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Wifi Does Not Detect Any Access Points

Got an iPad 1 3G Wifi from a friend but it won't hold a charge and can't detect any wifi access points, but I can see that the 3G is working as it is showing AT&T.

Here's what I've done so far:

1. Replaced Battery

2. Complete reset to factory settings, as in purged from scratch.

The battery now charges but drains out fast, and still no Wifi detected. I thought about replacing the wifi chip but not sure if this would fix it. Any direction will be much appreciated.


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The reason why the battery drains is because it is searching for a Wifi connection. Check your antenna connection for any corrosion, missing components.


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If you replaced the battery with a brand new one, then it seems a little abnormal that it is still loosing charge fast. I wonder if there is a sort of short in the device. Are there any dents on the back or side that could have moved something around inside the device. There is a similar problem I have found on iPhones. If you put a longer screw where one of the grounding screws goes the battery drains quickly and you have no sound, WiFi, or 3G. I wonder if you may have a similar issue. I would check to make sure that everything inside is firmly seated. Did the previous owner tell you when this problem started happening, after a drop, exposure to water?

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