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

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Home button not working after replacing screen

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I just replaced the screen on my wife's phone after it was cracked. Everything's working OK now except for the Home button. It's totally unresponsive right now.

I disconnected and reconnected all the cables on the front plate and I'm still getting the problem. Enabling Assistive touch as a workaround works, but I'd like to have a functioning Touch ID and Home button.

I'm wondering what I could have done wrong that could be fixed I've seen plenty of issues that refer to Touch ID not working after this operation, but nothing that covers the whole Home button being dead. Any ideas?

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So I replaced the flex cable that runs behind the LCD shield plate (actually just installed a whole new plate). Unfortunately, I've still got the same problem of the Home button being dead.

I might know why; when I disassembled it this time to put on the new home cable, I got to the step where you disconnect the home button from the home button flex cable. As I did this step, the flex cable head tore off entirely, with the little mount connected to the home button remaining plugged in and everything else tearing loose. I had to work with tweezers and my fingernails to get the two connections apart. Once I did, the home button connector looked OK, but I'm worried I broke something there now. Thoughts?

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Once the screen is replaced the touch id is lost. Confirmed. :/

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This happened to me once. My issue was that I damaged the cable under the lcd shield that ran to the home button. I could not restore my iphone since it gave me an error 53. I would suggest you to read this as it was helpful on the topic: http://vkrepair.com/iphone-6-error-53/

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I replaced a screen on my 6+ and the Home button stopped working, I also replaced the shield/ribbon as well but still no Home button, TouchID works fine though....

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Did you fix it. I have same problem.

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It is likely that the bridging cable under the display shield is damaged. Replace the cable.

If the home button unit itself is damaged, you're in trouble.

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do you have a picture of this bridging cable, or a link to where you can get it from

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Thanks for the answer. I think I tore the very end of the bridging cable where it is stuck with adhesive on to the phone body. There's a tiny metal baseplate that was really tightly stuck on to the body, and I'm pretty sure that was supposed to be part of the cable (right underneath the connector. I think I pried up the chip part of the cable and not the full base, thus ruining it. I'll try replacing that cable and see what happens. The button itself seems OK- feels right, "clicks" solidly when I press it.

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Would damage to this cable allow the phone to reconize the touch Id but for some reason cause everything else on the home button to short out?

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Did you yank the home button off the old display by the flex cable like people do in youtube videos? If so you probably tore it. Another common failure point is that flex that runs behind the plate will get torn where it attaches to the back of the screen with adhesive

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If you've damaged the home button, your best bet is to put the broken display back on it and take it to apple for them to replace the display. they can replace the home button (and do with screen repairs, I guess they don't think their techs are good enough to not screw up dressing a screen, probably smart on their part...) if you replace it, touch id won't work and you cannot reset/update the device without bricking it.

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No, didn't do that. I unmounted the home button just like the instructions here said to. I think the problem is the flex cable that runs behind the plate.

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For future reference, use some heat to remove the prox/front camera cable, the home button cable connected to the plate, and the home button cable itself. These are usually the results of not doing it

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I replaced my screen and used the original home button with the new screen. The touch id and the home button were working just fine for three months. Then one day I woke up to the iphone's touch id not working and the battery draining rapidly. Something mysterious happened from the time I went to bed to the time I woke up that caused a fault with the phone. So I don't believe I damaged the ribbon cable. I can't remember if I had done a SW update.

I have a suspicion that a replacement screen can be incompatible and cause the problem. If you read the apple support page for error 53 it says... "For example, an unauthorized or faulty screen replacement could cause ... error 53"

I find the wording very interesting... So and unauthorized screen replacement in itself can cause the problem! interesting....

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My iPhone 6 home button and touch I'd aren't working after I got a new cable for it. I believe the problem is on the actual logic board where you plug the cable into from the screen to the little plug chip on the phone. It seems to be damaged. How the !&&* dies one fix that problem smh

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If you have damaged the small chip section that plugs into the cable that runs up the back of the screen then, you are most probably screwed, you can get a new home button but will lose any "Touch" features of the phone as any new home button wont come with a touch sensor.

At least Apple have updated the iOS so it doesnt brick the phones anymore but just disabled the "Touch" side...

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There is a tiny plate behind the touch connector on the original screen, just move it to the new screen and enjoy your life ;)

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Well I'm just gonna be straight...

You probably broke it by accident, you can't do a whole lot about it, it happends sometimes when you don't know about your super powers and then you just destroy the cable.

I'm not gonna go so much in detail (according to some wizzkids it is possible to repair I guess but that's way too hard), I think you just need to buy a new one and tell your wife it was just an accident.

Hope you can do something with my awnser :-)

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