iphone 7 and 7 plus home button repair solution

iphone 7 and 7 plus home button repair solution

iphone 7 and 7 plus home button repair solution

iphone 7 and 7 plus home button repair solution

It is not a good news for DIY repairers or in general common repair shops that iphone 7 and 7 plus home button repair solution is not available to them. Back in 2013 when the iphone 5s was released with touch id and on later models of iphone upto 6s if the home button is damaged you can still replace the home button only the touch id will not work but taking back to menu or home still works normally. But on iphone 7 and 7 plus if original home button is damaged or goes unresponsive during lcd replacement it will not work at all. That means no touch id or no click or going back to previous menu. The iphone repair shops technicians those were used to replace home button just clipping in new one are out of this repair now. The reason behind iphone 7 and 7 plus home button not replaceable with another one because it has a software lock where the U10 ic on the home button itself which communicate to processor or apple server. Read some question and answers here 

why iphone 7 and 7 plus home button does not work after screen replacement?

So far we have find two types or faults on iphone 7 home button stops working after screen replacement. Number one is the damage on the bent part of the cable by connectors. See in the below picture

iphone 7 and 7 plus home button repair solution

iphone 7 and 7 plus home button repair solution

This damages the lines from iphone 7 home button to the connectors and it stops working. this can be repaired at out workshop AppleFix hamilton at 85/a victoria street. These broken lines to repairs need micro soldering skills. see below picture repair on same kind of damage.

iphone 7 and 7 plus home button repair solution

iphone 7 and 7 plus home button repair solution

Second type of repair which we have done successfully is replacing U10 ic on the home button assembly. The way back communication to the processor or logic board from iphone 7 and 7 plus home button is controlled by u10 ic which is mounted on the home button assembly. This ic is not easy to replace as it is mounted on to the flex cable not on hard pcb. To remove u10 ic from home button we use a special tool see below picture.

iphone 7 and 7 plus home button repair solution

iphone 7 and 7 plus home button repair solution

Because iphone 7 plus home button u10 ic is mounted on flex cable this tools allow us to heat the iphone 7 home button cable sitting on the mould and then we can heat it from underneath with solder gun

iphone 7 and 7 plus home button repair solution

iphone 7 and 7 plus home button repair solution

Once right temperature is reached removing u10 ic from iphone 7 home button is quite delicate. But using right tools and skills ic can be removed successfully.

iphone 7 and 7 plus home button repair solution

iphone 7 and 7 plus home button repair solution

This is definitely not a DIY repair. You need proper tools and professional skills. If you are a repair shop or individual and looking for  iphone 7 or 7 plus home button repair solution you can mail your device 

iphone 7 and 7 plus home button repair solution

iphone 7 and 7 plus home button repair solution

Why apple has decided to limit the iphone 7 or 7 plus button replacement by independent repair shop? and made it software controlled is most probably make the repair harder for independent repair shop but we this inreturn they make it harder for their own customer to avoid iphones if the repair is difficult or can only be done by apple. bring any of your iphone to applefix for a fast and professional repair or call 078394188

 

 


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