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Released September 25, 2015. Model A1688/A1633. Repair of this device is similar to previous generations, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 64, or 128 GB / Silver, Gold, Space Gray, or Rose Gold options.

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Is it impossible to remove the home button flex cable in a 6s?

I know you can on the 6 but I've read it's fused to the digitizer in the 6s. Just looking for confirmation.

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The home button extension cable is together with the screen on the iPhone 6s.

The home button itself is separate and removable though.

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Ah yeah I meant the extension. My 6s is going through the "cannot activate Touch ID" thing and Apple told me my sensor is busted. So I was thinking if I could replace the extension cable, that might help since I know I can't replace the button itself.

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If you happened to have replace the screen and then that message appeared then there is a chance that the cable (from the screen) plugging into the home button and logic board is faulty.

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Thanks, Ben! So it may be worth just getting an entire display replacement to test that hypothesis out since I can't just replace the cable.

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You will have to replace the metal plate that has the flex extension in it. During screen removal, this cable is easy to stretch and subsequently damage. I did it on my first one and panicked because you cannot replace the Touch ID but turns out it was only the extension which is replaceable.

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The design of the home button extension cable is different from the 6 and 6s. On the 6s it's pretty much built together with the screen.

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Hmm! I wonder then-- because I have a spare 6s display (cracked screen) that I wouldn't mind busting up to get to the cable. Think it's possible?

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I'm not sure but it might be easy to separate that part on the screen. Not sure for original screens but some aftermarket screens make it easy to separate.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84NHEc5m...

I have used my cracked 6s home button extension cable to fix this issue.

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