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Light leakage affecting some iPad 2 owners
ZDNet ^ | March 14, 2011, 8:42am PDT | By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Posted on 03/14/2011 4:10:45 PM PDT by Swordmaker

It seems that some iPad 2 devices are suffering from similar issues to early iPhone 4 devices.

It seems that some iPad 2 devices are suffering from similar issues to early iPhone 4 devices.

The problem is light leaking from around the bezel and into the display area, causing a patchy display.

Here’s is a photo posted by NiqueXyZ on the Apple support forum which shows what the problem looks like:

Almost all displays suffer from some level of light leakage, but there are acceptable levels, and unacceptable levels, and the image above certainly falls into the unacceptable category.

Another problem, which may or may not be linked to the light leak, is yellow patches on the screen.

Similar problems were reported with the iPhone 4 shortly after its release, and Apple put this down to the fact that the screen bonding material hadn’t dried out yet.

No word from Apple yet on the cause of this problem.


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1 posted on 03/14/2011 4:10:46 PM PDT by Swordmaker
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; 50mm; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; Aliska; ...
Some iPad 2s suffer from a light leakage problem... PING!

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Discuss technical issues, software, and hardware.
Don't attack people!

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2 posted on 03/14/2011 4:12:27 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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Light leakage affecting some iPad 2 owners

Looks like the owners are gonna have to wear these. At least light leakage is better than heavy leakage.


3 posted on 03/14/2011 4:16:21 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Swordmaker
...the fact that the screen bonding material hadn’t dried out yet.

Rush to market ... screw your customers. Kinda like Windows Vista, but on a larger scale.

4 posted on 03/14/2011 4:19:05 PM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: Swordmaker

Note that the early problems in the iPhone4 essentially went away after a two-three week period of such reports as the adhesives that adhered the layers of the screen together cured, or set, with time. After that, no more reports were heard about. Apple replaced the most egregious examples with no questions asked. . . although most “cured” themselves as the adhesives cured. Most of these iPad2s were manufactured after February 15, as the battery in them show that manufacturing date on their purchased sample, according to iFixit’s tear down, so some are bound to be fairly new screens. There is no data as to the percentage of screens showing this problem.


5 posted on 03/14/2011 4:21:50 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: library user
Kinda like Windows Vista, but on a larger scale.

Or not...

6 posted on 03/14/2011 4:22:47 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: Swordmaker
So the new iPad leaks - oh dear.

Will downloading the latest Kotex help?

7 posted on 03/14/2011 4:25:29 PM PDT by Senator Pardek ( It might be hard for some of the younger Freepers to believe, but in 1982)
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To: Swordmaker

And light is a form of radiation.

Quick, somebody call Shep and get him on the scene!!!


8 posted on 03/14/2011 4:27:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Swordmaker

No check form Apple for you this week. :)


9 posted on 03/14/2011 4:30:01 PM PDT by itsahoot (Almost everything I post is Sarcastic, since I have no sense of humor about lying politicians.)
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To: Swordmaker

And Al Gore is on the Apple board. Not good.


10 posted on 03/14/2011 4:30:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Swordmaker

Just put some black electrical tape over the light source.


11 posted on 03/14/2011 4:35:52 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: library user

I want to say “bad Apple” for the quality control, but this is a few examples out of the over 300,000 that have been sold so far.

Apple doesn’t rush to market. If they did, then the white iPhone 4 would have been out last year. Instead, they delayed it until quality control issues could be resolved.


12 posted on 03/14/2011 4:38:18 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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I want to say “bad Apple” for the quality control, but this is a few examples out of the over 300,000 that have been sold so far.

Several others on the website where the post originate have pointed out the over exposure of the photo... look how the menu bar at the top is glared out... they had to do that to get the very faint light leakage to even show. It's not a major problem and others on the Apple site have noted they had the problem with their new iPhone4s and it went away in about a week with the curing of the adhesives on the screen.

13 posted on 03/14/2011 4:43:45 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: Lazlo in PA; Swordmaker

14 posted on 03/14/2011 4:57:06 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: cripplecreek

Fox News is unwatchable...nothing but anti-nuke hysteria.

Ed


15 posted on 03/14/2011 5:16:25 PM PDT by Sir_Ed
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To: Sir_Ed
anti-nuke hysteria.

Whatever it takes to grab an audience.

16 posted on 03/14/2011 5:19:25 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: library user
> Rush to market ... screw your customers. Kinda like Windows Vista, but on a larger scale.

Rush to market, possibly, although more likely just a manufacturing oversight in some batches. Apple has little reason to rush anything to market -- they're a year ahead of everybody else. I suspect a manufacturing process problem, which will be corrected in under a month.

Excuse me, but comparing this to Vista and saying it's a bigger error, is grossly inaccurate. This iPad problem is most likely a single- or double-factor error, and easily corrected. Vista had hundreds of major design errors, and scores of architectural and UI flaws. And they were not easily corrected, or Microsoft would have done so immediately. Instead they took a few years, and came out with Win7, a much better operating system.

No comparison.

17 posted on 03/14/2011 5:25:15 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: library user

Actually - the “yellowish” color DID disappear with the iPhone 4’s that were so-affected, so I guess Apple was telling the truth. They came out, said what the problem was, and a short time of use showed them to be correct.

If that is “screwing your customers”, then gee - I would hate to sell you anything!

Now - with the iPad 2 - the yellowing is quite likely the same “issue”. Light leakage... that is yet to be seen, but Apple’s recent past would indicate that, if there is a real problem, it will be addressed.


18 posted on 03/14/2011 8:08:14 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: windsorknot
anti-nuke hysteria.
Whatever it takes to grab an audience.
That is the fundamental bias of journalism in general. Claiming to be "objective" is just another thing they do to try "to grab an audience."

19 posted on 03/15/2011 2:25:16 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: Sir_Ed

Kinda like burning the bridge at both ends, Obama wants to kill coal supplied powerplants and the MSM wants to kill nuclear plants.

The wind turbines won’t work in the cold and the environwienies won’t let the dams be built. China controls the production of solar panels and finally nobody wants to drill for gas.


20 posted on 03/15/2011 2:31:26 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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