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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ZIF Socket Crumpled on iPad 2 Logic Board

Hello. I was attempting to replace my GSM antennae on my iPad 2 logic board following the instructions on step 38 on iPad 2 Wi-Fi EMC 2415 Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Antenna Replacement. Unfortunately, the ZIF socket was crumbled when i tried to remove the headphone and front cover cable.

Two questions: (1) can this ZIF socket be replaced/repaired and if so, where can I find some information on it and (2) if I didn't repair it and just left it unconnected, would the logic board still work but without a headphone jack and front camera?


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to answer your questions, 1) yes it can be replaced, there are online services that you mail out too and they fix and ship back. 2) if left unconnected it would not effect the logic board at all just the components will not work but the software might act strangely when attempting to use those components. example using the camera.

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