iPod Touch Home Button (Messed Up BAD)

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by DIYEpicFail, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. DIYEpicFail macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone!

    I was given an iPod Touch 2nd Generation to fix and in the process I broke off the little "Z" shaped spring that makes the home button work, that wouldn't be a problem but I also broke off the solder pad underneath it. (hence my user name) I can't find any trace around it to solder to but I know there has to be one...does anyone know where it is or what an alternate solder point is? I already know about the Activator/SBSettings method of simulating a home button but I'd rather not go that route...

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    I scraped around the edges of the solder pad a little but I can't find anything. Also, I can't find anything on the actual solder pad to show that it was connected. The Any input is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Skwink macrumors member

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    That's why you send them to Apple to be fixed.
     
  3. jonrando macrumors 6502a

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    *hopes this isn't the iPod touch of someone you don't know or that person paid you to do this*
     
  4. DIYEpicFail thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha, I know the guy, its been sitting on a shelf broken for two years.

    I was able to get it working, the little circle (highlighted) is the contact and I had to scrape it a little bit to expose enough metal to solder onto. The iPod works again!

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  5. Skwink macrumors member

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  6. Mars478 macrumors 6502a

    Mars478

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    Congrats! As a fellow iPod Touch repair man (and iPhone and other apple products) I feel your pain. I personally HATE fixing iPod Touches. They are terrible. The 2G's/3G's use a terrible snap system which is a b*tch to get off. The 4G is a little better with the adhesive but still not very pleasant.
     
  7. Stavel Hilston macrumors newbie

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