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LTE-enabled variant of the fifth generation of iPad, released in March 2017. Available with 32 and 128 GB storage options featuring a 9.7" Retina display and 64-bit A9 processor.

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Home button not working


I purchased an iPad described as “badly cracked screen but everything else working perfectly”

When I received it I discovered the home button wasn’t working. I wasn’t too worried as I noted a hole in screen above home button ribbon cable, and I could just order a screen with a button.

After changing screen I have found it is still not working!

Q1. Could I test it with a home button from an iPad 7? Or would that cause damage/not work anyway? (I ask because I have one that I could try)

Q2. If it's not the home button, how hard/easy would it likely by to have problem diagnosed and fixed? The connector looks fine to my eye.

Any advise on course of action would be appreciated


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You might have ordered a digitizer with a home button for an iPad Air pre-installed. These are common because the Air does not have touch ID. You have to order a home button specifically for an iPad 5.

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Thanks for that, I think you are right.

I ordered an"iPad 5 digitiser with home button flex" but pretty sure button is for Air.

Annoying, but a relief!


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