Updated version of the original iPad 2, released in March of 2012 with a smaller die processor and updated internal construction. Repair will require the use of heat and careful prying.

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Smart Cover Sensor Chip

Hi. I replaced the power/volume ribbon in my iPad2. The new ribbon I received has a black material covering the circuitry on the smart cover sensor of the ribbon, whereas the original one did not have anything covering it (see pics). I gently tried removing this black compound but it didn't feel like an adhesive or rubber, and I'm not quite sure how much force to put into it. The smart cover does not wake or put to sleep the iPad with this replacement and I'm thinking it has to do with that black compound....

Or is this a case of reversed polarity?

Thanks!

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The compound is just there to protect the components from damages from a drop or pry. You don't need to replace it. If the smart cover still doesn't work, then you probably have a defective part. Return it for an exchange.

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Thanks. I won't replace that ribbon just for that, it's a long and tedious replacement.

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