Second generation of Wi-Fi iPad, released on March 11, 2011. Model number A1395. Repair is difficult and will require heat.

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Did I install an incorrect antenna after replacing my digitizer?

I ordered (on Amazon, from Cellular ER) a replacement "BestDealUSA Flex Cable Wifi Antenna Replacement Parts for Apple iPad 2" for my iPad 2, and after reassembling, and getting the digitizer back together, Wi-Fi was spotty and I have almost no Bluetooth signal. Any Bluetooth device I connect has to be within 2-3 inches, or it will lose connection. The WiFi signal is also weak, but better than Bluetooth. BT devices WILL connect, but if I move it more than 2"-3" from the iPad, it starts to break up and then disconnect.

The same seller also has another cable described as a "Bluetooth Wifi Antenna Signal Flex Cable for iPad 2 A1395 A1396 A1397"

I now know that there are two different types of antennas or iPads; an iPad 2 Wi-Fi EMC 2415 and an iPad 2 Wi-Fi EMC 2560. Mine are both the iPad 2 A1395 Wi-Fi EMC 2415 models. Did I get the wrong antennas?

I broke the speaker connector from the motherboard when disconnecting it, and now ONLY have a Bluetooth option left. It is for my 5 Y/O anyway, so having to use his BT headphones isn't so bad. But, for some reason, 3.5mm wired headphones don't work anymore, either. Did I install the wrong antenna? Your site only shows ONE antenna for all iPad 2 models. Could I have installed it incorrectly? It looks just as your guide.

Please help.

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I doubt it, I've never heard of any distinction between WiFi antenna types in the iPad 2---although I could be wrong.

Have you lifted screen to confirm that the new antenna is connected to the board? Sounds like it is just disconnected.

PS: while you have it open again, why not send the board out and get your audio connector replaced---that is a pretty straightforward board-level repair.



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Thank you. Sorry it took so long for me to reply, I ended up in the hospital.


I previously saw wifi antennas do not work properly, try to strengthen it to the motherboard if it did not help you have to replace it agin.

Also note that the part of the antenna that attaches to the frame sits well and with all screws and has direct contact with the frame.

Jessa it right ther is no 2 types of wifi antenna for ipad 2.

Hope this helps!


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Again, Thanks. Sorry it took so long for me to reply, I ended up in the hospital.



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