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Released September 25, 2015. Model A1687/A1634. 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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Battery swapped but home button and touchID not working

Got that $29 battery kit, was excited to do the swap. Followed instructions step by step. Got it to power up and then... the home/touchID button doesn't work. I was careful not touch the home button or the surrounding area. Took it apart again and made sure all of the ribbons have connected correctly yet, nada :/. Someone explain to me what could be wrong? Thanks

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Only explanation I can think of is the home button extension cable coming from the screen is either damaged or the connector on the logic board for the home button is damaged.

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i resorted to activating assistive touch... well at least I have a brand new battery :/


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I would look for a tear in any of the cables. Specifically the Home Button to Logic Board cable that is with the LCD/Digitizer connector, and the front facing camera connector.

I also surely hope you've tried the good and faithful hard reset.

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Binh Tran will be eternally grateful.
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