39
Drjones is on a distinguished road

Drjones is offline
Hey guys.

I just picked up my iPad 3G yesterday & noticed that it has particles in between the glass & LCD. It was like that when I bought it, as I've barely used it a few hours and sure haven't done anything to it.

Only one of the particles is noticeable when the screen is turned on, otherwise I can't really see them....should I take it back for a new one?

I don't think it's unfair to expect pretty darn close to perfection for almost $700 out the door....

Curious to know your thoughts.

Thanks
QUOTE Thanks
Ryne

 
Ryne's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 24, 2010
Location: California
Posts: 10
Ryne is on a distinguished road

Ryne is offline
Absolutely return it.

My Short Fiction At Dark & Darker

Follow Me On Twitter
QUOTE Thanks
JNL Productions

 
Member Since: Apr 28, 2010
Location: Port Charlotte, Florida
Posts: 31
JNL Productions is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 24" iMac 3.06ghz 4gb ram 1tb hdd, 15" Macbook Pro 320gb HDD 4gb ram, iPhone 4 32gb, and iPad 3G 64gb

JNL Productions is offline
I would if it's really noticeable and annoying. If it was that way out of the box then you deserve better for $700.
QUOTE Thanks
MinaMACMan

 
MinaMACMan's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 16, 2007
Location: Redwood City, CA / Stanford, CA
Posts: 1,792
MinaMACMan is a jewel in the roughMinaMACMan is a jewel in the roughMinaMACMan is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: MacBook, Black, 2.0GHz C2D, 2GB RAMs, 160GB HD

MinaMACMan is offline
There is no question about it. You should return it brunto!

Out of curiosity, do you thin it might be dead pixels and not just dust particles?!

I had an iPhone 3GS for while and when I bought it I noticed a line towards the top quarter of the screen going horizontally across the screen and took it back it was replaced with out a question from the Genius Bar.

I realize your case isn't as extreme as a line through the screen, but I am curious to know.

I don't think you should have any problems getting it replaced at all thought.

Good Luck and please post back when you get a replacement.

Cheers

MMM
QUOTE Thanks
Drjones

 
Member Since: Apr 14, 2010
Posts: 39
Drjones is on a distinguished road

Drjones is offline
Thanks for the replies.

It absolutely was like that right out of the box - the iPad still hasn't left my house and I've barely had it in my possession for 24 hours.

I'm positive it is some sort of particle/debris and not dead pixels because I turn the screen off and can see them very clearly when I shine a light on the screen.

Again, only the one large particle is noticeable, but I don't feel that I got my money's worth with this one.......I'll swap it out very soon.

Question: If I select "restore as new" in iTunes, does that completely wipe all my data from the device, or is there a more secure way to do that? Maybe restore it several times to ensure my data is overwritten?

Thanks!
QUOTE Thanks
MinaMACMan

 
MinaMACMan's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 16, 2007
Location: Redwood City, CA / Stanford, CA
Posts: 1,792
MinaMACMan is a jewel in the roughMinaMACMan is a jewel in the roughMinaMACMan is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: MacBook, Black, 2.0GHz C2D, 2GB RAMs, 160GB HD

MinaMACMan is offline
If it works anything like the iPhone/iPod Touch yes that should wipe it clean of all your data.
QUOTE Thanks
Drjones

 
Member Since: Apr 14, 2010
Posts: 39
Drjones is on a distinguished road

Drjones is offline
I'm typing this on my new iPad. They swapped it out no questions asked. They also had the apple case in stock, and let me tell you: Apple is doing the device a huge disservice by not including the case with the iPad. IMO, the iPad borders on useless without the apple case.

The case is extremely slim and made out of a wonderful material that keeps the darn thing in place, whether that means in your hand or on your lap.

I did a lot of research on cases and the apple one seemed like the best bet, and after using it for two seconds, it absolutely makes the iPad. Period.

Apple ought to jack the price of the ioad up $20-$30 and just include the case with it.
QUOTE Thanks
Drjones

 
Member Since: Apr 14, 2010
Posts: 39
Drjones is on a distinguished road

Drjones is offline
One more thing: when i went to hit "restore as new", it started downloading the firmware, which was ~500mb. I cancelled that and remembered there is a "wipe device" button in the settings. That did the trick.
QUOTE Thanks
MinaMACMan

 
MinaMACMan's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 16, 2007
Location: Redwood City, CA / Stanford, CA
Posts: 1,792
MinaMACMan is a jewel in the roughMinaMACMan is a jewel in the roughMinaMACMan is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: MacBook, Black, 2.0GHz C2D, 2GB RAMs, 160GB HD

MinaMACMan is offline
Glad to hear everything worked out for you.

And thanks for the update. Good catch on the wipe device option I completely forgot about that personally.

Enjoy the new iPad.

Cheers

MMM
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Recommand Your Fav Top Apps! | Video freeze..... »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Reading pdf on iPad and paging down abdu iOS and Apps 15 12-14-2011 10:14 PM
ipad, ipod and stealing the8thark iPad Hardware and Accessories 15 02-26-2010 07:28 AM
Macbook dual screen and cmd+tab. Mizuchi OS X - Operating System 2 02-08-2010 05:39 PM
Screen Replacement Help! Dragon_fire Apple Notebooks 5 03-28-2009 01:05 AM
Mark as Junk, not just move to Junk jakenoble Switcher Hangout 5 09-19-2007 05:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?