The Apple iPhone 5s was announced on September 10, 2013. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, and requires screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

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Home button vs broken flex cable vs touch sensor

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I accidentally broke the ribbon (flex cable) of my iphone 5s home button (yes yes, too bad!). So I need to replace it, but I like to have the touch sensor back too. I see in this forum that if I replace the whole button + ribbon, the touch sensor will be dead forever. Anybody knows, If I desolder the button and sold it again in another ribbon, will works? Which means, what part of button kit (button + ribbon) is the pair of touch sensor and motherboard?

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The chip on the cable and the sensor chip in the button is required.

It is possible to repair the cable, however you probably have to hire a neurosurgeon or people with similar skills to connect the cable.

The picture proves it can be done though.

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