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My homepage button doesn't work?

Why doesn't my homepage button work when i press it?

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Hi, I do a lot of iPod Touch repair and have seen some amateur repairs that did more damage than fix. Now, you may be a skillful guy but speaking for myself I did a lot of trial and error before I found a good technique to take off the touch screen and remove the glass from the frame without damaging it. I suggest you buy a complete front panel assembly which includes the home button. It will cost you anywhere from $12-69 and will fix your problem - the broken home button.

Saying there is a click sound I suspect there may be little contact between the frame bottom and the logic board. Look at the small gold colored spring on the main board to the right of where the home button sits. You could gently lift up the spring to make sure there is contact with the bottom part of the screen (home button). But I would be extremely cautious bending this part as if you brake it you are lost. You could probably see yourself if it seems pushed down too much to make contact.

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A common problem with ipod touch HOME button is the metal clicker located underneath the plastic button it self, it is held in place by a piece of tape.

If your HOME button is "pushed IN" or stuck and you can't feel it "click", probabbly you will have to replace it.

One thing you have to do also is to check if your ipod touch is really working well (except the button).

Once you remove the touch glass, touch the two golden-bright metal plates located on the lower part of the circuit board, using a paper clip or small players.

If that works, then you have to fix the button, but if thath "doesn't" work THEN YOU HAVE A BIG PROBLEM with the ipod touch mother board.

Note: be CAREFULL removing the touch glass, there's a flex cable located on the upper left corner, remove the glass very slow and free the connector first before pulling out the glass out completely.

Hope this helps :)

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Thank you so much for your help, but it clicks when pressing it, it just doesn't respond to it. So when you press the button it feels and sounds like normal, but nothing happens to the screen. if that makes sense,


Like cancunraff I would check if shorting the the home button contacts with a paper clip. If that works like pressing your home button your home button is not working. I have had home buttons for iPod Touch and iPhones that really click, still they do not work. And if shorting the contacts does not work it seems more logic board related.


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