Second generation of Wi-Fi iPad, released on March 11, 2011. Model number A1395. Repair is difficult and will require heat.

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Power button orientation?

I've gone to the trouble to replace the flex strip PMV cable and I'm up to the part where I place the power button back in contact with the flex strip.

However, because of either the angle of the button and that metal ring attached to the power button, I can't remember which goes where?

The ring can swing freely on one side, but the other side movement is limited (which of these 2 sides orients upward? Does the flex ribbon sit under or over this ring?

It seems when I try to screw the plate back on, with the metal ring swung dowward, there's not enough room. But at the same time, I can't seem do screw the plate back on if the ring is swung upwards.

I hope this makes sense.


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it should be faced down as you can see in this picture

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here is a good guide

iPad 2 Wi-Fi Power/Mute/Volume Buttons Cable Replacement

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Thanks so much. I have a nee problem: the power button itself doesn't work. I was worried about getting it back in; but after replacing the ribbon, it won't power up.

Any other thoughts?


are you sure you didn't damaged the new flex? they are very fragile


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I haven't even screwed it in yet. I just laid it out. The proximal portion is snapped into place and the mute slider is in place. I laid it out to get a sense of how much slack and path is needed. I'm pretty confident after reading all the instructions; to be SUPER careful with the ribbon. I tested the volume and mute (which work).

I'm just curious if there's any other place where there could be damage, if there isn't I'm happy to buy another ribbon; I just don't want to do that again if the damage is elsewhere.

Not to mention, I need to deal with the backlight issue now (that's fried, and looks like that is an even tougher repair).

Thanks again.

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