The Apple iPhone 5c was announced on September 10, 2013. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, and requires screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 8, 16, 32 GB / White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, and Green.

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connect prong for home button broke off

I bought a replacement screen that included the home button and camera and that part works just fine but where the Home button ribbon meets the bottom half connection point, one of the prongs has broken off so only one of the contact points hits the cable, thus the home button doesn't work. Does anyone know if this part of the phone is replaceable?

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Yes it sure is replaceable.

You have to replace the lightning connector using this guide.

Good luck and be careful not to pry between the battery and the board at any time.

Note: despite what the guide says, and if you're careful enough, you do not have to remove the battery. So in my opinion you can try and skip steps 19 to 30.

iPhone 5c Lightning Connector and Headphone Jack Image


iPhone 5c Lightning Connector and Headphone Jack


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I know I had this exact same problem because I broke the prong off myself but I fixed it like you said Rany and it still doesn't work. (The Home Button)

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It should work, I don't see why it wouldn't unless you got a defective iPhone 5c Lightning / Dock connector.


What Ben said is true. This is a straightforward repair. If the home button used to work before you broke the prong off, then a new lightning connector should fix it.

If it doesn't, it usually means the replacement part is defective or improperly seated. OR there were other issues such as a bad home button (but shorting the prongs together should still make the phone respond) or something is bad on the board.


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