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Released on September 19, 2014, this 4.7" screen iPhone is the smaller version of the iPhone 6 Plus. Identifiable by the model numbers A1549, A1586, and A1589.

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Home Button Won't Seat Properly Or Click Properly

I am in the middle of a repair right now, and I'm worried about this home button that won't seat properly. I'm using an iPhone 6 iFixit display, and the original home button. The button won't sit in the new display properly, always sticking up at an angle. How can I fix this? I'd appreciate any help as soon as possible.

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Not the button is sitting flush with the display, but it won't click.

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Someone else tried, using little force, and made it go in. It just won't click when it's in or out. This isn't good..

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did you check for broken glass or other stuff around the home button there might be something small stopping it from pressing down

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Let me send a pic. I thin there may be some glass, since the adhesive managed to pull a big piece of glass with it..

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How do I check? Also, what could be causing it not to click?

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I had to loosen the shield plate screws a significant amount before it would click for me. I have no idea why. My guess is that it was too tight and the button was being held down by the shield. But what do I know?

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try loosening the shield screws just a tiny bit iv had that problem before that worked for me

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I've tried that. The button still doesn't click or seat properly...

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could the shield be slightly bent?

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I updated the question with photos..

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I don't see a bend.

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because that home button looks perfectly normal

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Hey Jake!

We spoke on the phone when you called iFixit customer service, and I just wanted to re-iterate our feedback on here in case it helps other people in the future. We're pretty sure there's a slight manufacturing defect in that particular display assembly causing the home button to not sit properly within the frame. We spoke about options regarding a replacement or return for a refund on the phone--no matter what we want you to be able to complete this repair! Contact us through help.iFixit.com via email or phone if you need anything further from the customer service team.

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Thanks! I appreciate your help!

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Thanks again for your help! Since we talked on the phone, I have gotten the home button to sit flush with the display. My only problem is that the button will not click. I haven't put the home button shield on yet.. Do you know of any way to fix this? Thanks!

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It turns out that I just needed to put the bracket on, and it click. Thanks!

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Haha...of course! I'm glad you figured that out. Thanks again for calling us with your concerns, and for choosing us for your repair needs! Happy fixing!

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The home button you have looks damaged. The connector should sit directly on the flex cable and should have a small bezel around it. Try it with a different home button and it should work!

Below is a pic of a functioning home button so you can see what I mean.

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Thanks. I definitely will keep that in mind for future repairs, but it is working now. The button wasn't perfect, but it worked. I kept the original button to preserve Touch ID functionality.

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The button eventually went in and was working pretty well when I pushed it in with some force, then put the bracket back on. The button doesn't feel quite like the original, but it works.

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Jake will be eternally grateful.
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