Replaced comms board - now "There is a problem with your iPad"
I was repairing an iPad where the Bluetooth & Wifi was greyed out.
I thought the Wifi/BT chip on the comms board was faulty so I swapped the comms board with one from another iPad. Both are 3G iPads.
Now it just shows the "Connect to iTunes" screen and when I connec it says "There is a problem with your iPad."
All the connections seems fine. I've done a DFU restore and it does the same thing.
Is anyone able to help?
Did the DFU restore actually complete properly? If so, you may want to check all of your connections again as something is not communicating with the computer to let it 'activate' the device. You could also try pwnage tool to 'hacktivate' your device and bypass iTunes' activation process.
That's assuming that everything restored properly?
Unfortunately, I have found that it seems the comm board and logic board seem to be "paired" up...
I can't understand why or what and a fix would be great, but what I DO know is that paired logic/comm boards work perfectly, whilst around 10 units I've had don't work with just a new board or just a new comm board....
Weird I know, but so far I've only gotten them working with matching boards...
You are definitely on to something there. It doesn't seem to make sense but it is there.
Considering this, how can we repair units with faulty comms boards?
Have you noticed anything similar with the iPad 2? Are there any issues that are already surfacing? The iPad 2 is still fairly new in South Africa and we haven't been able to work on any yet.