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iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement

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  1. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement, Pentalobe Screws: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Before disassembling your iPhone, discharge the battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.

    • Power off your iPhone before beginning disassembly.

    • Remove the two 3.6 mm-long P2 Pentalobe screws next to the Lightning connector.

  2. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement, Anti-Clamp instructions: step 2, image 1 of 3 iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement, Anti-Clamp instructions: step 2, image 2 of 3 iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement, Anti-Clamp instructions: step 2, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Anti-Clamp
    $24.95
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    • The next two steps demonstrate the Anti-Clamp, a tool we designed to make the opening procedure easier. If you aren't using the Anti-Clamp, skip down three steps for an alternate method.

    • For complete instructions on how to use the Anti-Clamp, check out this guide.

    • Pull the blue handle backwards to unlock the Anti-Clamp's arms.

    • Slide the arms over either the left or right edge of your iPhone.

    • Position the suction cups near the bottom edge of the iPhone just above the home button—one on the front, and one on the back.

    • Squeeze the cups together to apply suction to the desired area.

    • If you find that the surface of your iPhone is too slippery for the Anti-Clamp to hold onto, you can use tape to create a grippier surface.

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    • Pull the blue handle forwards to lock the arms.

    • Turn the handle clockwise 360 degrees or until the cups start to stretch.

    • Make sure the suction cups remain aligned with each other. If they begin to slip out of alignment, loosen the suction cups slightly and realign the arms.

    • Insert an opening pick under the screen when the Anti-Clamp creates a large enough gap.

    • If the Anti-Clamp doesn't create a sufficient gap, rotate the handle a quarter turn.

    • Don't crank more than a quarter turn at a time, and wait a few seconds between turns. Let the Anti-Clamp and time do the work for you.

    • Skip the next three steps.

  4. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement, Manual Opening Procedure: step 4, image 1 of 1
    Tool used on this step:
    Anti-Clamp
    $24.95
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    • If you don't have an Anti-Clamp, use a single suction cup to lift the front panel:

    • Press a suction cup onto the screen, just above the home button.

    • Be sure the cup is pressed securely onto the screen to get a tight seal.

    • If your display is badly cracked, covering it with a layer of clear packing tape may allow the suction cup to adhere. Alternatively, very strong tape may be used instead of the suction cup. If all else fails, you can superglue the suction cup to the broken screen.

  5. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • While holding the iPhone down with one hand, pull up on the suction cup to slightly separate the front panel assembly from the rear case.

    • Take your time and apply firm, constant force. The display assembly is a much tighter fit than most devices.

    • Using a plastic opening tool, begin to gently pry the rear case down, away from the display assembly, while continuing to pull up with the suction cup.

    • There are several clips holding the front panel assembly to the rear case, so you may need to use a combination of the suction cup and plastic opening tool to free the front panel assembly.

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    • Pull the plastic nub to release the vacuum seal on the suction cup.

    • Remove the suction cup from the display assembly.

  7. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement, Opening up the phone: step 7, image 1 of 3 iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement, Opening up the phone: step 7, image 2 of 3 iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement, Opening up the phone: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Open the iPhone by swinging the home button end of the front panel assembly away from the rear case, using the top of the phone as a hinge.

    • Several clips along the top edge of the front panel form a partial hinge.

    • During reassembly, align the clips just below the top edge of the rear case. Then, slide the front panel upward until its top edge is flush with that of the rear case.

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    • Open the display to about a 90º angle, and lean it against something to keep it propped up while you're working on the phone.

    • In a pinch, an unopened canned beverage works well for this.

    • Add a rubber band to keep the display securely in place while you work. This prevents undue strain on the display cables.

  9. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement, Removing the battery connector bracket screws: step 9, image 1 of 1
    Tool used on this step:
    Magnetic Project Mat
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    • Remove the following Phillips screws from the battery connector bracket:

    • One 2.2 mm screw

    • One 3.2 mm screw

    • During your repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from to avoid damaging your phone.

  10. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the metal battery connector bracket from the iPhone.

  11. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement, Disconnecting the battery connector: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board.

    • Take care to only pry up on the battery connector, and not the socket on the logic board. If you pry up on the logic board socket, you may break the connector entirely.

  12. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement, Removing the front panel assembly cable bracket screws: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following five Phillips screws securing the front panel assembly cable bracket:

    • Three 1.2 mm screws

    • One 1.7 mm screw

    • One 3.1 mm screw

    • Incorrect placement of these screws during reassembly will cause permanent damage to your iPhone's logic board.

  13. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the front panel assembly cable bracket from the logic board.

  14. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 2 iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • In the next four steps, take care to pry up only on the cable connectors, and not on their sockets on the logic board.

    • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the front-facing camera and sensor cable connector.

  15. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 2 iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the home button cable connector.

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    • Make sure the battery is disconnected before you disconnect or reconnect the cable in this step.

    • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the display data cable connector.

    • When reassembling your phone, the display data cable may pop off its connector. This can result in white lines or a blank screen when powering your phone back on. If that happens, simply reconnect the cable and power cycle your phone. The best way to power cycle your phone is to disconnect and reconnect the battery connector.

  17. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 2 iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the digitizer cable connector.

    • When reconnecting the digitizer cable, do not press the center of the connector. Press one end of the connector, then press the opposite end. Pressing in the center of the connector can bend the component and cause digitizer damage.

  18. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement, Separating front panel assembly and rear case: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the front panel assembly from the rear case.

  19. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement, LCD Shield Plate: step 19, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following Phillips screws from the earpiece speaker/front-facing camera bracket:

    • One 2.3 mm screw

    • One 3.0 mm screw

    • One 2.2 mm screw

  20. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 20, image 1 of 2 iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the earpiece speaker/front-facing camera bracket from the front panel.

  21. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 21, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 1.9 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the home button bracket.

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    • Remove the home button bracket from the front panel.

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    • Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the home button cable connector by pushing it up and away from the home button.

  24. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 24, image 1 of 3 iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 24, image 2 of 3 iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 24, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the following Phillips #00 screws securing the LCD shield plate to the front panel:

    • One 1.7 mm screw

    • Six 1.6 mm screws (three on each side)

  25. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 25, image 1 of 2 iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 25, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the front-facing camera end of the LCD shield plate up slightly.

    • Do not attempt to remove the shield plate entirely, it is still attached to the front panel via home button cable.

  26. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 26, image 1 of 3 iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 26, image 2 of 3 iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 26, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the point of a spudger behind the shield plate to gently lift the home button cable up off of the front panel.

    • If the cable doesn't peel away easily, use a little heat from an iOpener or hair dryer to soften the adhesive underneath.

    • Remove the LCD shield plate.

    • During reassembly, make sure to seat the home button connector on the shield behind the small indentation in the plastic.

  27. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 27, image 1 of 3 iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 27, image 2 of 3 iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 27, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
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    • Peel the black backing tape away from the home button cable.

    • You may need tweezers to start peeling, however the tape is brittle and it may be hard to complete the job with tweezers alone.

  28. iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 28, image 1 of 2 iPhone 6 Home Button Cable Replacement: step 28, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully peel the home button cable up off of the adhesive holding it to the LCD shield plate.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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22 Comments

does this repair will work with my error 53 on my itunes pleas tell me ???

xhemajl - Reply

If you had your LCD screen replaced, this is probably your problem. You MUST have your original button. If you have had your phone for less than a year, I would just bring it to Apple. Error 53 is a hardware problem. Check your phone usb and your computer before attempting this. Also, make sure that you have the most recent version of iTunes.

foulmouthedbird -

if the black backing tape tears or is damaged during replacement, will this affect functionality of the screen? if so what can you use to replace the black backing tape? i can't find it for sale anywhere.

alexiskf - Reply

Did you ever use a certain tape for replacing the flex cable? Im trying to fix mine but idk what type of tape i should use? Thank you

Mary -

If i change Home Button Cable, Can it Affect on my Sensor?

Faisal Joiya - Reply

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