Home button contact broken

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by TheBigOne, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. TheBigOne

    TheBigOne New Member

    Jan 10, 2009
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    Basically, I broke my iPod touch screen (not the glass bit outside, but the actual screen). I though I may as well repair it myself as its out of warranty, so I ordered a screen of eBay and fixed it myself.

    In the process of fixing it, I damaged this button:


    which completely fell off. (I have also lost it

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    As far as I can tell its where the "home button" on the front panel connects to the main body:


    So my "Home" button no longer works. At the moment, im using SBSetting and "killing" the current process whenever I want to exit an application.

    EDIT: I just came across something called iHome, downloaded of cydia but it doesn't seem to work for me, does iHOme not work with 3.1.2 ?

    EDIT 2: Came across mQuickDo, works fine for closing applications and alot more!

    I was wondering if anyone's got any advice for me. (dont bother saying I should have called apple first

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    ) as far as I can tell, the function on the part that I lost is just to conduct the panel to the body, so do you think adding a bit of soilder wire or something there would work ??
  2. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

    Nov 15, 2007
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    I always had problems with iHome. There is an SBSettings extension to simply close an application though. I'm unfamiliar with the actual hardware of the device though.

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