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Touch ID works but home button doesn't after repair.

Exactly as it says. I replaced the screen, and now the home button "click" doesn't work. It displays a message saying "the home button might need repaired" and brings up assistive touch. However, the Touch ID works, so I don't think it has anything to do with the screen. I have completely reset the phone in DFU mode, no luck. Any advice would be appreciated.

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There is an IC on the HB flex that is very fragile. It is called U10 or the Turtle IC. It is a micro-BGA IC and the solder balls can be damaged/cracked when removing or manipulating the HB flex. This IC is there specifically for the "click" functions. It can be replaced but this is a micro-soldering repair...on a flex cable to0...and is not a DIY repair.

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Minho is most likely correct, and I believe the people at may be able to fix it. They specialize in those repairs, but its definitely not cheap.


It's a pretty standard repair, most experienced shops can do it, myself included.


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