Second generation of iPhone. Model A1241 / 8 or 16 GB capacity / black or white plastic back. Repair is more straightforward than the first iPhone. requires screwdrivers, prying, and suction tools.

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Trouble with repairing home button


I have changed the digitizer on my iphone 3g but in doing to seem to have lost the use of the home button. I knocked it when changing the digitizer but put it back as I thought it was. However, it now wont work. Ive looked at guides on youtube but cant see that Im doing anything wrong.

Is there anything in particular that I might be doing wrong to stop the connection from being made? It all looks as it should and the button worked previously.


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open the phone again-just the front display off. and turn over to look at back of home button-the 2 little gold prongs may just be a bit flattened . try lifting them up a bit.

otherwise you may need to replace the flex- the back of the home button has a little "springy" button to it which can get old and worn out. it's pretty simple to replace, bit of a twist to get the cable through the midframe hole but thats about it. costs a few dollars on ebay

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