1. iphonepaine's Avatar
    My 1g phone fell out of my pocket and now the home button is completely unresponsive. Everything else works except for the home button. Also I received a phore call and the person could barely hear me. I had to scream into the phone.

    I docked the phone and reinstalled the software. Nothing has worked and the phone is not jailbroken.

    It is an origional and not under warranty. Can anyone recommend what I can do to fix this?
    02-17-2009 04:43 PM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    Probably not much you could do. Sounds like a hardware issue. You could buy the parts yourself or you can have Apple fix it for a charge.
    02-17-2009 04:55 PM
  3. iphonepaine's Avatar
    Have any clue what parts I would need? I have tried to find an instruction video, as I think it might be the docking cable that ties to the home button, but I don't know as I have never taken one apart.
    02-17-2009 04:59 PM
  4. Jeremy's Avatar
    No idea, but here is a site that sells parts. Like I mentioned you may be better off just paying Apple to fix it. Or use that money to upgrade to a 3G.
    02-17-2009 05:30 PM
  5. iphonepaine's Avatar
    Well, that's the main issue. I already upgraded because I travel a lot and could not be without a phone. But mostly it was the pushover to upgrade. However, I want to get this fixed and give to my wife. Does anyone know a way I can fix this or diagnose the problem?
    02-17-2009 07:07 PM
  6. melwan's Avatar
    Check this site. They sell a replacement Home Button (currently out of stock though, but I saw a few cheap ones on ebay) and if you scroll to the bottom, they have a video on how to open it and replace it.

    I would recommend that you watch the video. If you are comfortable doing this, then get the part from ebay (or any other site that sells them - just make sure it's from the 2G not 3G) and replace it yourself. If you don't feel comfortable doing this, I recommend that you let Apple handle it. There are few sites that offer mail-in iPhone service, but to be honest, I don't trust them. Stick with Apple if you don't want to do it yourself.

    I hope this is helpful.
    02-17-2009 07:56 PM
  7. Jeremy's Avatar
    Sounds like there is more of a problem than just the home button if you are having volume issues.
    02-17-2009 08:01 PM
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