iPad Anyone ever tried to use a wifi back plate with a 3G model?

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  1. one1 macrumors 65816

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    Ok so I have a set of iPads (2nd gen). One is a 3G that I use as a wifi model and will never pay verizon for service on anymore. The other is a simple wifi model. That one has an issue that makes it good for parts mostly and the case is perfect as the glass is also white versus my black 3G one with scratches on the case.

    I would not mind leaving out the 3G antenna guts since I never plan on using it if I could just make the 3G model fit in the wifi case. It would be a nice cosmetic upgrade, but I am sure there must be things that won't line up on the mobo where it screw to the case. That's why I am asking anyone who has held both in their hands and looked inside (not guessers please), what if anything prevents me from putting the 3G guts minus the antenna into the wifi case?
     
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  3. one1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    While I appreciate any response, that has nothing to do with my post. Thank you for trying.
     
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    Did you bother to look at the link?

    It will show you a tear down of each model, from that you should be able to tell what is different.
     
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    I did and I do not have a 3rd gen as stated in the op.

    As well I did indeed view the mobo's previously, but it doesn't help me to know the compatibility of the 3G model and the wifi model internal cases.

    However, thank you again for trying.

    I have attached an image of the issue with why the mobo's must be able to fit in the other cases.
     

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    The answer to this question is that they will not change out in anyway whatsoever.
     

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    May also be an issue with the antenna cables and some routing holes that may not be drilled into the wifi back housings.
     
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    Odds are there are enough tiny differences in the design/shape of the unibodies and logic boards that it is probably ill-advisable. But it's iPad 2's we're talking about so knock yourself out!
     

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