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How to replace Home button flex cable

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Does anyone know how to repair the flex cable for the home button. One of the spring-loaded contacts broke which I fixed with a spot of solder and a small metal prong. However I am banking it won't last forever so would like to replace the flex cable at some point.

The bit I need to replace is this

http://www.digiexpress.us/iPhone-3G-Home...

I am guessing I'll need to get the plastic button out then insert this through the hole in the top case, but how does the home button pop out?

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David Iwanicki
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The home button is held in by the glass digitizer - there are tabs on the left and right sides of the button.

This picture has a pretty good view:

http://s1.guide-images.ifixit.com/igi/RI...

So, if you need to replace the home button itself, you are going to have to remove the digitizer, and will need these to adhere it back in place:

http://www.ifixit.com/iPhone-Parts/iPhon...

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