1. dariowales's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I'm new to this and this is my first post,

    I have previously repaired iphone 4/4s but today attempted my first 5.

    The screen change has gone well everything seems to be working apart from the home button.
    I am gettin absolutely no response from this.

    I was very gentle whilst removing and then reusing / replacing the flex cable and there are no visual damage to it but do you think this is the main problem? The physical button works fine feels right and clicks when pressed however I got a feel the problem is the flex cable!
    Does any one else have any thoughts? I have ordered a replacement to try tomorrow! But I'm worried now as there is no visual damage to it and I'm not getting any response!
    Thanks for your time any help will be very much appreciated

    Dario
    04-07-2014 10:47 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I recommend that you retrace your steps, and use the tutorial via the following link as a guide.

    How to replace a cracked screen on an iPhone 5 | iMore
    04-07-2014 11:00 AM
  3. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I'm new to this and this is my first post,

    I have previously repaired iphone 4/4s but today attempted my first 5.

    The screen change has gone well everything seems to be working apart from the home button.
    I am gettin absolutely no response from this.

    I was very gentle whilst removing and then reusing / replacing the flex cable and there are no visual damage to it but do you think this is the main problem? The physical button works fine feels right and clicks when pressed however I got a feel the problem is the flex cable!
    Does any one else have any thoughts? I have ordered a replacement to try tomorrow! But I'm worried now as there is no visual damage to it and I'm not getting any response!
    Thanks for your time any help will be very much appreciated

    Dario
    Look at the area by the contacts (the ones you had to pry up) — this is typically the area people tear. Even if there is the tiniest fracture in the cable, it can cause the Home button to stop functioning. It's also possible that it isn't centered correctly and the two points aren't making contact with the dock connector. Be sure that isn't the case. You can tell where they line up on the dock when the screen is down.

    Also be sure the screen is fully snapped in on the bottom. If it isn't it can cause it not to make contact, therefore not work. There is also a metal contact on the back of the Home button itself, be sure that is still in tact. i've seen it fall off before.

    There are a few things to check. if those all seem to be okay - the cable most likely has a tiny tear in it from removal that you aren't seeing. You can order a flex cable via the link in the article, they are super cheap.
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    04-07-2014 11:06 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Look at the area by the contacts (the ones you had to pry up) — this is typically the area people tear. Even if there is the tiniest fracture in the cable, it can cause the Home button to stop functioning. It's also possible that it isn't centered correctly and the two points aren't making contact with the dock connector. Be sure that isn't the case. You can tell where they line up on the dock when the screen is down.

    Also be sure the screen is fully snapped in on the bottom. If it isn't it can cause it not to make contact, therefore not work. There is also a metal contact on the back of the Home button itself, be sure that is still in tact. i've seen it fall off before.

    There are a few things to check. if those all seem to be okay - the cable most likely has a tiny tear in it from removal that you aren't seeing. You can order a flex cable via the link in the article, they are super cheap.
    Thank you, Allyson...
    04-07-2014 11:09 AM
  5. dariowales's Avatar
    Wow thank you ally ! Appreciate the very quick and very helpful response! I will be sure to check all these possibilities later on!
    I've got a feeling it's going to be the flex cable although it did look intact. Very possible it's a small fracture! I will let you know how it goes. Thank you very much
    04-07-2014 11:28 AM
  6. dariowales's Avatar
    Look at the area by the contacts (the ones you had to pry up) — this is typically the area people tear. Even if there is the tiniest fracture in the cable, it can cause the Home button to stop functioning. It's also possible that it isn't centered correctly and the two points aren't making contact with the dock connector. Be sure that isn't the case. You can tell where they line up on the dock when the screen is down.

    Also be sure the screen is fully snapped in on the bottom. If it isn't it can cause it not to make contact, therefore not work. There is also a metal contact on the back of the Home button itself, be sure that is still in tact. i've seen it fall off before.

    There are a few things to check. if those all seem to be okay - the cable most likely has a tiny tear in it from removal that you aren't seeing. You can order a flex cable via the link in the article, they are super cheap.
    Replaced the home button cable flex and is now working perfect. Thanks Ally!!
    04-17-2014 07:00 AM
  7. kataran's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore

    We are happy that you was able to get the help you needed
    04-17-2014 07:58 AM

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