Replace iphone home button: The home button on my iphone 6 plus stopped working, so I had to fit a new one. Unfortunately touchId won’t work any more but at least I’ll be able to open up my phone and see inside and also get a working button!
I ordered a replacement button from ebay for a couple of pounds (£3.50) and it arrived the next day! here are some photos of the process I took to replace iphone home button. I used the guide from ifixit to help
Starting out, you will need:
- a 3.6mm pentalobe screwdriver
- a PH000 screwdriver
- a screen remover suction cup thing
- a guitar plectrum or similar to prize open the screen from the casing
- an elastic band (or a hair band) to hold the screen at 90 degrees to the body
The above image shows the technique using the suction cup and plectrum to carefully prize the screen from the body after removing the two pentalope screws from the bottom of the phone body.
After the screen is carefully removed from the body, there are still a couple of ribbon cables that need to be disconnected. The recommended technique here is to use an elastic band (or a hairband as I did) to hold the screen perpendicular to the body against an old iPhone box.
Carefully removing the ribbon cables
The screen and body are now separated
Another view of the separated body and screen (still attached to the old iPhone box)
The old button is now removed, You can see the ribbon cable is broken. The steps to re-assemble are exactly the same as the steps to here, but reversed. After replacing the button, it now works. However, iTouch will never work on this phone again as the original fingerprint scanner is paired with the motherboard.