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

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Broken home button flex cable

I have a broken flex cable on my iPhone 6 home button. It's completely cut in half. Is there any way to repair? I didn't do this. LOL Im a repair guy. This is shoddy work a customer wants me to try and fix. Error 53 is solved BTW right? Honestly haven't had issue with error 53 before, so I suppose it sounds like a stupid question.

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Does he want the fingerprint scanner to work? If not just use a aftermarket home button.

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That was my first suggestion... He would like to restore the touch ID

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Error 53 is destroyed. No need to worry about that at least. Realistically it is not worth fixing the home button cable.

I know it's possible by transferring the NXP chips from one genuine home button to another but that is on the iPhone 5s at least.

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Hi @benjamen50. I've seen this statement floated around a few times of late yet I cannot find anything or anyone who shows they can do this. Do you know this for certain? I'd love to learn more.

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Realistically, no it is not possible.

You are unfortunate that the tear is so close to the actual button. In theory, you could re-establish the connections that were severed . In reality, there are 6-8 connections on a flexible mylar strip only a few millimeters wide and you have very little flex to work with.

This would be a super challenging task for a very experienced micro-solderer. This is clearly not a DIY repair.

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Ok. It's not impossible. And this isn't really a data connection. What is this repair called? So I can inquire on getting a quote and contracting this repair out. Thank you.

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how does a screen repair at the apple store solve a broken home button?

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Ask around for repairing a torn home button flex. To be honest, depending on your location, it will probably be more cost effective to go to the Apple store and have a screen replacement done; they may replace the Home button at the same time

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