GSM iPad 2 with 16, 32, or 64 GB of storage, and a Dual Core A5 Processor. Model Number A1396. Repair is complicated and requires heat and prying.

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poor wifi signal after antenna replacement ipad 2

Hi,

I initially replaced my iPad 2 screen and snapped the wifi antenna upon disassembley.

I have recently bought another wifi antenna an fitted it properly. My ipad still wouldnt pick up signal unless I was literally a meter away.

I thought it was a faulty antenna so purchased another.. I have fitted another one and still I cant get a signal unless im a meter away from my router ?

This repair is for a customer so any help would be massively helpful to me :)

Thanks

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Sorry I didnt mean to accept that.... Just check wifi module against pics online... Everything is perfect..

I bought these antennas off ebay ? Does it have to be a specific quality ? OEM Standard maybe ?

Has my IC chip gone ?

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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=26liR46z7qo

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Just double checked that. Its seated fine. I have a slight feeling i've knocked a little resistor on the wifi module :/ I am not 100% sure however

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Hi there did you take the motherboard off or take the sheild of the motherboard and unplug the Bluetooth module to plug in wifi antenna?

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Yes I took the mother board off clipped the clip onto the right antenna on the rear of the board and replace ?

Is that correct ?

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Right ok there is a Easyier way to install the wifi with out taking motherboard out.

Just check the video it involves disconnecting a module from the board it would appear when u installed the anntena and took out motherboard you push down and uncliped the module u will understand when u look at video

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No offence but just buy looking at pics how can you tell if it's connected or not?

I would unplug it and reconnect it

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Here is what the part looks like the top arrow is the connector which is what I think has come loose and the bottom arrow is where the anntena plugs in..

If all is ok and still nothing then I could be a faulty part goodluck

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Any luck with this Nath? I recently replaced my antenna and have the same issue. I replaced it as in the video. Did you ever solve this? If so how?

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i have the same problem did any body solve the problem?

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Ive noticed that the replacement antennas can be faulty, Ive tried everything to improve the weak signals to no avail, after purchasing another replacement voila! Wifi works 100%. So now when I have to do a wifi antenna job I order two or three, just in case.

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please nobody have a sulotion ?

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