Broken home button

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

  1. Gen macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2008
    Jailbreak and start using SBSettings to quit Apps? Or is it an easy fix? The button itself doesn't respond to anything.
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Are you sure it's a hardware issue? Try restoring the device and see if that helps?
  3. Gen thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2008
    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

    Jun 19, 2010
    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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