Released September 25, 2015. Model A1688/A1633. Repair of this device is similar to previous generations, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 64, or 128 GB / Silver, Gold, Space Gray, or Rose Gold options.

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Replacing rear camera flash/flashlight

My wife's phone was run over by a car. Amazingly the screen was not damaged and it retained most of it functions. The rear camera lens was cracked, but initially, the camera still "worked" though it was completely blurred out.

Now when the camera app is opened for the rear camera, there is only a blank screen, and the flash/flashlight will not turn on. I figure I will need to replace the camera and lens and have seen where they are available.

As to the flash/flashlight, I have not yet been able to figure out the part name or locate a source for it. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks.

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Upon further investigation, I see that the flash is part of the upper component cable.

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Did replacing the upper component cable, also fix the camera problems? My camera has the same symptoms.


I ended up replacing the upper component cable. and this did NOT fix the flash and/or camera. (This was quite a difficult task as I had to remove parts from the original cable, ensuring it's complete destruction, and glue them onto the new cable. ) There was no guide to this part as near as I can tell.


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