iPhone 4 Home Button Assembly

$9.95

Product code: IF182-017

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iPhone 4 Home Button Assembly

$9.95

Product code: IF182-017

Product Overview

Repair a sticky or nonfunctional home button.

  • One of the most common iPhone 4 repairs: replace a nonresponsive, sticky, or jammed-in home button.
  • Replacement home button is compatible with any iPhone 4 (Verizon or AT&T).

There may be a thin protective film covering a new home button. This can be removed with a spudger or fingernail.

Home button contacts may appear to be reversed but the part works either way.

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • All iPhone 4 models (Not 4S)

Product Details

$9.95 New / Black

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

You may receive a part with the gold contacts on the opposite side of the ribbon cable. The button will still work.

$9.95 New / White

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

You may receive a part with the gold contacts on the opposite side of the ribbon cable. The button will still work.

$4.95 Used / Black

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Notes:

This is a used OEM part.

$4.95 Used / White

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Notes:

This is a used OEM part.

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Install Videos

 

Replacement Guides

iPhone 4

Difficulty: Difficult

iPhone 4 Verizon

Difficulty: Difficult

 

Product Details

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The iPhone 4 has miraculously few moving parts. A benefit of almost exclusively operating from a touchscreen. The front of the device only has a single button, but like all buttons, it is subject to failure.

Lots of failure apparently. A stuck or sticky Home Button is the third most common failure on an iPhone, behind a dead battery and a broken panel. Thankfully, there is no reason to deal with a stubborn button. You can replace your home button cheaply and easily.

 

Compatibility

iPhone 4
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
iPhone 4 Verizon
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

Battery was spent. Time for a new one.

My Fix

YouTube repair video was clear and concise.

Unlike many of the complaints from other sellers, the tools ARE the appropriate ones. They fit. Removal was easy and straightforward.

The whole repair took only 10 minutes.

Thus far the new battery holds a charge and is working well.

My Advice

Be ware, as is indicated in the video, the old battery may be difficult to free from the adhesive behind. Use caution when prying out the old battery not to damage the adjacent components when leveraging against them.

My Problem

power level @<20%, and when switching from cellular to WiFi connection, phone shuts down

My Fix

was a breeze, took 10'

My Advice

be careful to slide out gold tabbed pressure connector after taking out two battery connector screws

My Problem

The button was pressing itself without touching it erratically

My Fix

Thanks to the good instructions on iFixit the repair went smooth and easy.

My Advice

The button seems to be the weak part of the iPhone 4. I had to replace it after 2 years of use. It had a very similar issue: one was that it “pressed” itself all the time, the other was that it was unable to press it.

Also the advise on step 30 is very important. But it has a typo in it: It says: “If the digitizer cable has not been installed incorrectly” instead of “If the digitizer cable has been installed incorrectly” (without the “not”).

Also, often it is easier to use your fingernails than the plastic instrument (iFixit’s spudger, which broke very soon apart, by the way).

Also, in step 24 it would be better to advice not to loosen the screws completely rather than to just say that it’s possible to do so. If removed completely it is much harder to put the screws back. I found it very easy to reassemble when the screws were just loosened.

My Problem

I was crazy about not being able to use the home button, running out of battery and not being able to sync nor properly charge my phone.

My Fix

the repair took me a while, but in the end everything went swell.

My Advice

Make sure that when replacing the home button, by the time you get to separate the screen from the body of the phone there's some stubborn glue right over the home button area. You might think you are missing a screw in there, but just be patient and work it nice and smooth and eventually you'll be able to tackle that glued portion surrounding the home button.

My Problem

The Home Button had become unresponsive. I was wearing down my index finger pounding away at it.

My Fix

I followed the steps in the printed guide and it went smoothly except I had to re-open the patient because I had not properly re-attached the antennae lead. With this repair and the new battery I put a few weeks ago I have anew IPhone 4!

My Advice

I found having a bench mounted magnifying glass a big help and take great care when removing the many screws so that you can put them back as you found them i.e. the right size screw in the right hole.

My Problem

Dropped phone caused front screen not to function--it still had touchscreen ability, but you could not see anything!

My Fix

Took longer than the one hour that was indicated, probably 2x that. In the end, everything is working like new!

My Advice

The repair toolkit was worth getting. Stay organized by either taping the screws to a printout of the directions, or use cups of some sort to separate the screws and pieces from each step.

My Problem

I accidentally knocked over my unprotected iPhone 4 (yes, I still use the iPhone 4). It dropped about 3 feet and landed on ceramic tiles. The entire front screen was shattered. It was still responsive, but I'd just be gliding my thumb over shattered glass. Also, my home button had been unresponsive for several months now - out of the blue.

My Fix

The repair was straightforward with the guides. My phone looks brand-spanking-new again, but It took me over 2 hours because I wanted to be careful with every step.

My Advice

Regarding the home button: the repair guide stated that the home button may have a piece of plastic that needed to be peeled off. I thought there was a piece of plastic stuck to the underside of the home button, however LEAVE THAT THERE! Also, a complimentary plastic tray to organize the screws, and the inclusion of tweezers would've been nice. Overall, would purchase again!

My Problem

I fixed the home button speaker disclosure wifi antenna cellular antenna vibrator.

My Fix

Was pretty easy not to bad on time just not so steady hands Why I took awhile but got it done.

My Advice

No advice

My Problem

The home button was unresponsive and after 6 months of AssistiveTouch, I was fed up!

My Fix

Let me first say that the repair was successful without any hiccups.

However, I was NOT prepared for the gruelling 2 hours that this repair took. This experience is a brilliant test of patience; you may discover some things about yourself!

The instructions were thorough and exact, but there's no set of instructions that can make this process easy. Don't pretend you're a tech wizard and internally say "I got this" as you order. Heed the warnings on the page; this repair is DIFFICULT and TIME CONSUMING.

The new home button is as good as new. It gives a crisp click and commands your current app to minimise as smoothly as the sun sets (but way faster).

My Advice

1. Get yourself a piece of A4 paper and section off and label each set of screws and parts: keep them together and in order! (THERE ARE A CRAP LOAD OF SCREWS, AND MOST ARE OF VARYING SIZES)

2. Persist. Be strong my friend, you can do this. If you feel like giving up and throwing your phone out the window, plough on. If you feel like crying, plough on. Soon your home button will be as good as new.

My Problem

The volume button and mute switch did not work, after a fall

My Fix

I replaced the ribbon cable that linked them to the motherboard

My Advice

Bring a lamp with magnifying glass

 

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