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Iphone 6 With Error 53 Repaired

By on July 29, 2017
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A Computer technician brought me this Iphone 6 for repair. The moment I looked at it, and plugged in my computer, I got a message that says “plug to ITunes”. And other thing that I saw on that phone was the home key button.

The phone is white but the home key button was black. That means someone replaced that original home button with a different one. That is a big problem. I will explain more later on.

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That is what I saw on the Iphone when I first got it from the customer. The first step in fixing that phone is finding the original home key button but first let me explain what the error 53 is.

Error 53: Iphones come in with a finger print chip sensor on home key button. When buying the phone for the first time, it asks you for your finger print on it so no one can access that phone but you using your finger print. That print and that home key button becomes part of that phone.  Some people they like to look cool and replace the home key button on that phone, or the repair technician failed to transfer that home key button to the new LCD screen ( in case the old LCD screen was broken). It will work fine and should not face any problems with it, until you decide to update the files in your Iphone.  The upgrade on the Iphone will detect any new parts installed on that Iphone and if there are any, it will show you error 53.

This customer was lucky and did not lose the original home key button. He brought it to me but in this case, he will lose all the data on the phone unless he backed up his phone to ITunes. He did not do that, therefore, he will get his phone back just like it came out of factory.

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I replaced the home key button, plugged it to ITunes in my laptop and I had to restore it to factory setting. Once I down loaded all the files needed, it started to transfer all that to the Iphone.

It is a very long process. Apple can do that for you even if you do not have the original home key button. It will cost you around 300 dollars or you can go ahead and buy a new Iphone. In the process, if you have not backed up your data, you will lose them all.

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Once all the files transferred to the Iphone, it is up and running but factory default so remember, back up your data.

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This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.

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  1. Albert van Bemmelen

    July 29, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Impressive repair you've managed to pull off Waleed!
    These cases prove to me however never to buy these kind of devices. From experience I know that it is no help if you need passwords, codes or inloginformation just to be able to see into your own computer, smartphone or tablet.
    And I think it is causing only more trouble for any user who doesn't want the need of help from the FBI to get to his stored data. And any media looses its stored data anyway in time. Or you should use M-Discs to backup your files, but even then there probably won't be any DVD/BD players left after those 1000 years of claimed warranty time.
    (It is like a nuclear plant that is severely secured but in case of trouble no one can get in?).

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      July 31, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      true..but I never had any problem with my iphone 6plus because I keep backing up my data into itunes monthly, keep my passwords in safe area written on paper so I will not forget them. just in case you forgot all your passwords, you just log in into itunes program, restore backups and you are good to go again.

  2. Mihai

    July 29, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Good job Waleed !
    Thanks for this interesting article ! Keep the good work !

  3. Parasuraman

    July 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Something that I will not venture to take up! But learnt many things!

  4. Gary Gemmell

    July 29, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    You have a wide skill set Waleed.
    Good info i didnt know that info!
    Its always a good day when we learn something new!

  5. Charlie Duncan

    July 30, 2017 at 3:40 am

    Ran into the same issue when my wife dropped her iPhone 7 in the washing machine.
    An unknowledgeable technician replaced the home button. Worked fine until an update came out and got the Error 53.
    Went back to the local tech who claimed no knowledge about the issue and had also thrown away the original home button. Problem is extensively written about and all over the internet.
    Phone happened to still be under warranty by Apple. I sent the phone to them and they swapped the phone for $171.00. I thought a reasonable price for an unlocked factory refurbished iPhone 7.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      July 31, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      Charlie: that is a big problem with many people who has no idea what is going on in the smart phone repair. every time I change any screen I always swap the original parts to the new screen other wise the customer will run into big issues like this one. also, all your data will be lost as well. I do not trust apple, they are still making money off you even when they gave you that refurbished phone for a reasonable price.


    July 30, 2017 at 5:47 am

    how did u manage to fix this issue ?
    great ha
    congrats sir

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      July 31, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Angelo: with lots of internet search and experience. it is not an easy thing to do. it involves lots of time and effort and sometimes, it does not work because the original home key button can not be found.

  7. Yogesh Panchal

    July 31, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Good Job! and thanks for informative article Waleed.

  8. Mahmoud

    August 1, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    good job

  9. Robert Calk

    August 3, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Good job, Waleed.

  10. Jai Etwaroo

    August 7, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Nice job Waleed.


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