It’s now July. I’ve been without my beloved iPhone since dropping it in May. For the last couple of months I’ve been using my old Motorola Q phone, and I’m about to smash it against a brick wall. This is ridiculous. So what’s taking so long? Well…
I finally got the LCD replaced, and the phone turns on now… but the home button doesn’t work! I did some digging online, and discovered that it could be either a hardware or a software problem. Gee, that’s helpful. I tried resetting it back to factory conditions and that didn’t seem to change anything. I opened the phone up again and ensure that all of the connections were good. They look fine, but who knows for sure?
There is one possibility that I haven’t explored yet. The wire from the home button may need to be re-soldered. If that’s the case, it’s not going to be me who does it. I’ve never soldered anything in my life, and I don’t really want to start with the inside of my iPhone. Then again, it’s not like I can use it for anything now. I can turn it on and launch an application, but if I want to switch apps, I need to turn the phone off, and then back on again. Yeah… THAT’S not too annoying, is it?
I’ll tell you one thing… the next iPhone I get is going to have the Applecare warranty put on it!