Released on September 19, 2014, this 4.7" screen iPhone is the smaller version of the iPhone 6 Plus.

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Proximity sensor not working after screen replaced

Replaced this iPhone 6 and the proximity sensor not working, all other parts work fine. The issue is weird, if make a call or answer a call, the sensor becomes very hot, scorching actually, I think it will burn itself at some point and it scares me a little bit. However, if no phone call, the sensor is fine, not hot at all. Try use a marker to cover the sensor, failed. Try clean the sensor, nothing changed. The last solution is to replace the sensor cable. Don't have it in stock. Will try later.

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The front camera assembly needs to be replaced. Sounds like it's faulty to me.

You can get the part from here:

iPhone 6 Front Camera and Sensor Cable

Guide to replace the part:

iPhone 6 Front-Facing Camera and Sensor Cable Replacement

iPhone 6 Front Camera and Sensor Cable Image

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Yes, after I replace the whole part, the problem solved. Don't understand why the cable not working, I have never had this problem before.


The cable can get cut / damaged during screen replacements, it does happen.


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Maybe the wire is not connected properly. Try to open the device and make sure all the wires are properly connected.

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what wire?

There are no wires connected to the prox sensor.


Well it's my mistake for responding to your comments in the first place. Oh well I'll just delete mine since I'm in the wrong anyway.


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