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How to replace Home button in iPhone 4/4S

How to replace Home button in iPhone 4/4S
How to replace Home button in iPhone 4/4S
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In order to replace the button you have to disassemble almost the entire phone.

Step 1. Switch to silent mode:

Switch to silent mode

Step 2. Remove the pentalobe screws from the bottom end of the phone:

Remove the pentalobe screws from the bottom end of the phone

Step 3. Remove the cover by pushing it forward:

Remove the cover by pushing it forward

Step 4. Gently remove the back cover from the cellphone body:

Gently remove the back cover from the cellphone body

Step 5. Remove the screw by the lower left corner of the battery:

Remove the screw by the lower left corner of the battery

Step 6. Using plastic instrument, remove the battery from the cellphone body:

Using plastic instrument, remove the battery from the cellphone body

Step 7. Pull the strip to recover the battery:

Pull the strip to recover the battery

Step 8. Next in line is the SIM card, remove it using a paper clip, included with the phone box:

Next in line is the SIM card, remove it using a paper clip, included with the phone box

Step 9. Remove 2 screws located in the middle left from the battery:

Remove 2 screws located in the middle left from the battery

Step 10. Using plastic instrument, force open the flat cables on the left:

Using plastic instrument, force open the flat cables on the left

Step 11. Now, carefully remove the cable:

Now, carefully remove the cable

Step 12. Using the same instrument open the cap at the base of the flat cable:

Using the same instrument open the cap at the base of the flat cable

Step 13. Remove the screw in the lower left corner of the phone:

Remove the screw in the lower left corner of the phone

Step 14. Remove the cap located in the top part of the phone:

Remove the cap located in the top part of the phone

Step 15. And one more, but gently:

And one more, but gently

Step 16. Remove white protective rivet:

Remove white protective rivet

Step 17. Take off the insulation from boards and contacts:

Take off the insulation from boards and contacts

Step 18. We see a bolt that needs to be unscrewed/removed:

We see a bolt that needs to be unscrewed/removed

Step 19. Remove the side board:

Remove the side board

Step 20. In the upper right corner of the phone (when viewed from the rear side) we unscrew the bolt:

In the upper right corner of the phone (when viewed from the rear side) we unscrew the bolt

Step 21. Remove the bottom cap:

Remove the bottom cap

Step 22. Remove the screws shown in the photo:

Remove the screws shown in the photo

Step 23. Now, remove the screws that secure the antenna to the phone:

Now, remove the screws that secure the antenna to the phone

Step 24. Time to remove the corner screws:

Time to remove the corner screws

Step 25. And another one in the other corner:

And another one in the other corner

Step 26. Remove side screws on the other side:

Remove side screws on the other side

Step 27. Remove the front bezel starting from the upper right corner:

Remove the front bezel starting from the upper right corner

Step 28. Disconnect the bezel from the body with a smooth but firm motion:

Disconnect the bezel from the body with a smooth but firm motion

Step 29. So we are holding a phone or, at least, what's left of it:

So we are holding a phone or, at least, what's left of it

Step 30. Now all you have to do is to disconnect the Home button, start the process from the back side of the phone:

Now all you have to do is to disconnect the Home button, start the process from the back side of the phone

Step 31. Using tweezers disconnect the button on the rear side of the phone:

Using tweezers disconnect the button on the rear side of the phone

Step 32. That's it, the button is in your grasp:

That's it, the button is in your grasp

To replace this junk with a new button and reassemble the phone back - follow all the steps in the reverse order.



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