First generation of Apple iPad with 3G capabilities. Model Number A1337. Available with 16, 32, or 64 GB of storage. Repairs are straightforward and do not require heat.

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Accidentally ripped antenna wire

I accidentally ripped the cable of the antenna pictured in step 7 here:

iPad 3G Teardown

I tore it right where it connects to the golden connector at the very end.

Whats this antenna, and whats the fix?

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The iPad has five antenna, you may notice no difference without it. or Use a soldering iron and fix it. or you can just buy a new one here: http://www.etechparts.com/iPad-Repair-Pa...

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Thanks Mayer, but what is this antenna exactly?

p.s. Im noticing weaker 3G signal, and almost no signal when indoors. I just want to confirm before replacing it if 3G was affected because of this or some other factor.

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I'm sorry. I didn't build it. If it's broke fix it, then see if you have any problems.

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Laith, step 12 of your link shows your the actually antennas. I am with mayer on that one. Fix the obvious first, after that see what you got and repair one piece at a time. Do not get ahead of yourself by trying to many things at once. Good luck.

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Thanks. I reattached the wire but it seems that didnt fix it. Will replace it with a new one and see what happens.

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