iPhone 4S Home Button

$12.95

Product code: IF115-002

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iPhone 4S Home Button

$12.95

Product code: IF115-002

Product Overview

This part contains the home button, the rubber gasket and the metal insert on the back of the home button. It is a compete part.

If you need the home button ribbon cable, you can purchase it separately:

Home Button Ribbon Cable

Compatibility

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  • iPhone 4S

Product Details

$12.95 Black / New

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

$12.95 White / New

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

$4.95 Black / Used / A-Stock

 
 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

This used part will have minor cosmetic wear.

$4.95 White / Used / A-Stock

 
 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

This used part will have minor cosmetic wear.

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Compatibility

iPhone 4S
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

Home button kept spinning around in the hole

My Fix

It went well! Got lots of bits cleaned up and successfully replaced the home button with the new one, with good, new, adhesive.

My Advice

Take the time to do it well and enjoy the process.

My Problem

Broken face plate

Broken back and upper mic not working

My Fix

Time consuming and frustrating with dropping 1.5 mm screws. Otherwise good

My Advice

Yes

1. Tweezers. Need good sharp point tweezers

2. Dial calipers to measure screws as they come out

3. Post it notes to label screws and hold

4. Ground clip under camera needs to be positioned to contact the metar case under the mother pcbs and the groin on 4.5 mm post needs to hold down the upper antenna

My Problem

My wife's iPhone 4S had a shattered screen, a broken power button, and a battery that had seen better days.

My Fix

Repair was tedious, but not overly difficult. I was prepared for the adhesive to be more stubborn, but it wasn't. The hardest part was figuring out how to merge the two guides as both the display replacement and the power cable replacement require almost complete dis-assembly. I found that it was easiest to remove the old screen, then replace the power cable, and then install the new screen and finish the re-assembly.

My wife has a new iPhone 6, but we now have a working iPhone 4S we can use as an iPod for our kids to keep their grubby meathooks off the new shiny.

My Advice

I also found it easiest to take a long piece of drawing paper from my kid's stash (an IKEA roll) and tape to my table to provide a nice white surface to work on in case I dropped any screws. I also went through the entire list of directions and wrote down on the side any step numbers where screws were removed and, if required, the colors for each screw. That way when I removed them I already had a spot to tape them down and prevent them from getting mixed up.

My Problem

I dropped my iPhone in water. I was lucky and immediately got it out, but some water still got into the dock connector. The phone worked normally except that the battery life was cut in half and some odd ball problems like I couldn't turn the phone off; it would just constantly reboot.

My Fix

I replaced the home button, battery, and dock connector. The home button was a pain, but I took my time and got it done. The dock connector wasn't as bad, and I actually tried to do it in conjunction with the home button. Unfortunately I stripped one of the screws when removing the old connector, and I had to resort to Crazy Glueing a small driver to it (but it worked). Battery replacement was cake.

My Advice

Not really; take your time (pretty much the general rule when working on electronics). I think it was worth it though: my phone works like new, and at least for me, a 4S serves all my needs for now so I plan on using it for quite a while longer (at least until the "6S" is released sometime in the Fall of 2015).

My Problem

My iPhone hit hard concrete and the display shattered. I figured I'd change to white as well as throw in a new battery and a clear backing.

My Fix

The repair process to replace the screen can be rather slow. Sometimes I felt that the tools supplied were a little too big to fit in some of the tight spaces so that you can have the threads catch the holes, specifically the screws in the corner with the tabs. The Battery and backplate are easy for any one, it's the front that has complexity. The new battery really brought my iPhone back to a normal day without charging 2 times a day. The phone literally feels brand new and I couldn't be happier.

My Advice

Take it slow, and have a good place to store the screws, marking each one.

My Problem

Product arrived as promised and it did fix the problem until I tore the ribbon cable so I had to buy a replacement. OOps. I'm fixing this for a friend so he can give it to his little sister as a gift. I am learning how to put things and not put things together. I appreciate you guys getting the parts to me quickly. Hopefully I will get it right this time. I learned from the first repair.

Thanks

Dennis

My Fix

It went OK

My Advice

No advice.

My Problem

bad home button , bad docking port , bad battery and dialed random contacts by itself when charging.

Didn't want to buy a new phone or go on another 2yr contract. and having it repaired costs to much

My Fix

The repair went very easy , took a little over two hrs.

My Advice

take your time , and follow the direction's on this site . label the parts when taken apart . and you shouldn't have a problem !

gstanton's Story Photo #337746
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My Problem

My oldest daughter had a rash of bumble fingers. She must have dropped her iPhone 10 times. It was a mess. The battery wasn't charging at full capacity and the screen began losing pieces each day. I began the 3 1/2-hour task of repairing her iPhone. She fell asleep waiting for me to get done. She woke up with her ringtone going off.

My Fix

I knew going in to the repair would take some time. The guide says two hours, but I figured it would take me loner. Not only did I have to replace the screen but also the battery and home button.

The glued areas caused me some frustration and extra time to overcome. Persistence and patience are good virtues to own.

My Advice

Read the little notes with each step. I learned a lot by doing this and avoided what could of become many pitfalls as well as lost and broken pieces.

Using the iFixit magnetic project mat really helped. I placed and marked each tiny piece with each step and location. I bought the magnifying flip-up head glasses to help me see what was going on.

Make sure you have enough lighting and a small towel or washcloth to place your phone on. This really helped me keep the phone from sliding and pieces from moving around.

Assembling all the parts back together took less time. Kind of like filling your pickup takes more time than unloading it.

Remember these things are fragile. Using a soft hand is a must to prevent mishaps and broken items. If something is not working, take a break and come back to it. Do not force anything. There's a reason it's not working. Just try to figure out why and you'll be OK.

My Problem

Had a broken iPhone 4S that I was replacing the screen on. The first screen I got from Amazon was defective. So I purchased a higher quality one and believe me you don't want to take the 4S apart more than once (4 times).

My Fix

When I shipped the defective screen off I left the home button in it so I quickly came to ifixit. They were the only place I could find that had the home button available. The install went smooth, just a little hard to get it perfectly straight, but the quality was there.

My Advice

The iPhone 4S Screen Repair, to me, is one of the most difficult repairs that there is out there. I suppose it isn't as hard as it is time consuming. Use the ifixit.com magnet pad or tape those screws down, you don't want to lose them. Also don't ship your home button off! :D

Jack Langowski's Story Photo #235202

My Problem

My iPhone 4S dismounted from my bike when I ran over a rumble strip and it bounced into the travel lane where it was run over twice leaving me with a functioning device that had lost its screen protector and home button, which were torn off by the initial tire contact. The monster glass shattered into a mosaic of a few hundred pieces that still responded to my finger touches (with some 'cutting' complaints) and the underlying display was pretty much unaffected. Aside from the glass, the only anomalous behavior was the battery recharging. It still seemed to recharge, but with a declining maximum until it eventually (after about the 3rd recharge) wouldn't stay above 2%. I suspected that the battery was compromised from the crushing force and I was advised (after posting here) to stop recharging since I might find circuitry damage causing shorts that would only do more damage while plugged in.

My Fix

At first I thought since the screen/digitizer was sold as a separate part, I would be able to replace just that along with the home button since they LCD appeared unharmed (and it cost less), but I learned that it takes some specialized skill and probably requires specialized tooling as well to successfully replace just the glass bezel. So after that failed, I orderd a full bezel/LCD replacement, along with the home button (incl. gasket and metal insert) and a fresh battery. I simply followed the full breakdown and replaced the relevant parts.

One area that is tricky and bears mentioning, since this issue has occurred on more than one screen replacement (I've also fixed my daughter's 3GS broken screen), is the two ribbon connecters for the LCD/digitizer that thread through the the front side of the top panel to access the mainboard sockets mounted on the back side of the panel. It is easy to think that you've adequately pulled them through only to realize after you've tightened down (with 10 screws) the bezel/screen caddy, that there is a fold that leaves too little ribbon to seat the connector.

My Advice

I dare say that among today's consumer-grade smartphones only the iPhone could have been resuscitated from such an assault. Only its metal frame provides the kind of strength and ruggedness to withstand 4 tons of crushing force and live to eventually tell the tale.

 

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