Home button broken after housing-swap!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Inkllicious, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Inkllicious macrumors regular

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    I did everything correctly.. But the home button won't work.

    No clue what to do. What now?
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    Are you sure you put it all back together correctly? I really cant see any other reason why it would not work.
     
  3. Inkllicious thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just found out why. The two bumped gold divets that connect the button to the motherboard - one of the little bumps broke off..

    Sp1 and Sp2..
    ****!
     
  4. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    I am assuming you're using an iPhone 3G/3Gs? You're going to need to purchase a new home button flex cable. These can be obtained for five bucks on eBay.

    Alternatively, you can just replace the whole LCD assembly which is easier but a hell of a lot more expensive.
     
  5. j.dstasio macrumors 6502

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    If this is on a 3G/3GS you will probably want to order a new glass/digitizer while you're at it. You'll have to remove the glass from the plastic mid-frame in order to remove the home button.

    You may be able to take the glass off without any problems, but it wouldn't hurt to have an extra in case it cracks. If you are careful & end up getting it off without any damage, well then you just have an extra in case you ever drop it & break it.

    For $8-9 the extra insurance can't hurt.
     
  6. SonnyDickson macrumors member

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    j_dstasio

    j_dstasio, Do you think you could help me with something plz.
     
  7. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Start a new thread or send the person a PM maybe?
     

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