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iPhone 4 Home Button Assembly

$14.95

Product code: IF182-017

Product Overview

Repair a sticky or nonfunctional home button.

  • One of the most common iPhone 4 repairs: replace a nonresponsive, sticky, or jammed-in home button.
  • Replacement home button is compatible with any iPhone 4 (Verizon or AT&T).

There may be a thin protective film covering the home button. This can be removed with a spudger or fingernail.

Home button contacts may appear to be reversed but the part works either way.

Compatibility

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  • All iPhone 4 models (Not 4S)

Product Details

$14.95 Black

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

You may receive a part with the gold contacts on the opposite side of the ribbon cable. The button will still work.

$14.95 White

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

You may receive a part with the gold contacts on the opposite side of the ribbon cable. The button will still work.

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Replacement Guides

iPhone 4

Difficulty: Difficult

iPhone 4 Verizon

Difficulty: Difficult

 

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The iPhone 4 has miraculously few moving parts. A benefit of almost exclusively operating from a touchscreen. The front of the device only has a single button, but like all buttons, it is subject to failure.

Lots of failure apparently. A stuck or sticky Home Button is the third most common failure on an iPhone, behind a dead battery and a broken panel. Thankfully, there is no reason to deal with a stubborn button. You can replace your home button cheaply and easily.

 

Compatibility

iPhone 4
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
iPhone 4 Verizon
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

I have had my iPhone 4 now for a long time. Thinking about upgrading to the iPhone 6 this summer. But then the screen broke after it hit the floor one time to much. Aaa !@#$ no. I'm not gonna buy a new phone now, so I decided to fix it.

My Fix

Repair went very well. It was also my first. I ran into one problem when this one screw didn't come loose and it was the last scew that held the display assembly in place. So I broke the plastic thingy on the old disp.as. and on the new one and made it fit. Haven't got any problem after the repair. And also I think while reassembling the iPhone I also fixed the wifi-problem I've had for a long time. So now I have a new screen and much better wificonnection.

My Advice

Take your time. And the Screw trays is highly recommended. Reassembling was easy when I knew a exactly where each screw fit.

My Problem

I've unresponsive home button on my iPhone 4. It gave up after 3 years of use.

My Fix

I spent 2 hours mostly to disassemble iPhone. The guide didn't mentioned some pitfalls.

My Advice

1. Find a way to organize disassembled parts.

2. Heat up touch screen before trying to take it out (place iPhone before table lamp or any spotlight - works just fine).

3. Look for any small parts not mentioned in the guide - don't lose 'em (there's a rubbers gasket and small metal coil)

My Problem

Original home button had a crack down the middle making it difficult to use.

My Fix

Had to play with the home button bit that plugs in a bit to get it in place,, very fiddly little thing! Also one of the screws for the screen wouldn't come out so could just get the screen of enough to get the new home button in. But it works so all good.

My Advice

Don't leave a large amount of time eg. 3 weeks between pulling it apart and putting it all back together ! had this weird bit left over, but the phone works perfectly.

My Problem

I have been having problem with a sticky home button with my 3 year old iPhone 4. Been living with the assistive touch button but find it a nuisance as always. So I started searching for the solution and came up with the fix from iFixit.

My Fix

Took 2 hours and multiple attempt to readjust the screws and the rear camera as the back case won't fit. Ultimately got the home button repaired and voila!

My Advice

The 54 bit screw set is a must-have before you pry into the internals of the iPhone. However, do be careful as the magnet of the screwdriver is rather weak and the puny screws are easy to dislodge from the screwdriver. A placemat for screws also help in the organization of the screws

My Problem

Because the home button don't respond anymore and it's really frustrating.

My Fix

The guide was really clear.

The only problem is that after the installation of the button the button respond when you touch it, but don't work when you push on it and sometimes apps close when I'm working on it or the voice function starts.

I'm gonna re-open my iPhone and I'm gonna search the problem.

My Advice

Follow the guide step to step and set notes to the screws on every step.

My Problem

After 2yrs of using the iphone the home button starting not to respond. Sometime it will take a couple hard pressing for the home button to respond. So i decided to order the home button from ifixit and replace it myseft. I was interesting to take the iphone apart and see how it was build.

My Fix

It took me about 45min from start to finish. Thanks to ifixit and for their guide. The iphone home button is now working like new after the replacement.

My Advice

For those that want to get it a try. Please take your time to read through the guide and make you fully understand what you are doing before you start taking the iphone aparts. Make a checklist as you remove the screws. This will help you after you replaced the bad parts and reassmebly your iphone back together.

My Problem

Button stopped working years ago. Very frustrating.

My Fix

Repair was reasonably challenging for me to do. Needed to rely on guides and part map heavily.

My Advice

Get the right tools, follow the guide and use the parts map. It would be impossible to complete the repair without the above.

My Problem

The home button on my wife's iPhone stopped working and I didn't have the tools to do it myself. I bought the Pro Tech Toolkit along with the replacement part from I fixit. Everything arrived quickly and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the tools. These are very good quality tools.

My Fix

The repair went smoothly and took me an hour and a half to complete. As my eyes aren't as young as they once were and the screws are so small I'm surprised I never had any left over parts. The phone works like brand new.

My Advice

Use lots of light and I used a foot square piece of cardboard with some painters tape down the middle of the sheet with the sticky side up. I placed the screws and parts in a line along the tape as I removed them and wrote on the cardboard which step they came from. Worked like a charm.

My Problem

iPhone 4 buttons are notorious for breaking. We tried using the "assistive touch" function found in settings. Although this floating home button allows you to continue to use your phone, it is EXTREMELY ANNOYING!

We decided to take the plunge and attempt our own repair.

My Fix

IFIXIT came to the rescue!

My Advice

With the use of the IFIXIT Driver Kit and On-Line guide, we were able to replace the dysfunctional home button quite easily.

We used a plain piece of white paper to organize and label all parts.

We carefully followed all directions, and voila....

I have a new, fully functional home button!

My Problem

My home button was not responding as it should have

My Fix

It went a lot slower than expected and the pictures were not fully accurate. I had to use another article for an iPhone 4S which had some additional information which was helpful. Also I ended up with a rubber piece (that went over the motherboard) that fell off and I didn't initially see where it rested and a brass colored metal piece for wifi which I also did not see where it rested. Google saved me :)

My Advice

Use multiple guides and don't be afraid to print out the pictures so you can lay the screws directly on the pictures...(was going to do this)