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Home button fell off, need to know what to replace

So my co workers iphone 5 home button fell out of nowhere. no more warranty, apple wants 200 to fix it. my question is if i attempt to help her fix it, do i need a new cable? or a new button? the plastic button itself is what fell off. thanks in advance.

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If the only thing that fell off is the plastic button cover, then that is the only thing that needs to be replaced unless the actual button connected to the ribbon does not work. If the actual button on the ribbon cable is not working, that will have to be replaced as well. Here is a guide with instructions on replacing the plastic button cover: iPhone 5 Home Button Replacement

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iPhone 5 Home Button

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thanks for the response. she currently just taped the button onto the screen so it wont fall off, and clicking into it still works. so is it safe the assume we just need to replace the home button? or maybe is there a way to just glue the button back on to the rubber silicon?

thanks in advance.

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I would suggest just replacing the home button. The seal will probably be better when compared to the tape that is currently being used.

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That video only showed how to remove the button switch and the button cover...then they leave you hanging on the specifics of replacement.

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My home button is still working and has not fallen out but when I press the bottoms of it the top pops out... it's happened since i had my screen replaced an de i am slightly worried that the guy who fixed my cracked screen has put the wrong screen on my phone... HELP?

P.S i have an iPhone 5 silver

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If your home button is like mine and falling ,but not yet fallen out, it's quite annoying isn't it! But if you don't want to pull out your home button to replace it, you could just go on settings the on accessibility then click on assistive touch turn it on and a small button should pop up on your screen that you can move round. That's a home button! You can use it as a normal home button, but personly I find it a bit better than a normal home button... hope this helps!

P.S this is what I did and it helped!!

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Thank you!! First time I hear about this feature :)

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settings, > accessibility > assistive touch

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I have a Lg4s phone and my home button fell off . And i cant turn the phone on . I been looking where to get the part . Have had no joy .

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