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The home button's ribbon cable is very fragile. If it gets damaged, or if the home button has to be replaced, Touch ID will no longer function.

Use an iOpener, heat gun, or hair dryer to soften the adhesive under the cable before you pry it up.

Starting from the ZIF connector, use the blade on a halberd spudger or the edge of an opening pick to separate the home button cable from the adhesive holding it in place. Stop when you reach the home button.

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