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Fourth generation iPhone. Repair is straightforward, but the front glass and LCD must be replaced as a unit. GSM / 8, 16, or 32 GB capacity / Model A1332 / Black and White.

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Detach home button from ribbon cable

How do I detach the home button from the flex/ribbon cable?

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Thanks for the guide, but you se in the last image. How do I detach the button from the cable?

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It is depends of your device, see the tear down section and follow the instruction until the home button removed.

If you not familiar with this friendly-UI website, you can use the search box at the upper right corner, just write the device you have, and the result contains everything (repair manuals, teardowns, questions, etc).

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This is the closest guide we have for that process, but we do not have a guide for separating the home button from ribbon cable.

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Oh, I'm sorry, i think he just want to detach the home button from the phone.

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Is it possible though?

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Possibility always exist.

But I'm no expert, Markus is.

Try asking him.

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Hope this isn't too late but it is very much possible. Using a small flat head screw driver, I worked around and then underneath the mechanism away from the button. It's just a mild adhesive holding itself to the button.

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Won't prying the button off the ribbon cable damage the cable? Can you add low heat to it first?

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It's basically a sticker. Just work slowly and carefully.

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I were mess it up when trying to detach the flex cable from the plastic home button. Now it does not work. Maybe it is broken somewhere.

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