View Poll Results: Does your iPad 2 have the light leak issue?
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Light leak? What's a light leak?
iPad 2 light leak
I'm sure most have you heard there are a lot of new iPad owners out there who have severe cases of light leakage on their new device. Curious as to how many of you have the problem as well?
- 03-13-2011, 05:52 PM #2
- 03-13-2011, 05:54 PM #3
- 03-13-2011, 06:23 PM #4
- 03-13-2011, 07:40 PM #5
- 03-13-2011, 09:04 PM #6
- 03-13-2011, 09:15 PM #7
- 03-14-2011, 08:33 AM #8
I have some, but it doesn't bother me much. I can only see it if the screen shows a black background and I'm using it in a dark room. Because I have my Kindle app set for white text on a black background, the light leak shows up when I read before I go to sleep at night. Otherwise, I can't see it at all if I'm in a lighted room.
Not enough of a distraction to pursue a replacement.
There are some reports of this simply going away similar to the blotches from the adhesive not being fully dried. So there is a slight chance of this being the case. Can anyone confirm that it has gotten better or completely gone away after a few days?
- 03-17-2011, 02:59 PM #10
- 03-17-2011, 07:29 PM #11
- 03-18-2011, 05:22 PM #12
- 03-18-2011, 08:12 PM #13iPhone Nanite
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Thinking about taking mine in for replacement
Mine is actually pretty bad. I have it in three spots and it was bothering me today while playing infinity blade on an airplane that was pretty dark inside. Infinity blade has the black bars at the top and bottom and the light leak is distracting. I imagine it would also bug me watching a movie in the dark. I paid too much for this problem. I'll make a decision by this next weekend. I'll take some pics if I get time.
- 03-19-2011, 03:51 AM #14
- 03-19-2011, 11:07 PM #15
- 03-20-2011, 12:40 AM #16
- 03-21-2011, 08:42 PM #17
- 03-21-2011, 08:58 PM #18
- 03-22-2011, 07:29 AM #19
- 03-22-2011, 01:43 PM #20
I just got my 3rd brand new replacement white 32gig WiFi iPad 2 today, the guy helping me was great, he went as far as the open the new iPad 2 and take it in the back and check to see if there was any light leak, came back out said it was fine, I got excited. I got home turned it on and sure enough, with out even being in a darkroom or turning the light off I could see the light leak in about 5 places.
Anyone have any ideas? I think Im going to call Apple today and tell them I just want my case left open until this issue gets resolved. Like someone said earlier, I payed too much for it not to work properly
- 03-22-2011, 02:19 PM #21
- 03-22-2011, 10:13 PM #22
Thanks for the advice.
I got my fourth iPad 2 today, I've had 3 white 32 gig WiFi and today I got a fourth, this time it's black though. Got it home and took a look, the least light leak of all of them but still a decent amount.
I'm going to giv this one a week or two and see if it gets any worse or not. The first one I had got worse since day 1. It's not a HUGE deal but I do a lot of reading a night in bed etc, and seeing the yellowish tint then and on any dark screen is just annoying to me. I guess I just want it to work properly.
Anyone buy the Apple Care for their new iPad 2?? I'm still thinking about it, especially with this whole experience.
- 03-22-2011, 11:45 PM #23
- 03-25-2011, 08:05 PM #24
- 03-25-2011, 08:12 PM #25