What should you do if you accidently break the home button flex cable while replacing the screen? Home button flex cable damage often results in home button failure and touch ID failure. In this video, we show how to restore the home button function and fingerprint function for iPhone 7/8 by micro-soldering, hope you enjoy our sharing.
Step 1 Function Test
Turn on the iPhone and test, neither home button function or fingerprint function is working
Step 2 Diagnosis
Disassemble the iPhone, we found the home button assembly flex cable is broken
Step 3 Repairing
Carefully cut off the home button flex cable connector, then gently peel off the black protection sticker, the base cooper foil and the green coating. Prepare a new home button flex cable assembly, cut off the unwanted part, align and solder.
Apply the green PCB UV solder mask on the soldered flex cable to prevent solder bridges short circuit. Finally, connect and solder with 3 cooper conductor wires.
Step 4 Reassemble and Test
Reassemble the iPhone and Test, both home button function and fingerprint function work well
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Tools and Materials Used in This Video:
Solder wire/cooper conductor wire
Green PCB UV curable solder mask
UV glue curing lamp