iPhone 5 Home Button Ribbon Cable

$14.95

Product code: IF118-006
Apple Part #: 821-1474-A, 821-1474

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iPhone 5 Home Button Ribbon Cable

$14.95

Product code: IF118-006
Apple Part #: 821-1474-A, 821-1474

Product Overview

Fix that broken home button!

  • If your home button has no clicking action to it, this is most likely the problem.
  • This part does not include the colored, plastic home button itself. We do sell the actual home button too.

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • All iPhone 5 Models (Not iPhone 5s or 5c)

Product Details

$14.95 New

 

Condition:

New

$9.95 A-Stock

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Notes:

This is a used OEM part.

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Compatibility

iPhone 5
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

The home button wouldn't recognize a press unless I used a lot of force. I was afraid I would break it even beyond repair if I didn't fix it.

My Fix

The repair went really well - I timed myself, and the whole thing took around 33 mins. The home button now works great, and requires very little effort to press.

My Advice

I watched the video before starting, which was probably the best thing I could have done. It helped me understand the step by step instructions even better.

The screws are tiny! Place them somewhere with high contrast or on a magnet where you can find them easily. They also may require a little extra force to come loose, so put a little weight into it.

My Problem

The screen on my iphone 5 had gone dead. Except for the home-button-bracket (which was in perfect condition), I decided it would be better to effect a complete replacement of the entire screen assembly. While I was at it, I figured it also would be a good idea to replace the battery.

My Fix

The repair itself went -- everything went off without a hitch, and all works properly. However, there are two maters that require addressing:

1. The covering of the LCD (what most people would call "the screen") has a "loose spot" where it clearly is not attached properly to the LCD. The result of this is that the "loose spot" moves visibly up and down (and makes a clicking sound) when that portion of the covering is pressed. (Side note: I am not entirely certain that the covering of the LCD actually is made of gorilla glass -- I have reason to believe it is made of some type of plastic.)

2. Despite being new, the battery yields talk-time of only between five and six hours. This is the second time I have replaced the battery on this phone (the first time, the battery also was ordered through ifixit), and the first time I did so, the new battery yielded talk-time of around eight hours. The vast discrepancy in quality between the two leads me to believe that there is little in the way of quality control or standards regarding the supplier for ifixit.... and they really need to fixit.

My Advice

Although I was able to attach the home-button-ribbon-cable with just my fingers, it would have been easier with tweezers.

I did not take photos of the process.... just picture an iphone 5, and you will know how everything turned out.

My Problem

Battery and home button not working.

My Fix

It was very easy. It took 30 minutes.

My Advice

The screws are very tiny.

My Problem

I started having issues with iphone5. When I pressed power/ lock button it took the screen shot and then hung up. It also restarted automatically after that. Initially I thought it was something to do with software so I reset phone completely and reinstalled from backup, but issue still existed. I found out that most likely it was an issue with home button, or home button cable.

My Fix

I ordered parts and tool kits from ifixit.com. followed the video and instructions closely. I had hard time taking glass screen off from the base but finally got it out. I also had issues with taking two contact points out from home button cable and ended up damaging one of the contact points while taking old cable out. (Luckily had replacement cable). I also found out that contact points for home button were not aligned correctly and not sure if I had messed them up when i tried to open top glass.

Once I fix all of these parts, I thought I had solved the issue. Its worked fine for few minutes but then started to show same problems. So i did more search and found out that it could be issues with two contact points (gold plated prongs) in phone. I spend the phone gain and realigned them again to make sure they look similar to as shows in some pictures from ifixit.com. So far its been working fine.

My Advice

yes, I think you should mention about these two contact points on iPhone that touches the home button ribbon cable. If they are messed up then even with new parts issues still exists.

Also, one of the videos on your website shows that these contact points get misaligned while trying to open top glass cover. I am attaching pictures of misaligned contact points from your website and correctly aligned contact points.

My Problem

Home button fell off

My Fix

Repair went well

My Advice

Make sure home button ribbon is not missing spring

My Problem

My home button on my iPhone 5 completely broke off. I was unable to use the device after.

My Fix

The repair went smoothly. It's truly amazing what can be accomplished when you have the right tools for the job. "ifixit" provided everything I needed to get the home button replaced and I did it in the comfort of my own home.

My Advice

My advice would be to get the right tools the first time and save yourself the hassle and frustration. Getting the job done right with no hiccups is key and very rewarding.

My Problem

home button fell off the iPhone

My Fix

It took about an hour and the phone is now like new.

My Advice

Be very careful with the 5 extremely small screws.

It might be simpler to not unscrew the 3 screws on the bottom part and not to separate the top part of the iPhone from the bottom. The top part could be placed face down and then secure the bottom part at about 75 degrees vertically. Then you would need to only remove the two very small screws securing the button and ribbon.

My Problem

A phone that won't turn off isn't as cool as it sounds...Are you kidding, apple wanted hundreds...

My Fix

Easy

My Advice

Take it slow, keep organised

My Problem

My iPhone battery life and charging were erratic and no amount of troubleshooting helped, also my Home button needed excessive pressure to function. I'm only 6 months from being eligible for a hardware upgrade and Apple wanted too much to repair, this was the most affordable option.

My Fix

I ordered the battery replacement kit which included all the tools needed to do the job. The kit arrived in 3 days which was great and I have no complaints about the price. Replaced the battery and home button ribbon cable in less than an hour, everything works, but when trying to separate the front frame from the back case I mistakenly lifted the glass off the front frame. Now there is a white fog over the entire display. I don't blame the iFixit guide, it was my mistake, one of the chances I took trying to do it myself. At least now the phone works even, if not perfect. Maybe my story will help others have better success. Knowing what I do now I would definitely do it again.

My Advice

  • Have a quiet place to work with no distractions and allow plenty of time.

1) I used a loop duct tape on the back of the phone to hold it down while lifting the glass. It was either that or you really need a second set of hands to hold it so you can control the amount of lifting force while using the suction cup and plastic pry tool.

2) Really focus on where the seam is between the frame and back case, don't get between the glass and frame like I did.

3) Other users have said not to do steps 6-9 on battery replacement, I didn't and it went very smooth. I also used a hair dryer to warm the battery and it does help to loosen the adhesive holding to it place.

4) When reinstalling the front frame, start at the top of the phone and pay special attention to the thin metal tabs on the top of the frame, they need to align into the back case to ensure a perfect fit or the glass won't lay flush on the top edge.

My Problem

Faulty home button or ribbon cable

My Fix

I have been using my iPhone with a faulty home button or ribbon cable for so long I can't remember. It came to the point a month ago where the button didn't work at all. So I had to assign the optional assistive touch button to access or close apps and that drove me insane. Enough is enough I finally threw in the towel and got online to see if there was a fix and sure enough iFixit popped up. I thought why the !&&* not. The video and step by step guide seemed simple enough and they even had the right tools. So I placed my order which arrived within a week. Not too bad. Following the video and step by step guide as I thought was easy enough and though the screws were so tiny having the right tools for the job made things quite easy. The only thing I think I did wrong was apply to much force when lifting the front panel off the backing case with the suction cup which came right off without needing to pry the two apart with the tools. Luckily I didn't damage anything. I replaced both the ribbon cable and the button as I wasn't sure which was faulty. Putting things back was fairly simple as well and my phone powered up without any issues. Freakin awesome. Thank you iFixit I am so happy.

My Advice

My advice is don't wait too long to fix your device. I had to use the assistive touch button for so long that now even though with the new home button in place, out of habit I still look for that damned assistive touch button.