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Thread: iPhone 3GS home button not working, even w/ new flex and dock

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    Default 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...

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    Jailbreak it and use activator

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    Sounds to me like a faulty logic board
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    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

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    Was there to much space between the bezel and the dock? You may need to stretch the prongs out a bit more than stock
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy View Post
    Was there to much space between the bezel and the dock? You may need to stretch the prongs out a bit more than stock
    Yes. Tried to bend the prongs to maximum reach and tried another complete front. I also dropped the motherboard into a 3GS chassis that was 100% functional and still had the same problem. It must be the logic board.

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    Yeah thats what i am going to go with. Weird problem man
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    Yea that's a nightmare man....weird bug you got there

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