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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I think I broke the iPhone 5 button home button when repairing it.


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While I was replacing the LCD/Digitizer of the iPhone 5 I did not realized that I had to unscrew the camera, and also the home button and replace it back to the new LCD, while I moved the camera from the old LCD/digitizer to the new LCD/Digitizer which was pretty decent, afterwards I had to move the home button, while unscrewing the silver metal plate and then the home button itself, there was a orange circular component that was attached to the old LCD, and what happen was that in order to take it out I slowly ripped it out since the bottom was dried glue, and then I re-assembled all the components (re-connected the 3 metal strip cables to the top right of the phone, reconnected the connector of the battery to the iPhone, and also screw back in the screws to make sure that the metal plate that was connected to the battery is secured), then I slowly assemble the LCD screen back into the body. Can anyone explain what I should do because the home button is not working, could I have accidentally damaged the home connector?


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Are you trying the home button when the screen is not installed or installed?

If not installed you need to put the screen in fully as the home button has two connection points to contact the home button connector which comes from the charging port assembly.

Still not working? Inspect the charging port assembly side there should be two golden prongs facing up.

If one or more is broken then either it needs to be repaired or the charging port assembly replaced.

Sometimes it's just the home button cable ripped when not prying it off properly from the old screen when lifting it up.

May want to physically inspect the cable carefully for any rips on the cable.

You can test home button connector by shorting the two pins with an metal tool / object and the phone should respond to basically a home button press.

That way if it works you know the home button cable assembly needs to be replaced which is a fairly cheap part.

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Thanks for the assistance to my problem. I've tried doing all does steps and some how it still does not work. The home button worked perfectly fine before I changed the LCD. Any thoughts what I should do?


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