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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iPhone 6 New Home Button and Flex Cable Bootup?

So recently, I had to replace the screen on my iPhone 6 and unfortunately, in the process I accidentally ripped the home button flex cable. This actually damaged both the home button flex cable that connects to the motherboard, as well as the home button's cable itself. Currently, my phone is working fine, it's just that the home button doesn't work.

I didn't know that the actual home button's cable was damaged, so I only bought a new home button flex cable to be connected to the motherboard. When I took my phone apart to put the new cable in, it was at that point when I realized that my home button's cable was actually damaged, too. So I was thinking, "Ok, I'll just buy a new home button." I connected the new home button flex cable to the motherboard just to see if it works or not.

At this point in time, I had completely reassembled the phone with the new home button flex cable inside, connected to the motherboard, but not connected to the home button's cable because again, it's damaged. I tried booting the device and it just wouldn't boot. I went in and disconnected the new home button flex cable and connected the old home button flex cable back in the motherboard and it booted...

So at this point, my questions are, how come my phone boots with the old home button flex cable connected, but not the new one? Both cables were not connected to the home button , only the connector to the motherboard was connected in both scenarios. When my new home button comes in the mail, and if I were to put in the new home button flex cable ALONG WITH the new home button, will the phone boot? Or is it simply hopeless?

By the way, I don't care about Touch ID. I just want my home button to do home button things.

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It's a good thing you don't care about Touch ID, cause that's lost forever. Sorry. Where are you buying your parts from. Had a business partner that would have these issues, I did the exact same thing, and I didn't yield the same results. He was unbelievably cheap though. What I'm getting at is, are you buying quality parts?

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It's called iFixit. It's not expensive

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I'm buying my stuff from iFixit. I already have a new link cable, I'm just waiting for the new home button. Will the phone boot up when I connect everything together? Because I connected the new home button link cable to the motherboard, but I'm still waiting for the home button to come in the mail. And my original home button is broken, so the home button link cable is just in the phone, only connected to the motherboard. The phone won't boot. So I was wondering if it's because it's not connected to a home button thats causing this issue.


Nah, dude. I test displays without the home button all the time. Nothing weird or bizarre happens. Just a bunk cable. Also I wouldn't fault iFixit. It's something I call acceptable loses. Millions of parts come out of that sweat shop every minute. Some parts just come out of the factory broken. We'll be here if you have anything else you need


I would just like to say in short that a faulty home button can cause a phone to not boot.


@benjamen50 a faulty home button, yes. No home button no


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