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    hey everyone....
    there's a guy selling me an iphone that as he says the home button does not respond to pressing. everything else works excellent.
    i have not played with the phone, but i was wondering is anyone knows if this is a button replace issue or some re-virginising issue.
    thanks



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    I did replace home button on my iphone. it require to take apart whole phone, including removing LCD. just search home button iphone on ebay and there's guy from hong kong sealing them for 19$. if you don't have skills don't do it.

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    Hey,

    I guess.. first check to see if everything else works... meaning... is it just the home button... or something like... the phone doesn't charge or gets detected by usb...

    if u are able to use the applications using the touchscreen and ur usb charger is able to charge / detect ur phone ..then it is just the HOME button problem... so u'll have to replace that with all the SKILLS & care...

    if phones not getting detected/charge & home button doesn't work too... then the problem is much simpler... one of the 4 connectors below the logic board (4th once having a latch) is disconnected... try looking into the guide of ifixit.com to understand what i mean..

    wish u good luck...

    morphius

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    I am having the same problem here. Can you be more specific about what cable you mean? Is it this one?

    http://www.iphonefloripa.com.br/help.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRufus View Post
    I am having the same problem here. Can you be more specific about what cable you mean? Is it this one?

    http://www.iphonefloripa.com.br/help.htm
    yes, it is.


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    same here - everything works but the home button. I'm wondering if it's possible though that it could be a problem on the controller board, in which case there would be no point in replacing the home button...

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    Possible, but very unlikely. There's a flat ribbon cable that goes from the dock connector area to the logic board - it's very possible that cable is broken somewhere if the phone has been opened up before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiaz5513 View Post
    Possible, but very unlikely. There's a flat ribbon cable that goes from the dock connector area to the logic board - it's very possible that cable is broken somewhere if the phone has been opened up before.
    Yes I've had that off and tried to reconnect it a dozen times, doesn't seem to make any difference, the button simply doesn't work. This was hardware unlocked but I can't see how the cable could have been damaged. The phone was shut off, the communication board was removed and reinstalled, and that's it. Makes me wonder if it could be on the board, making a home button swap pointless.

    Eve

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    The cable sits under the battery, which needs to be peeled off when removing the communications board (unless you desolder the battery, which would be silly). I've broken the cable myself once when trying to remove the battery with a sharp screwdriver because it's held down with some pretty tough glue. The damage was very tiny, too - but just enough to cause the menu button to stop working IIRC (it might have been something else that broke).

    On the board it's possible the connector got damaged, these ZIF type connectors aren't really the toughest in the world and it doesn't take much to break them. If it doesn't look like it's in perfect condition then there's a good chance it's not connecting all the pins properly. That cable also needs to be inserted well - having it stick out a little or letting it stay misaligned will also cause problems. The double lines on the end of the cable serve as a guide to help make sure it's inserted right.

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    thx for the info. I was so careful with the removal that I just can't see how I could have damaged the cable - but who knows. If it's the ziff socket I'm probably out of luck. Don't have the skills to resolder one of those on the board.


 

 
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