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Introducción

This guide is to remove and replace the chip responsible for touch ID on the home button. This guide requires microsoldering and may not restore function to a new home button. This guide is extremely difficult and requires specific tools and equipment.

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    • In this tutorial you will learn about fixing the home button in an iPhone 7. To find out more about iPhone repair and more check my other guides!

Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Alex Sander

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Do you have clear instructions and tools how to do it

Abbigail huari - Contestar

So do you need to move the chip to replace the home button?

Dylan McGarrity - Contestar

You need to reball or replace the chip to repair Touch ID.

Alex Sander -

If the home button or its flex cable is broken then it's completely shot, short of taking it to an Apple store for a replacement.

On the other hand, it could also be caused by the home button's extension flex cable running through the back of the lcd, and/or a damaged camera/speaker flex cable on top. So make sure to check all those out carefully before resorting to the Apple store.

After reading through a lot of suggestions, here's one which sounded interesting to me. Low and behold, this solution has actually worked!! I have removed that single screw completely, restarted the phone, and the home button started working perfectly.

05/31/2017 by screensaviors

I loosened the screw behind the center of the home button (holding it to the metal bracket), and it magically works now. This may not fix a lot of them, but it worked for me. I was just tightening that screw snug, but must have been too snug.

billa.4you - Contestar

Very good points, it will certainly help people to resolve some of their problems, thanks for sharing your experience!

Alex Sander -

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