Home button doesn't work when glass is secured to frame
I recently replaced the glass digitizer on an iPad Mini 2.
When the glass is loose from the frame of the iPad, the home button functions as expected, but once the glass is secured in place, the home button stops working.
I am assuming it is something to do with the frame pressing against the ribbon cable, but nothing I do to re-position the cable seems to help. I even got another screen to see if it was a defect to no avail.
Any suggestions as to how to resolve this issue?
So, I know there are not many people following this thread, but thought I would post the outcome.
I didn’t know what else to do so I reached out to Jessa at iPad Rehab, and sent the iPad to her shop assuming a motherboard error. She tested the screen, the second one I got as a replacement and found the same issue I was having. Then she installed a screen replacement she had and it worked fine. So it was an error with the digitizer/home button ribbon, not the motherboard.
It is possible that I damaged them during installation, so I did not attempt to return or get a refund for the digitizer; but to damage 2 screens in the same way seems strange, so it could have been a bad batch of digitizers from ifixit’s supplier?
Anyway, the glass was replaced and all is well.
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