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How to transfer home button to new digitizer

Bought digitizer without tools as i have them already. They do not offer a complete digitizer just by it self or i would have dought it. So instructions do not show how to take my old home button and transfer it to the new digitizer. So could some show me what to pull up so I don’t mess it up. I figured since they sold it the instructions would show this. Thanks a bunch. Perry

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Chances are you may have bought the wrong part.

Is your iPad mini the first generation one? If yes, the home buttons are usually pre assembled with the screens.

But if your iPad mini is the one with the touch ID then the home button needs to be transferred.

Ipad Mini 2 and newer use the digitizers with no home button pre-installed while the older iPad minis without touch ID use replacement digitizers with home button pre-installed.

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Ipad mini 1 , is the one i have , they dont offer it with the home button, but only in a kit with tools which inalready have. The kit with home buttonis for first time repairs. Would be nice not to have to go somewhere else to buy what i needed. But i will. I looked online and there are other places that have posted how to. Just thought the place where i bought parts would show what they said was “ easy to do “.

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just an edit for you ben, the ipad mini 2, is the retina display, but it uses the same digitizer as the ipad mini 1. ipad mini 3 was the first one to use the finger print scanner.

Some cheaper sources do not have the home button or touch controller pre installed, and need to be transferred. most decent quality suppliers will however, sell them with these parts pre-installed, as you stated

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the home button flex is surface soldered. you will need to use the soldering iron to remove the flex at this point, and attach it to the new one.

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It would be great to see a tutorial on how to do this. Thanks for you help.

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its a relatively simple procedure, but i will make a guide for it, and link it here in a bit

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