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It seems to work... But not well. I have done the home button recalibration. What else can I do? Does dust or dirt get in there? Can I just shoot
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    Default Home button not sensitive
    It seems to work... But not well. I have done the home button recalibration. What else can I do?
    Does dust or dirt get in there? Can I just shoot air through the bottom? Any help would be very nice indeed..

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    How old is the phone. May just be gittin worn out but I would try all the other things it won't hurt it.

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    It's a year old.... What other things? Can it be repaired?

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    Can try to shoot some air in there. Home button can be fixed I have never done one. Cowboy is the one to talk to. Or you can do a search on YouTube and see how hard it would be

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    The home button flex is probably worn (metal clips) or damaged... I would replace the home button and its flex cable.
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    Could just be dirt before disassembly try a q tip and some rubbing alcohol
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    Before disassembly try that? Try it where?
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    Around the home button
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    Sorry if that sounded douchebag-ish. So the alcohol might clean it out between the button and screen glass? Awesome. I'm trying that when I get him.
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    It could i like to use the q-tip and then push the home button up and down a few times and drag the dry side of the qtip around the home button to pick up any dirt
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    Makes sense. Thanks.
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    So, don't take the back off, or do??
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    Blowing air usually works for me. I prefer using tvc-mall (as I buy things in bulk) Much buy is great for single items

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