iDiagnose – Part 1 – Non-responsive home button

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(Last Updated On: August 12, 2013)

iDiagnose – A brief introduction

We’re starting a new series of blogs here that we’re calling iDiagnose. Purpose of this is to inform our readers of common, yet frustrating problems, how to diagnose them, and most important, how to fix them(using a repair service or DIY), without breaking your bank. We’ll be posting these very frequently so check back often for new tips, updates, and some killer thoughts that you may, or may not have heard about.

Each problem will have a difficulty rating for those of you out there who are more of the self-taught, do-it-yourself repair tech.We will also state how quickly our professional technicians will fix the problem for you.

Here goes nothing, hope you all enjoy! Oh, almost forgot, if you’re searching for a solution to a problem, drop us a line( or 888-494-iFix(4349), we’ll be more than happy to help you out and give you a cause/solution for your problem!

iDiagnose – Part 1 – The faulty home button

You press and press and press, yet nothing happens, or maybe sometimes you get it to respond. Pressing it harder isn’t always the best idea since you risk breaking other feature with increased pressure. Home button failure is a very common issue with all models of iPhones, new and old. It gets frustrating, and worst of all, you have a hard time justifying to send it off to an iPhone repair service for ‘just the home button’ since everything else is working.

A full functioning home button is a key factor to the amount of joy you have using when using your iPhone. There is a direct correlation between happiness and how well your iPhone is working. Statistics show that during the rather short lived life of your iPhone home button, it will have been clicked on average, 64 times a day, or 23360 times a year, or 46720 in its’ bound to AT&T ‘contract life.’

Right now you’re saying really? How the h*@l did they get that statistic. We didn’t. And honestly, we’re not 100% sure how many times it is clicked, but it is a lot, that’s for sure!

Problems with the home button come from:

  1. The button itself is shot from repetitive pressing/usage
  2. The prongs under the frame wore out, got corroded, or broke
  3. Water got in the crack between the glass and button
  4. The dock connector failed – Dock connector? What does the home button have anything to do with the dock connector? On the bottom side of the frame that holds the iPhone glass, there are some metal contacts that touch the top of the dock connector, that send the signal when pressed to the motherboard(the brain) of the iPhone. If the dock connector fails, no more functioning home button
  5. Lastly the rarest – The connector on the the motherboard shorted leaving this function permanently inoperable.

Of these 5, the worn out button(#1) covers about 3 out of 5 home button failures.

DIY Repair Difficulty – 8/10 – Very difficult

If you’re the type to do-it-yourself, the iPhone 3G home button repair and the iPhone 3Gs home button repair is quite a tough repair. It requires seperating the glass from the frame….here comes the tough part…without damaging the glass or scratching the back side. If the glass is in good condition, you’re in for a good challenge. Prime time to change the glass, is if your glass is already cracked and you’re planning on either using an iPhone Repair Service or purchasing iPhone Parts to DIY.

Turnaround time on iPhone home button repair – Same day

You read that correctly. All you need to do is send in your iPhone for repair to our facility located in Florida, we will fix it the same day it is received here, and ship it back to you. All deliveries that we get here by 1pm, get fixed and shipped out the same day.  Whether you’re local in Palm Beach County, or a distant customer in Alaska, iFixYouri can fix this problem for you quickly.

That’s all for this week folks! Have a good weekend and we look forward to our next iDiagnose session with you.