Replacing ipod touch 2g front panel - home button doesn't work

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Myk3, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Myk3 macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2010
    Hi all

    I bought an ipod with no front glass or LCD, and a replacement LCD and front panel assembly with a home button included. Should it just work when the digitiser is plugged in? The LCD and touch are perfect but I get nothing from the home button.

    Thanks in advance
  2. tadad1 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2008
    It won't work until you reassemble it as it needs to make contact with a little brass fitting on the mainboard.

  3. Myk3 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2010
    Thanks for that advice - unfortunately, I tried assembling it and it still doesn't function.

    I did try raising the contact but it appears that the top has snapped off - ie the metal strip should be a backwards Z shape but instead it is a backwards C. I've never seen one, so maybe someone can confirm this.

    I guess I can try and find something to make the connection, I don't know what yet.

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