The button ribbon cable connects the power/sleep button, volume buttons, LED flash, light sensor, and microphone to the logic board. If any one of these components fail, you'll have to replace the entire cable. Use this guide to do just that.
'''Note: The pictures in this guide show a 5th generation iPod Touch. The 7th generation has some superficial differences, but follows the same repair procedure.'''
To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.
Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.
'''To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.'''
Take your e-waste to an [[E-Waste|R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler|new_window=true]].
Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some [[Troubleshooting Problems After a Repair|basic troubleshooting]], or ask our [https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/Device/iPod%20Touch%207th%20Generation|iPod Touch 7th Generation Answers Community] for help.