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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iPhone 5 front camera wont work after front screen replacement.

I run an iPhone repair business in the UK, so I do have a reasonable amount of experience with these devices and until iOS 7 came out I had no issues with this problem I am about to explain. A customer came into the store yesterday with a broken screen and power button on the iPhone 5. So I replaced the power button flex to fix the button and replaced the screen with an original part. But then when I turned the phone back on everything worked perfectly apart from the front camera. I have sent my customer away to restore the device and then Im sure he will be back if it doesnt work, but does anyone know a fix for this? (I am always extra careful when removing the digitizer and camera flex cables, and yes I have checked if its plugged in correctly three times.)

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Guys, I have a question that has been bothering me ever since! My iphone 5 (black) has no front flash! Is it normal? I see other phones having flash infront of their camera, but mine has none. Please tell me it's normal

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Well most ppl have snapchat and for the front facing camera it will flash the screen white similar to a flash so it's normal

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well i have an iphone 5c and i got the screen replaced and my front camera has not been working every since when i clock on the camera app and try to turn the camera to the front camera it automatically turms back to the rear camera i tried turming my phone off it still doesn't work

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I had the same problem, I removed again the battery connector, put it back and it works now.

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I think I found a solution to the issue. I believe that it is possible to blow one of the IC connectors with static. I had to replace the whole phone for one of my customers. The only way I found to prevent this from happening in the future is to buy a static mat online, with a wrist strap and an earth plug, you can find this on ebay. Hope this helped people.

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is there any way to fix it?? I just replaced my screen and now I have ruined for myself an amazing trade in with my phone carrier and im out $65.99 and 3 hours....

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I tried restarting the phone by holding down the home and lock button and that worked for me. I have and iPhone 5c and I did that as a last resort before taking it in. You might as well try…

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My screen on iphone 5 can't seen everything when i open front camera but back camera was ok

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I am also facing the same problen

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I'm facing the same problem on my iPhone 5 front camera

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I had the same problem. I had a cracked screen so I replaced the front screen using an assembly kit I purchased online (home button and camera assembly included). Everything worked fine with the exception of the front facing camera. If I switched to the front facing camera in the camera app, the screen would look blurry and the camera app would freeze. I couldn't return back to the rear facing camera without restarting the phone. I tried connecting and disconnecting the camera connection multiple times without success. Finally, I removed the camera from my old display assembly and attached it to my new assembly. On the first try, everything worked fine. Problem solved for me.

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How do you remove your old assembly and attache to a new assembly ?

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This can happen is the battery is left plugged in during the repair and can sometimes call for a new front facing camera.

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is there a way to fix that? I did the repair with the battery in...please tell me there is a way to do this without having to spend more money...

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Rebekah Walton, this is a professional site/forum and if you don't have something good to say, please save your time and refrain from commenting.

Thanks!

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After screen replacement I had a frozen and blurry front camera, changing for another camera did not fix the problem. I then disconnected the battery and camera started working again.

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has anybody come up with a solution for this yet?

I am having the same issue, I have replaced the "iPhone 5 Front-Facing Camera and Sensor Cable Replacement" twice with no luck. I've also done a factory reset on the phone and looked for any damaged I've may had cause with no luck.

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You have most likely knocked off a componant when unplugging the connections that's under the black tape around were the camera flex connects or bent pins on the motherboard were it plugs in

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is there a way to fix this?

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same problem i took apart my iphone and the front camara and the rotation screen dont work anymore, i did noticed that i cracked a black chip that is underneath the blach cover in were the screen conector are but i dont believe that cause it because i had cracked the same chip in another iphone 5 and it work normar but i this acation the front facing camara and the rotation screen dont work

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I had the same issue. Camera stopped working in Camera app but working fine in 3rd party apps. I did a full restore (needs to put the iPhone in DFU first) and the problem was solved. Again, needs to put in DFU mode first.

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What's DFU mode pls x

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mmickybabes1972; The DFU mode is like the recovery mode, but deeper.

You can follow these instructions to put your iphone in DFU mode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15qaTA4l...

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What do I do after iPhone is in DFU mode to restore it?

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Soo I brought this iPhone 5c from this girl yesterday, but it doesn't have a front screen. The camera, screen and home button is missing. If I was to buy a new screen would a home button and camera come with it or would I have to buy it separate?

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depends on the amount of money you want to spend.

http://www.amazon.com/WeFix-Display-Digi...

or you can get the parts and install it your self for a cheaper price

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i have a iphone 5s. my phone's back camera is not working but front camera is working properly. yesterday i was use it but today it is not working. how can i solve it. please help me guys.

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my cell number 09781855757 pls help me

my name Amit Arora

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yall stupid for breaking your phone in the first place

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Rebekah Walton, this is a professional site/forum and if you don't have something good to say, please save your time and refrain from commenting.

Thanks!

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Rebekah Walton, I can't wait till you break yours to see what you have to say for yourself. It's like cars, an accident in a wreck.

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Y'all? Really? You all. Might as well as spelled it stoopid too. Accidents happen and thankfully the educated public has real answers.

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Can't argue with an idiot... waste of time!

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Try Disconnecting Battery or turn off phone and restart while holding home button

After screen replacement I had a frozen and blurry front camera, changing for another camera did not fix the problem. I then disconnected the battery and camera started working again. I have done many screen replacement before without issue but I think I forgot to turn the phone off and it caused this problem.

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But how to disconnect the battery?

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I have the same problem, I changed the front camera/speaker and when I connected all together the front camera doesnt work but when I try switch it to front camera it goes back to the back camera.

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Yo, i am experiencing almost the same , but with me the photo camera wont start immediately , only if i switch to slowmo video mode and than back to video and photo , than it all of sudden works , if i switch back to photo from the video modus the photo still dont work only with if i switch to slowmo and back , and i only can select my front cam if i do everything in that order , i found this very annoying , and all this happened after a screen replacement that i did for like a week ago , I also tried hard resetting the phone , multiple times , tried pressing the camera and everything , with no succes, i tried the reset with DFU mode and also with just iTunes , all methods and still the same plus i forgot to add that i always had the phone set up as a new phone and than afterwards tried to restore the backup but even before i had restored the phone the camera problem was just the same ! stupid 5s screen replacement :(

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There is a little piece of paper on the Black Screens located next to the camera on the old screen if you don't move this paper over to the new screen the front camera will not work. Make sure on all Black screen replacements you are checking to make sure its moved. Attached is a picture of the paper location. The red square.

Proximity Light Sensor Paper For Front Camera Not Working

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Hi, how can this little piece of paper affect front camera? Thanks

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