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I did post a similar thread in the Apple Forum but didn’t really get any definitive answers so having another go here.

 

I have a problem with my iPad ( iPad Air 2 ) display in that the blue, red and green colours are all exaggerated and cause photos or web photos to be dark and distorted. Have done all the hard reset and software adjustments possible to no avail

The problem appeared for a couple of weeks, rectified itself but then went off again after a couple of days.

 

Googling has brought up: “ a loose display connector or failing lcd “

Either way if a few slaps on the back don’t cure it then the screen needs removing to investigate.

 

I’m north of Bangkok (Ayutthaya) but am willing to travel into “ the big city “ if necessary.

 

Any recommendations of any places that can do this without risk ??

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without risk ??       of what nature??

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Dr MacBook/ProMobile at Fico Bldg, 5th floor, Sukhumvit 21. Have your p/p ready to surrender to Security on the grd floor when you enter.

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without risk ??       of what nature??

Yeah, what I meant was someone who can remove the display, analyse the problem and fix it without the “ risk “ of it failing again 2 days later or the discovery that some other aspect of the iPad does now not work.

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Is the screen bulging from inside? If so then it's the battery, this is common for the types of batteries they use these days.

 

The first sign of any problems tends to be screen image distortion. It's what happens when the 'modern' batteries reach their end of life.

 

Your device is designed to be disposable and you're meant to pop out and buy a new one. This is their plan.

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Is the screen bulging from inside? If so then it's the battery, this is common for the types of batteries they use these days.
 
The first sign of any problems tends to be screen image distortion. It's what happens when the 'modern' batteries reach their end of life.
 
Your device is designed to be disposable and you're meant to pop out and buy a new one. This is their plan.

No sign of any bulging, googling it seems to point to a loose connection inside.
The battery time still seems good although it is getting on for 5 years old now.

Pop out and buy a new one ??
On my pension !!

I’m hoping to get another couple of years out of it, actually working perfectly except for the screen colour distortion.

Here’s a couple of pics:

iPad

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iPhone
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Trump's hair not showing orange. Clearly a fault there.

 

 

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4 hours ago, Andrew Dwyer said:

I have a problem with my iPad ( iPad Air 2 )

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Apple products in my opinion are specifically designed to fail in one way or another to force you to purchase a new one. Next time choose a better brand that appreciates their customers.

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Posted (edited)
33 minutes ago, SteveK said:

Apple products in my opinion are specifically designed to fail in one way or another to force you to purchase a new one. Next time choose a better brand that appreciates their customers.

Absolute tosh... I'm nether an Apple Fan boy or an Apple Hater, but it often seems that those who don't like Apple products spout some absolute rubbish for some unknown agenda. 

 

I've had a MacBook for 5 years - no issues. 

My Son has the iPad Mini (its my old one) its over 6 years old and has been treated as a kid treats treat stuff, i.e. Dropping it etc - no issues. 

 

In fact we have had lots of apple stuff. 

Apple TV, Mac Mini, Macbook Air, MacBook, 3 iPads (Wife, Son and I), Wife and I have iPhones - we don't buy this stuff because we love Apple - I really couldn't care less for Apple, or Samsung or any of the others, I'm really not interested in any of it - I just want something thats reliable, easy to use and works all of the time without fail - hence - we have bought Apple kit - It just works !

 

To be honest the new Apple Card (apple Credit card) makes me kind of hate the company - but it still makes the best kit IMO.

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Posted (edited)
21 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

Absolute tosh... I'm nether an Apple Fan boy or an Apple Hater, but it often seems that those who don't like Apple products spout some absolute rubbish for some unknown agenda. 

 

I've had a MacBook for 5 years - no issues. 

My Son has the iPad Mini (its my old one) its over 6 years old and has been treated as a kid treats treat stuff, i.e. Dropping it etc - no issues. 

 

In fact we have had lots of apple stuff. 

Apple TV, Mac Mini, Macbook Air, MacBook, 3 iPads (Wife, Son and I), Wife and I have iPhones - we don't buy this stuff because we love Apple - I really couldn't care less for Apple, or Samsung or any of the others, I'm really not interested in any of it - I just want something thats reliable, easy to use and works all of the time without fail - hence - we have bought Apple kit - It just works !

 

To be honest the new Apple Card (apple Credit card) makes me kind of hate the company - but it still makes the best kit IMO.

Well, as I said that was my personal opinion. My wife has owned many Apple products, all now kaput whilst my non-Apple products are going strong. I even had an issue with a 7-year old Samsung laptop and after asking for advice from them, they fixed it for free and paid the shipping. Try getting that from Apple. Oh and by the way, I paid under $400 for that laptop.

 

I'm sure Apple are great for people who don't understand advances in technology and are happy to spend loads on not only the products, but also the ludicrous repair estimates that they give. Good luck to them.

 

In my personal opinion, Apple are the biggest rip-off going and wouldn't be surprised if students in the future read about their appalling business model in economics textbooks. People are waking up to the way they behave as a company, I would be very worried if I owned (very overvalued) Apple stock right now. Customer service should be at the forefront of any successful business and that is something that Apples lacks in spades. Watch some Louis Rossman videos on YouTube if you don't believe me, that guy makes an incredible living from repairing Apple products and is not scared of telling viewers how badly engineered their products are.

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