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iPhone 7 Plus: Home button no longer works after screen replacement
Posted by: deckeda
Date: November 21, 2020 07:53PM
Wife did the surgery; she's the resident iPhone screen replacer. She'd read this was a risk and it turned out to be true. She was able to get back into it and activate the floating Home button feature as a workaround to be able to get back to the SpringBoard (Home) screens while using the phone.

Says she *thinks* she knows what went wrong, but I'm reticent about her replacing the screen on my 8 Plus ... please advise.
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Re: iPhone 7 Plus: Home button no longer works after screen replacement
Posted by: saintyohann
Date: November 21, 2020 08:27PM
Probably didn't seat theme button cable all the way.
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Re: iPhone 7 Plus: Home button no longer works after screen replacement
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 21, 2020 08:35PM
Trade in the 8+ for $700-800 credit and get a new 12?

Think they will take it even with a broken screen.



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Re: iPhone 7 Plus: Home button no longer works after screen replacement
Posted by: deckeda
Date: November 21, 2020 10:44PM
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jdc
Trade in the 8+ for $700-800 credit and get a new 12?

Think they will take it even with a broken screen.

That would be a miracle.
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Re: iPhone 7 Plus: Home button no longer works after screen replacement
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 21, 2020 10:49PM
......can you push it.......push it....real good....???



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Re: iPhone 7 Plus: Home button no longer works after screen replacement
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: November 22, 2020 12:05AM
Did she replace the Home button with the screen?

Did she use a heat gun to pull the Home button off of the old screen and retain it for the new screen?



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Re: iPhone 7 Plus: Home button no longer works after screen replacement
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 22, 2020 12:11AM
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deckeda
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jdc
Trade in the 8+ for $700-800 credit and get a new 12?

Think they will take it even with a broken screen.

That would be a miracle.

They did it with our XR and a cracked screen. Gave us $800 for it. Of course it worked, just the cracked screen.



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Re: iPhone 7 Plus: Home button no longer works after screen replacement
Posted by: deckeda
Date: November 22, 2020 09:28AM
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jdc
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deckeda
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jdc
Trade in the 8+ for $700-800 credit and get a new 12?

Think they will take it even with a broken screen.

That would be a miracle.

They did it with our XR and a cracked screen. Gave us $800 for it. Of course it worked, just the cracked screen.

That makes sense. An XR is worth just a “little” bit more than an 8 Plus!
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Re: iPhone 7 Plus: Home button no longer works after screen replacement
Posted by: deckeda
Date: November 22, 2020 12:00PM
The Home button cable was fully reseated.

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Did she replace the Home button with the screen?

Did she use a heat gun to pull the Home button off of the old screen and retain it for the new screen?

No new Home button. She only replaced the screen, yes using heat to disassemble the connector. Went back in, heated the glue a second time to try it again but no joy.
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