Home button does not bounce back

I have an ipod that had water damage. I cleaned the board and had a successful disassembly. After putting it back together I noticed that the home button was stuck in the down position. I took the ipod apart again... the home button is not stuck, but rather it is not bouncing back into place.

If I take the front panel apart, will there be another way to seat the home button where the bounce will return? Or, is this possibly the lack of adhesive (if that's how the home button is attached) remaining?

Thanks for any help!

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The "bounce back" I was trying to achieve was done by getting a broken ipod for parts and getting the piece of tape that adheres to the logic board. In this tape there is a mechanism to activate the home button function and cause the button to bounce back.

Does anyone know where this dome button can be found?

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Just to clarify. With the 1st Gen iTouch the "bounce-back" is caused by a sticker on the logicboard that has a dome button inside of it. I'm not sure where to find this part. I did want to mention this so someone with a similar problem did not try to fix by purchasing a new home button or front panel assembly. After time, the adhesive does weaken on this sticker, so use caution when removing the logic board so this sticker does not go the way of many socks that pass through my dryer :-)

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If you had to order a home button off ebay anyways ($5), my suggestion is get the replacement screen with home button installed ($20). The home button seems secured by plastic pins melted by a press. You'd need to mimic this with an iron to install a replacement, if there was enough plastic left, or a precise hot glue gun maybe. Too much heat would kill the button, not worth the $15 to try it in my books.

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Just to clarify. With the 1st Gen iTouch the "bounce-back" is caused by a sticker on the logicboard that has a dome button inside of it. I'm not sure where to find this part. I did want to mention this so someone with a similar problem did not try to fix by a new home button alone.

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