Broken home button

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Gen, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Gen macrumors 6502a

    Gen

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    32GB.
    Jailbreak and start using SBSettings to quit Apps? Or is it an easy fix? The button itself doesn't respond to anything.
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Are you sure it's a hardware issue? Try restoring the device and see if that helps?
     
  3. Gen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Gen

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    Restore did not fix it.
    I can press the button, it just doesn't respond to anything.

    Can I just buy that piece separate or is the entire main board need to be replaced?


    edit: it's a first generation touch
     
  4. lanulos macrumors regular

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    You can buy the button separately for a few bucks; the shipping will probably be more than the button. I tried to replace it on my daughters old gen1 but after getting the ipod open and prying out the battery and disconnecting the cables, I couldn't get the last tiny screw out on the circuit board without stripping it. I had to send it out. Cost $60. But the reason that one didn't work was, my daughter dropped it in the toilet. So it was a miracle it would turn on at all.
     

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