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Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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Home button connector one pin is broken.

Hello, I recently broke on of my home button connectors pin

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is this one pin an important one, would I still be able to use my home button?

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Sometimes it is possible to use fine tweezers to bend the damaged pin back in place but not usually. The plastic frame tends to also be damaged and if that is so the ribbon cable may not snap in properly. If you cant bend the pin back then full replacement of the connector is required. If you have a steady hand and the money to acquire the needed equipment it can be done with fair ease. This would most likely count as a micro-solder repair so if you are not experienced in soldering I would not recommend trying this yourself. I have known some to do it with only a heat gun but that carrie's significant risk. I use a microscope and hot air rework station myself when this kind of problem arises.

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It looks like the entire pin is missing so full replacement is required if the solder pad on the board is not damaged. If it is then you need to also run a jumper wire to the trace on the board to close the circuit to the new connector

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This looks like the front camera connector and the pin you are referring to is a data line so yes it is important but not for the home button.

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