Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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Replaced charging/minijack flex - home button still not working

Well, first of, I got a problem with a iPhone 5.

After a screen replacement, the home button stopped working, I quickly replaced the buttonparts and I still couldent make it work. Everything looks fine regarding connectors - the pins from the flex cable is matching the "flex" from the home-button.

I have tried shortening the pins with a screwdriver and replaced multiple flex cables but it still not work, is it possible some other connectors is damaged - and in what should I then be looking for?

Hope to hear from you guys!

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So does shorting the pins with a metal object simulate a home button press on the phone?

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I don't think he said shorting. I think he said shortening

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It did not work shorting the pins, meaning i connected the two pins that are supposed to be shortend when you push the home button, nothing happend.

What do you guys think?

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Thank you so much for your answer.

Now, I have tried both shortening (the right way) and replacing the whole flex cable (minijack, ligthning etc) multiple times. It still wont work, could it have something to do with the cellular data antenna cable connector being damaged?

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These are the two pins you need to short in order to bypass the Home button. They are on the left side of the image.

If shorting these two pins does not work, then I would look at the Lightning Port. It may have a damaged flex near those pins or improperly connected to the logic board.

iPhone 5 Lightning Connector and Headphone Jack Image

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Thank you so much for your answer.

Now, I have tried both shortening (the right way) and replacing the whole flex cable (minijack, ligthning etc) multiple times. It still wont work, could it have something to do with the cellular data antenna cable connector being damaged?

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