Released on September 19, 2014, this 4.7" screen iPhone is the smaller version of the iPhone 6 Plus.

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iP6 Won't turn on after home button ribbon replacement

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A couple of weeks ago i replaced the screen on an iPhone 6, when i got it back together i found the home button was unresponsive. I thought may have damaged the ribbon cable so ordered a new one along with a new home button just in case.

On fitting the new cable to the phone i found i couldn't get the phone to turn on and only disconnecting and reconnecting the battery after refitting the original cable got the phone powered up again.

I tried combinations of new cable, old button and old cable, new button but fell into the same problem of not being able to turn the phone on with any of the replacement parts.

The only thing i could do was refit all the original parts to get it working, yet the home button is still unresponsive.

I've activated the assitive touch to get the home button on the screen but it's not ideal.

Any ideas???

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Martin, he means you need to use the original because it is the only one that will allow the fingerprint sensor to work.

The fingerprint sensor is married to the CPU, you cannot buy a replacement. If you have damaged the original then I'm sorry to say you have lost your fingerprint sensor for good.

At this point, I would put the original cable back and the original screen back, remove all stripped screws and replace with brand new and I would take it back to Apple and tell them the home button does not work and then they will replace it

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Things get a lot uglier with iphone 6. If the home button is dead, the phone dies when trying to reinstall iOS, and you have a $600 brick.

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Hi David, this is exactly what i suggested to her, I made sure the phone was as clean as a whistle and there where no fingerprints inside. Hopefully Apple will replace it for her.

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Really Tom? I didn't know that, that explains all the problems with the iPhone not starting without the original connected. Martin, I can't see a reason for them not taking it if you say to them the fingerprint sensor didn't work before you cracked the screen. I've taken an refurbished iPhone 5s to them with a 3rd party case and screen and they only denied it because of the battery.

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Same problem here. Change the LCD pull a bit too hard on the ribbon cable running along the shield. Phone powered on, worked fine, but no Touch ID. So i tryed restoring and now it is stock in recovery and i get the error 53 on iTunes. Don't know if its Worth ordering a cable or just send the phone back to Apple and get a new one. With a new cable without changing the home button is it goin to work or am i better of just goin to apple ?

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DO NOT replace the home button, ALWAYS use the button with the original logic board.

Order a new cable and try again.

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Ok, ill get another one ordered and try again. Thank you.

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Hi Martin, was the new cable helpfull?

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My Flex Cable is Broken

I want to change in, Can it affect on my Sensor ?

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you can put a new flex cable, id fingerprint will still work.

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