Broken home button connector
Hi , i broke the small plastic that connect the home button wire and also crake the small blade. The ZIF connector is broken
what can i do now?
The wi-fi only version of Apple's iPad Air, model number A1474. Available in Space Gray or Silver, it packs the custom A7 processor and ships in 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB configurations.
If it's just the tab thats broken, you can wedge something like a thin piece of plastic where the tab used to be. This will put the downward force on the connector and make the connection.
If the connector is badly damaged, you would either need to find the part and get someone who can micro-solder to replace it (I did a quick search but couldn't find the part), or you will have to replace the logic board.
If David's solution doesn't solve it, the connector on the board has to be replaced.
Since it is hard to source a good connector if at all (probably demand is not high enough, so suppliers don't make them/offer them), we choose sometimes to microsolder the connector directly to the board. It's a hack, but it's practical and it works.
Hi, this happened to me too and what I did (and it worked) was cutting 2 (or 3 I for got) small pieces of clear shipping tape just about the size (width) of the cable end. Next, tape these on top of the cable end (not the contact side) to make it thicker, then slide it back into the slot. Make sure it goes all the way in, then secure the cable by taping it to the base . Last connect the LCD cable but don't screw it in yet, then lay the LCD and the digitizer down be careful not to make the home button cable move too much. Turn on the iPad to test.
This solution saved me from a night mare when I saw a YouTube video showing that you have to remove the ZIF connector and solder a new one on.
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