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Richard, Electronics Engineer
Category: Mobile Phones
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I have an iPhone 5S which needs a new screen and Home button.

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I have an iPhone 5S which needs a new screen and Home button. I'd heard that the Touch ID can't be repaired.
Is that correct?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mobile Phones
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
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This is correct, it is designed this way. The sensor is designed to be secure and it is uniquely paired with each CPU and is the point of the security.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Many thanks, Richard

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

In theory, if it went back to Apple, could the ID be repaired (I assume, at excessive cost)?

Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
yes, by replacing the entire board so it would then match the CPU
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

OK, thanks.