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This is (at least for me) the easiest and cheapest way to fix the home button. I had a Ipod touch 1st Gen which had a broken home button and Apple change it for free, with this second Ipod the home button also broke but I have no longer warranty so I figure out a way to fix it. Hopefully this will work for you too.
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Step 1: Cut a piece of PVC card

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At this point you should find a regular pvc card that you dont use anymore, a bank card or and old school one may do the work. The measures that worked for me are 1.7 x 0.5 cm

Step 2: Insert it below the connector.

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Insert the cutted piece below the ipod connector (WHERE THERE ARE NO METALIC PINS, IN THE ROW CLOSE TO THE BACK).

Rotate it and place it so it integrates with the Ipod.

Be sure to leave it long enough so you can pull it with your nail.

And thats it this trick hopefully will fix your home button as did with mine.

Good Luck.


estebanrt945 years ago
that's exactly what I'm doing and it doesn't works! help?
pchalita (author)  estebanrt945 years ago
Esteban, I think that if this doesnt helps you then maybe your home button is completely broken. you can try to do any of the replace tutorials available in youtube but they appear to be hard. Good luck man!

Would this tip work for my ipod touch 4th generation?

Why does your ipod look so different?
ssykes34 years ago
Would it work on iPod Touch 4g?
how was it broken?
pchalita (author)  ThaAWESOMEducttapeguy4 years ago
I really don't know how it broke... my guess is that when it falls to the floor something inside it moves or crashes.
zack2474 years ago
very simple!
easy to do, practically free, this is one of the easier instructables out here!
pchalita (author)  zack2474 years ago
thanks man!