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iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Antennas Replacement

Replace the pair of Wi-Fi antennas in an iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi.

Use this guide to replace the pair of Wi-Fi antennas in an iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi.

Schritt 1 Wi-Fi Antennas  ¶ 

Disconnect the antenna cables by gently prying them straight up from their sockets. Disconnect the antenna cables by gently prying them straight up from their sockets. Disconnect the antenna cables by gently prying them straight up from their sockets.

Schritt 1 Wi-Fi Antennas  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the antenna cables by gently prying them straight up from their sockets.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

Firmly grasp the antenna cable and peel up the grounding tape attaching it to the motherboard. Upon reassembly, it is important to reattach the antenna cables to the motherboard with grounding tape properly adhered on the copper strip underneath. Upon reassembly, it is important to reattach the antenna cables to the motherboard with grounding tape properly adhered on the copper strip underneath.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

  • Firmly grasp the antenna cable and peel up the grounding tape attaching it to the motherboard.

  • Upon reassembly, it is important to reattach the antenna cables to the motherboard with grounding tape properly adhered on the copper strip underneath.

Schritt 3  ¶ 

Remove the following four Phillips screws from the right antenna bracket: Three 1.4 mm screws

Schritt 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the following four Phillips screws from the right antenna bracket:

  • Three 1.4 mm screws

  • One 1.5 mm screws

Schritt 4  ¶ 

Lift the right Wi-Fi antenna out of its housing and remove it. Lift the right Wi-Fi antenna out of its housing and remove it. Lift the right Wi-Fi antenna out of its housing and remove it.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

  • Lift the right Wi-Fi antenna out of its housing and remove it.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

Grasp the antenna cable with tweezers and gently peel up the grounding tape. Be careful to not rip the soldered cable connection. Upon reassembly, it is important to reattach the antenna cable to the motherboard with grounding tape properly adhered on the copper strip underneath.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

  • Grasp the antenna cable with tweezers and gently peel up the grounding tape.

  • Be careful to not rip the soldered cable connection.

  • Upon reassembly, it is important to reattach the antenna cable to the motherboard with grounding tape properly adhered on the copper strip underneath.

Schritt 6  ¶ 

Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up the FaceTime camera cable socket from its socket. Pry the cable up to  free it from the adhesive securing it  to the rear case. Fold the FaceTime camera cable up and out of the way.

Schritt 6  ¶ 

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up the FaceTime camera cable socket from its socket.

  • Pry the cable up to free it from the adhesive securing it to the rear case.

  • Fold the FaceTime camera cable up and out of the way.

Schritt 7  ¶ 

Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up the audio jack cable connector from its socket. Pry the cable up to  free it from the adhesive securing it  to the rear case. Fold the ribbon cable to the left, out of the way of the antenna cable.

Schritt 7  ¶ 

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up the audio jack cable connector from its socket.

  • Pry the cable up to free it from the adhesive securing it to the rear case.

  • Fold the ribbon cable to the left, out of the way of the antenna cable.

Schritt 8  ¶ 

Peel up the two remaining pieces of grounding tape attaching the left antenna to the rear case, as done in the previous steps. Upon reassembly, it is important to reattach the antenna cables to the motherboard at all four taped locations with grounding tape properly adhered on the copper strip underneath. Upon reassembly, it is important to reattach the antenna cables to the motherboard at all four taped locations with grounding tape properly adhered on the copper strip underneath.

Schritt 8  ¶ 

  • Peel up the two remaining pieces of grounding tape attaching the left antenna to the rear case, as done in the previous steps.

  • Upon reassembly, it is important to reattach the antenna cables to the motherboard at all four taped locations with grounding tape properly adhered on the copper strip underneath.

Schritt 9  ¶ 

Remove the following four Phillips screws securing the left Wi-Fi antenna: Three 1.4 mm screws

Schritt 9  ¶ 

  • Remove the following four Phillips screws securing the left Wi-Fi antenna:

  • Three 1.4 mm screws

  • One 1.5 mm screw

Schritt 10  ¶ 

Lift the left Wi-Fi antenna out of its housing and remove it. Lift the left Wi-Fi antenna out of its housing and remove it. Lift the left Wi-Fi antenna out of its housing and remove it.

Schritt 10  ¶ 

  • Lift the left Wi-Fi antenna out of its housing and remove it.

Schritt 11  ¶ 

The Wi-Fi antennas are connected to a common ground via conductive tape. Replace the assembly as a single unit to avoid issues caused by improper grounding.

Schritt 11  ¶ 

  • The Wi-Fi antennas are connected to a common ground via conductive tape. Replace the assembly as a single unit to avoid issues caused by improper grounding.