iPhone 6 home button not working

Shlooky

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May 31, 2012
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My wife's iPhone was submerged in water for about 10 minutes unfortunately. After drying it out, everything works except the home button. The finger print sensor works though.

Is there a way to resolve this? or will I have to take it to Apple?

Thanks
 

Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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The water likely damaged a component in which determines the actions of the home button when you click it. Apple is likely your only solution at this point.
 

Stefan johansson

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Apr 13, 2017
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Check repair costs before ordering the repair,and compare the repair cost with the value of the phone.
A correct value can easily be calculated,just take the average price for a second hand phone on eBay.
 

Shlooky

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May 31, 2012
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Thanks guys, I ended up buying her an iPhone 7 with a two year contract instead. She's happy with her flashy new rose gold 7 and I will fiddle with the 6 to see if I can get it working or find a place to fix the home button.