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No touch ID after motherboard replacement - changed home buttons

I know that home buttons are paired with motherboards, I swapped over the motherboard from phone #1 into phone #2. I connected the screen from phone #1 onto phone #2, The home button works perfectly but touch ID is greyed out.

Are the dock connectors linked to TOUCH ID as well? I only swapped the motherboard and screen.


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You probably did not connector is securely. Try disconnecting it and reconnecting it. Either that, or you connected when the phone was on and shorted the home button.


I have tried to take it on and off a few times and the issue still occurs. So the home button is paired with the motherboard only and no other parts?


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I've replaced the connector dock on a 5s and the touch id didn't quit working so Id be more inclined to agree with Jake in that something may be shorting the home button. As long as you have the original logic board and the original home button you should be good

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Would it affect the home button if the screen is not installed? I have the screen plugged in without being installed just testing it


It shouldn't make a difference as long as everything is hooked up right seating the screen does nothing


Thanks Jim, I guess I will just put the screen on and hard reset it and use it as is... Unless you have any other ideas like removing and refitting home button? idk


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