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Broken FaceTime cable and antenna cable: what are my options?

So in the process of installing the Dual Drive Adapter, I broke a few cables. Pictures are provided.

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I'd rather not have to replace the entire display just to fix the FaceTime camera, if replacing just the camera or even just its cable is possible that would be awesome.

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How do I fix this antenna cable? It's the one that goes under the right speaker, not into the display (I think it's the bluetooth one?)

I can't find guides for either of these, nor parts. I don't know how to solder nor do I have soldering equipment, but now may be a good time to start!

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Those cables and antenna are built into the display, unfortunately you will have to replace the whole display assembly.

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That antenna cable isn't built into the display, its in the top case instead (should have provided a clearer picture of that). I believe it may be for an ambient light sensor (although that is in the display :/) as when I took it to the Genius Bar for completely unrelated issues, MRI showed there were issues with the ambient light sensor (among other issues that didn't seem related to that antenna)

As for the webcam, I cannot be bothered to open up the front glass to replace the cable nor pay through the roof for a new display assembly, so I'm just using an external webcam when I need a camera.

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