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iPhone 6 plus Touch ID

I was reparing 2 iphone 6 plus screens. I plugged in the home button from phone A into phone B and the touch ID did not work. I switched them back to the device they belonged to and it still does not work. I then tried a full restore and recieved error 53. I then replaced the lcd shield and got the same result error 53. Help!

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Error 53 is usually related to the Touch ID of the phone. If the fingerprint cable connected to the Touch ID button gets damaged then this error code pops up.

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you only need 3 things to get touch id to work

1. the orignal home button that the phone came with

2.a good cable (via home button and cable running from mobo to home button.)

3. good chip on mother board (because home button is paired with main chip from factory)

i have seen the cables go bad most often, even new ones can be bad from factory, or manufacture, ie china's poor quality control. so i would try a couple new cables that run from the mother board to home button flex.

also check home button as well some times the plastic connector breaks on the inside and will cause that issue too, but if you use the new itunes with new os download you should not get error 53 unless chip failure cause they have removed error 53 on new ios versions do to class action lawsuits. thanks apple lmao

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The most likely cause of this would be a torn or kinked cable. Typically the LCD back plate and cable are transferred to the new LCD assembly. The LCD assembly itself has nothing to do with the touch ID -- the home button plugs into the cable on the back plate.

It's also possible that a connector might not be seated properly.

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Well the original cracked screens are trashed and there doesnt seem to be anything wrong with the cables. Both Iphones touch ID are not working and both had the home button connected to the wrong phone and switched back.

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Hmm. Any evidence of liquid spill damage?

I'm fairly certain that the home buttons on the i6/i6+ are interchangeable. That wasn't the case on the i5S -- the button (or really, the IC on the flex cable) and the phone were joined at the hip.

Try a new home button and home button extension flex cable, and see if that gets it working. Otherwise, it's a board-level issue, and you're likely SOL.

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Try it with the original display as Sunny suggests.

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just look at what i posed lower down it is everything you will need

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Put the original cracked screen back on it as well. Then restore the phone. That should work.

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Put all the original parts back on the iPhone, restore the phone. then replace the screen again. your phone will finish the restore and the Touch ID will work again.

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Home button and ribbon behind the LCD plate are not interchangeable like with the 5s home button and charge port. They are linked to the specific device for touch ID. Is it possible the buttons and plates might have been mixed up during the swaps? Damage to the cables should prevent the home function from working as well, if the home is working it would have to be a mixup of parts or if your using a full assembly and only swapping the home button that would also cause the issue.

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Are you sure Charlie? I am under the impression that the cable attached to the shield is just a simple cable that can be replaced if torn. Even more since I cannot see any chip/component attached to it...

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After much research to find my original reasoning for not using assembled screens, the cable behind the plate, I cannot find any information against it. I did find information saying the opposite and the cable will not effect it as long as it is not damaged. http://tool-box.info/blog/archives/1640-... I will be purchasing a pre-made screen for small parts to have them ready at the shop from now on, then swap the home and go!

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the home button is the only thing that matters. its has to be original cause the chip on home button is paired to chip on mobo. nothing else matters

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Home buttons are NOT replaceable, which cause the error first time.

the second time is just because you damaged something, maybe it's just the connectors or bridging cables, which are easy to fix. If the home button is damaged, the phone is dead.

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the phones not dead just touch id wont work, the phone will be fine. you can also jail break the phone and get the new home button replacement to read touch id, but it is a lot of work for pointless feature lol

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No, no one can restore Touch ID, not even jailbraking.

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That's odd because the new iOS got rid of the error 53 code

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you only need 3 things to get touch id to work

1. the orignal home button that the phone came with

2.a good cable (via home button and cable running from mobo to home button.)

3. good chip on mother board (because home button is paired with main chip from factory)

i have seen the cables go bad most often, even new ones can be bad from factory, or manufacture, ie china's poor quality control. so i would try a couple new cables that run from the mother board to home button flex.

also check home button as well some times the plastic connector breaks on the inside and will cause that issue too, but if you use the new itunes with new os download you should not get error 53 unless chip failure cause they have removed error 53 on new ios versions do to class action lawsuits. thanks apple lmao

also if you have iphone 6s the cable is built into back-light housing and will cause this as well, only thing you can do on that is get another replacement screen, or swap back-light housings but that repair is expert only, mainly cause that repair is usually done in a clean room. best of luck

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