Fourth generation iPhone. Repair is straightforward, but the front glass and LCD must be replaced as a unit. GSM / 8, 16, or 32 GB capacity / Model A1332 / Black and White.

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Why is the Home Button loose after screen replacement?

I purchased the front panel replacement recently from ifixit, and last night I had a chance to replace my shattered screen (*tear*). Anyways I get done with the entire process and when I turn around my phone to admire my new shiny screen, I notice the home button is loose! I'm not sure if loose is the correct word but it seems as if it's deflated? If you tap it with the edge of your nail it will rock back and forth like a see-saw. The button overall still works, but this is super annoying.

My question, could it be something I missed during reassembly? And if so does anybody have an idea what it could have been? I looked at the comments on the guide and no one is mentioning this issue.

A second thought, this display seems thicker compared to my last display, but I haven't confirmed this yet. I received my phone on its release so I'm curious if something has changed in the parts since then.

I know a tear down is imminent, but I don't want to go down that road without knowing what to fix, or a suitable hack I could try to make it better.

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Yes sir, a teardown is indeed imminent. Sometimes when you replace the digitiser assembly the home button is not lodged correctly. Easy fix. All you need to do is take off the screen and make sure the home button is secure before you tighten it back up.

This exact issue has happened to me many times before i eventually started to test the home button before i actually replaced the screws.

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I had the same problem. Discovered after taking if apart several times I had s longer screen holding the plate in. It needs two short screws. Solved my loose button problem. Good luck.

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Same problem here. Its ridiculous. They won't sell the screen with the home button even if you ask them to. And this pretty much always happens with the 4S.

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I sent my cracked screen to a local shop to get repaired but they have broken the home button! I'm thinking of asking the shop guys to repair it, as they were the ones who broke it. But I'm not sure that I have a guarantee

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I just replaced my screen/lcd on a 5c and my home button is still working but slightly loose.. Just took it back apart and tried to resecure the button but didn't seem to make a difference. May have to reglue around it?

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mines is loose and screen still loose

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