The second generation of the iPad with Wi-Fi, GSM and CDMA models. Some models were refreshed before the iPad 3. Repair is difficult and requires heat and prying.

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Power Button Works, but, Will not sleep/wake display

I did a screen replacement and a flex cable replacement on an iPad 2, CDMA.

In short, the power button will turn on and off the iPad, however, pressing the power button will not put the display to sleep or wake it.

I'm assuming that the square circuitry on the flex cable, between the volume buttons and the board connector controls this and could be bad?

Any suggestions?

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Most likely case is still bad/damaged flex. Post back if two new cables have failed.


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Well this is the second flex. The first had a bad volume down, but, I really can't recall if the sleep/wake worked. This second flex, all is well, just wondering if the square circuitry on the flex cable controls the sleep/wake feature.


Yup, only thing I can do. It's not unusual at least once a year or so to get a bad batch of flex cables, etc. Fast production = higher chances of faulty parts.


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Can't figure out how to cut iPad off. I assumed I could hold button down and it would cut off. Any advise?

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