Replacement Touch ID Sensor

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  1. lumencreative macrumors regular

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    I have had to replace the screen assembly on my iPhone 5S as the cables between the screen and logic board ripped.

    I was advised that the TouchID sensor would not work as the original one is tied to the logic board, and the cable for that snapped too, so I was just wondering is there a way to get a replacement TouchID sensor working?
     
  2. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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  3. nox5 macrumors 6502

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    i think if you do full erase with old sensor connected, then replace the sensor assembly button (with the glass part) it should work.
    if cables on old one are ripped it won't work i think.
     
  4. hockeyman94 macrumors regular

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    That is not true. A replacement touchid sensor will work just fine.
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Who told u that the sensor was tied with the logic board? The finger print sample is saved on the board but not tied to it.
     
  6. lumencreative thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's all over the Internet that the TouchID sensor is tied to a specific part of the A7 chip and only the original TouchID sensor will work.

    Taken from http://www.imore.com/apple-took-tou...er-secure-enclave-heres-how-and-what-it-means
     

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