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09-04-2011, 03:28 AM #1
iPhone 3GS home button not working, even w/ new flex and dock
A friend had a 3GS with a non-functioning home button. (1) tested the flex prongs to make sure they were contacting the dock [ fail ] (2) replaced the home button flex cable [ fail ] (3) replaced the dock module [ fail ] (4) reset all settings [ fail ] (5) complete restore from itunes [ fail ] (6) another dock [ fail ] (7) dropped mobo into tested and working 3GS chassis [ fail ].
This is one of the cleanest and most pristine 32gb 3GS's I've ever seen. No signs of external damage, water, filth... anything. The unit did not appear that it had ever been opened. Home button functionality is non-existent. Friend was not the original owner. Mysterious...
09-04-2011, 04:13 AM #2
Jailbreak it and use activator
09-06-2011, 12:42 AM #3
Sounds to me like a faulty logic board
09-06-2011, 10:08 PM #4
oddly enough i had this same problem recently and i fixed it by replacing the actual bezel that holds the digi and lcd and home button. sounds crazy but worked lol hope this helps if not im with cowboy faulty logic board for sure
09-06-2011, 10:37 PM #5
Was there to much space between the bezel and the dock? You may need to stretch the prongs out a bit more than stock
09-06-2011, 10:56 PM #6
09-06-2011, 11:01 PM #7
Yeah thats what i am going to go with. Weird problem man
09-06-2011, 11:11 PM #8
Yea that's a nightmare man....weird bug you got there