Button to circuit board

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  1. jameskw macrumors newbie

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    Hi, my home button began to fail and when I opened the Ipod Touch 2nd Gen what looks like the the metal piece that connects the button to the circuit board came out... I'm a fairly good at soldering so I'm wondering if this is fixable or not, I cant see where on the circuit board It connects to, any ideas?

    Thanks :)
    James
     
  2. Mr Slippy IV macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't recommend trying this, but this is probably the teardown you're looking for. Skip to Step 12 if you want an idea of the Home Button assembly before you tear it open.
     
  3. jameskw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmmm, looks like its connecting to the pathway left of the spring? anyone think this is possible to solder? its pretty micro..
     
  4. Mr Slippy IV macrumors 6502

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    I don't think it has any solders, if that's what you're asking.
     
  5. jameskw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but then how is the home button connected to the circuit? :\ maybe im confused
     
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    It appears that it's on a separate pressure mechanism, and then when pressed, contacts on the button itself complete the circuit.
     
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    The alloy used solder the boards on the Touch is not anything that will mix with any solder you can purchase, so soldering it will only give you cold solder joints. Sent it to one of the repair places like Digiexpress and have it repaired properly.
     
  9. jameskw, Nov 28, 2010
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    jameskw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "The alloy used solder the boards on the Touch is not anything that will mix with any solder you can purchase, so soldering it will only give you cold solder joints. Sent it to one of the repair places like Digiexpress and have it repaired properly. "


    anyone know how they fix it? :)
    or and alternative fix?
    im thinking about jailbreaking it and putting a virtual home on it
     

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