Revamped version of the iPhone 3G with faster processing speeds. Repair of this device is similar to the 3G, and requires simple screwdrivers and prying tools. Model A1303 / 16 or 32 GB capacity / black or white plastic back.

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How to replace Home button flex cable

Does anyone know how to repair the flex cable for the home button. One of the spring-loaded contacts broke which I fixed with a spot of solder and a small metal prong. However I am banking it won't last forever so would like to replace the flex cable at some point.

The bit I need to replace is this

I am guessing I'll need to get the plastic button out then insert this through the hole in the top case, but how does the home button pop out?

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The home button is held in by the glass digitizer - there are tabs on the left and right sides of the button.

This picture has a pretty good view:

So, if you need to replace the home button itself, you are going to have to remove the digitizer, and will need these to adhere it back in place:

iPhone 3G and 3GS Front Panel Adhesive Strips

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