The Apple iPhone 5s 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 / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

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Home button doesn't work when pressed but fingerprint scanner does?

I replaced the screen for a 5s and when I was done, the home button wouldn't respond when I clicked it. But then my client tried to click it and it responded to his fingerprint and unlocked the phone.

Can't find anything about this anywhere. It goes against everything I know about iPhone 5s home button flex cables. It's ridiculous.

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Yea make sure it's seeded in the socket correctly and look for damage on the socket were it plugs in.

Could be you damaged the button when removing

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Hello Ryan on the back of the home button there is a small black nub, if it is flush with the back of the home button it will not work, if it is raised then there is another problem, it may need replaced.

Word of warning if you replace the home button your 5s the Touch ID will never work as every handset has its own personal button.

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David

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This is exactly the answer whenever I have a similar issue.

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Hi guys, there is a small connectors under the screw, should put it in the home position .

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Hello ryanbandrowski,

  • Please check whether home button cable fixed properly to logic board
  • Change the home key and try again to you can determined where is the problem coming from
  • as a temporary solution until fix the key you can use assertive touch function on behalf of home key

https://support.apple.com/en-ap/HT202658

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I have the same problem, and I know now that I misplaced the screen shield screws, because I had the bluescreen issue, but put screws back where they belong and seemed to work fine except for the home button. Finger scanner works, but not the home button. Are there any traces on motherboard under that screen screw that is related to home button or am I chasing my tail here. Tried reconnecting xx amount of times to no good. Tried swapping home button to no use , then the finger scanner died too ofcourse so put stock home button back so at least the scanner is working now. Should I go aheadand change the Lightning dock connector that home buttons connect too, or do you guys think its related to motherboard trace issues??

Robert

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i have the same problem ,after replacing my cousins biphone battery , only finger scanner works ,but not the home button.. please find anything that can help me.. thanks

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Ryan, did you ever find a solution to this? I am having the same issue after replacing my battery.

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Same problem over here, changed Powerbutton Cable + Dock Connector cable , since then same problem..... ID works , button itsel not

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I've come to the conclusion that I must have damaged the ribbon cable connection on the button side when opening the phone on a previous attempt. In any avent, I completely ripped it off by accident last night while attempting to troubleshoot further. Looks like a 6s is in my near future.

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Hi, I have same problem, Home button doesn't work when pressed but fingerprint scanner does. Also, The home button WORKS when the screen is open in any position. Could it be something on the cables?

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If anyone can answer what was the solution?

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I have this same problem & have noticed there's no black dot on the back of my home button... is this what could be causing the problem

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Boom I just put a small piece of sticky tape & paper on the rear of the button & t works to click now... it's like a nipple... hope this helps

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please photo .........................

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