Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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Is iPhone 5 rear microphone replaceable?

I have an iPhone 5 that will not pick up sound through the small microphone between the main camera and flash. Mostly I don't notice it unless I am taking a video. Phone works fine, speakerphone seems ok, but when I record video using the main camera, its all white noise. I can speak right into it or even tap the mic opening itself and I get nothing.

I've looked at all the teardown pics and I do not see a microphone as part of the camera/flash assembly. I also don't see it as a standalone part. The only part I see nearby is the power button/volume control ribbon cable. Is it integrated into that? I think I can do the repair myself, but I do not know where that tiny little mic is located. Can anyone help?

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A careful drop or two of isopropyl alcohol and the push/pull suction of an plastic eyedropper managed to get it working again. Lucky me b/c the power-volume ribbon cable replacement would not be an easy repair...

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It is a part of the power/silent/volume switches flex cable assembly. Replace them as a whole

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