iPad wifi card failure?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by LS3 POWER, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. LS3 POWER macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    My brother in law has a 2 year old iPad, the model just before the iPad Air. His wifi wouldn't work so tonight he took it to Apple and they told him the wifi card has gone bad. Since its out of warranty they said for $300 he can buy the same model or buy a new one at full price. Is there truly no fix? I've never seen a iPad wifi card fail, is this common
  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    If the wifi card has failed it will show "No Wifi" instead of a wifi network name. If you have that, the wifi card is screwed.

    If you don't have that, it could be any number of things. #1 - software. Try a DFU restore. #2 - antenna. The antenna wires could have popped off. It's not an easy fix, however, as the iPad is not very easy to open!

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