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Richard, Electronics Engineer
Category: Mobile Phones
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Experience:  Avid repairer and trouble shooter of Cell 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?
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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 2 years ago.

Many thanks, Richard

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

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

yes, by replacing the entire board so it would then match the CPU
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

OK, thanks.