iPhone 5 home button stiff

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  1. Matt Reid

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    It still works but only when you apply some pressure to it.
    It dosnt click like it's supposed to so I was just wondering if this is fixable yourself or how much roughly it costs to get fixed.
    There is no warranty on it as it is a second hand phone.
    Many thanks


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  2. Ledsteplin

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    It may just need cleaning. You might first try wiping around the button with 99% isopropyl alcohol and a soft cloth. If that doesn't work, I would take it to a reputable repair shop. If it just needs cleaning, they probably won't charge much. You could try it yourself, but it can be tricky taking it apart. Get directions from iFixit. You will also need the necessary tools. Good luck!
     
  3. Hydrogen3

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    The amount won't exceed more than $ 20.00, if you do it your self. Just make sure that you have steady hands and you actually know what you are doing.

    Home button replacement kit
     
  4. Matt Reid

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    Cheers I'll give it a go.. Now to get a tiny screw driver


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  5. Hydrogen3

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    The all seeing eye see's everything......
     
  6. Awais Kazi

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    I have this Sticker type stuff pasted on the home button and since that sticker is fat, the button is now a little fatter and easier to press in, I believe that my home button has gotten deep too but because of this sticker it is still easier using it
     
  7. Matt Reid

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    What sticker is it? Is it made specifically for the iphone?


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  8. Awais Kazi

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    yes! It sticks to the iPhone's button. Its available here in different colors and logos. I bought a plan one with a ring, makes it look more like 5S :)
     
  9. Matt Reid

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    Cool I'll check it out :)


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