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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No Plastic flap on SIM/Front Facing Camera - how to fix?

Hey guys,

i bought a defective iPad 2 on ebay but the guy who owned it before seems to have used wrong tools.

There is no "plastic flap" which holds the cable in its place anymore - so the cable is not able to make contact..

Foto of Plastic Flap (c) by iFixIt

(The black small "flap" is missing)

As a workaround I put a small piece of paper under the cable - now it works partially - front facing camera works, SIM is still not recognized. But I want a bulletproof solution ;-)

What should I do to fix this?

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Order this and remove the black plastic tab and manually install it on your ipad

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Ha!! Great! Thanks!

Could you confirm this is the same item

Going through this should do it, right?

Thanks for your quick reply!!



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