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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Flashlight not as bright after flex cable replacement

I replaced my power button and flex cable on my iPhone 5. I followed all steps forward and in reverse, everything works but the flashlight is no longer bright. It still works but very dimly. I restored by iPhone and had the same problem. What step could I have missed or what could I have done wrong?

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Connections could not be sitting fully, I would clean the connections with some IPA alcohol, let them dry then reconnect. I have also heard this happening from using the cheap knock off flex's as they don't use same quality for the LED for flash. Could also just be a defective part... Good luck!

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That makes sense since I got it off amazon. I wanted one that had all the connectors attached (it was my first repair ever). Small price to pay for having the power button finally work. Thank you!


I just noticed the video recording speaker has static now. Would this also be because of the knock off flex cable or a loose/dirty connection?


I followed your advice, cleaned with alcohol prep pads, let them dry and put it back together. It works fabulously and good as new! Thank you so much for your help!


Wahooo! Glad it work, and I could help!!


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