iPad Pro 10.5" Dark Spots On Screen How To Fix

Author: Kevin T - micro@fixstop.com,
Posted on 1/12/2021


The iPad Pro 10.5 can commonly have a problem where the screen has dark spots along the edges of the screen after replacing the screen. Sometimes it is even possible for this to happen without repairing or opening the device. The first and easiest solution that you can try first is to restart the iPad Pro 10.5.


The dark spots on the iPad Pro 10.5 is typically a problem with the backlight. The screen assembly is composed of three parts. The digitizer is part of the glass that registers when you touch the screen with your finger. The LCD is the middle part of the screen that makes the picture with the different colors. Lastly, the backlight illuminates everything with small LEDs along the edges of the screen to evenly light up the screen. Normally there are two rows of LEDs that connect every other LED. That is why it is possible to get dark spots on every other light instead of having half of the screen be dark. If the iPad has never been opened before then it is possible for this problem to be due to tech damage if the screen is known to be working. If the logic board of the device is not disconnected from the battery then it is possible to damage some of the components on the mainboard and that would require a microsoldering repair to fix the problem. If the iPad Pro 10.5 has never been repaired before then it is possible that the screen is defective. A new screen might fix the dark spots on the screen but there is also a chance that a hard impact or drop might have caused a component on the logic board to loosen causing this problem. (a logic board is the same as a motherboard, it’s what controls everything on the phone.).

Is There a Temporary Fix?

There are a couple of temporary fixes that you can try yourself before sending it out to a repair shop or microsolder. Keep in mind that this is not a permanent repair for the iPad and it is possible for the problem to occur again. Here are the steps to get your iPad Pro 10.5 back to normal.

1. Turn off the device. If you are able to turn the ipad off normally by holding the power button and sliding to unlock then you can try that method. If you would like to perform a full hard reset then press the power button and the home button at the same time for about 10 seconds. The screen should shut off and come back on automatically to the Apple logo

2. If the screen is black after 10 seconds then let go of the power button and the home button and then press the power button to turn on the device.

3. Wait a moment for the iPad to fully turn on and then turn up the brightness on the iPad to check if the problem has been resolved.

If this doesn’t solve your problem then you may have a different issue or you’ll need to get this taken care of by a professional, we accept mail-in-orders nationwide with free shipping both ways.

How to Permanently Fix

If the backlight is not repaired by restarting the device then most likely you have a faulty screen or a problem on the logic board. We use special microsoldering tools to inspect and test the display and the motherboard in order to find the damaged component. If a logic board component, like a diode, is burned or broken then we can remove, clean and replace the part. If the dark spots are due to a motherboard problem then only a microsoldering tech with logic board repair experience can fix this problem successfully without damaging any other components.
We strongly urge you to look for a local repair shop near you and make sure they do micro soldering as we do not recommend anyone to attempt this repair without prior experience, if you can’t find any near you, we offer nationwide mail-in-repairs with free shipping both ways, to get your order started simply click here


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