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iPad 1 WiFi repair

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iPad Wi-Fi

iPad Wi-Fi Dock Connector Cable Replacement

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My Problem

The WiFi on my wife's iPad 1 suddenly died. No Wifi signal and no access points showed at all. I researched the repair and found a possible solution on the iFixit website, so I decided to give it a try and order the WiFi/Charging port part. I also learned that the display clips frequently break when opening the iPad, so I ordered a set and the Metal Spudger set too.

My Fix

I followed the repair guide and all-in-all, the repair went pretty smoothly. The disassembly went without a hitch but about half the display clips broke. I was just very careful not to crack the digitizer glass. During reassembly, one of the cable clips came off and the digitizer cable was not making a good connection and operated intermittently. I found another hint to slip a piece of mylar between the connector and cable and VOILA! Everything worked great. Thanks for the great guides, parts, and tools. The parts arrived VERY quickly too!!! Great service.

My Advice

Be careful with the cable clips.

Metal Spudger Set Image
Metal Spudger Set

$7.99

iPad Display Clip Set Image
iPad Display Clip Set

$19.99

iPad Charging Port Image
iPad Charging Port

$9.99

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