Apple released the slimmed-down, buffed up iPad Air on November 1, 2013 in a choice of Space Gray or Silver. It packs the custom A7 processor and ships in 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB configurations.

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WiFi cannot turned on

Hi,

Got an iPad Air send in by a customer few days ago.

Glass is slightly broken and WiFi cannot be turned on.

Biggest issue is the WiFi.

Tried every possible solution i could find on the web, but unfortunately nothing seem to help. Replaced the WiFi antenna, problem not solved. Ordered a 2nd WiFi antenna and put it in, doesnt work either.

Anyone had the issue / knows a solution?

Tried to reset network settings, resetted the intire ipad, ect ect.

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Hey Seppe de Zutter,

I think the Wi-Fi Logic Board is damaged. You should replace that.

iPad Air Wi-Fi Logic Board

iPad Air Wi-Fi Logic Board Image

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iPad Air Wi-Fi Logic Board

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Hi Stijn,

Thanks for the reply, gonna try it.

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Why not replace the Wifi ic chip on the logic board? This solves the greyed out, can't enable Wifi issue.

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Yes please! don't spend that much money buying a whole board. try first with the wifi IC . It's the 339S0213 IC also suitable for Ipad mini 2.

Indeed you will need to know somebody who has the abilty in micro soldering as it's a trick job to perform. Better: the first thing to do before buying this IC and changing it, try to reflow the chip actually in place on the motherboard with a hot air station. It could be one ore more solder point that are not ok. I succeeded permanently with this method on an Ipad 4 wifi with the same issue as your. This said it can also be an issue with the chip and also reflowing can revive it for a while (in that case it won't be permanent). But at least you will know the origin of the issue and what to do. ;)

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