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iPhone 5 Front-Facing Camera and Sensor Cable Replacement

Remove the front-facing camera and rear microphone assembly from your iPhone 5.

The front-facing camera and rear-facing microphone are on a single cable, and must be replaced together. Use this guide to remove this assembly.

You can also use this guide to replace the front facing camera bracket.

Step 1 Front-Facing Camera and Sensor Cable  ¶ 

Starting under the earpiece speaker contacts, use a plastic opening tool or the tip of a spudger to pry the front facing camera cable out of the display assembly. Caution: Removing the earpiece speaker contacts can cause them to tear. Use extreme caution when peeling the contacts up.

Step 1 Front-Facing Camera and Sensor Cable  ¶ 

  • Starting under the earpiece speaker contacts, use a plastic opening tool or the tip of a spudger to pry the front facing camera cable out of the display assembly.

  • Caution: Removing the earpiece speaker contacts can cause them to tear. Use extreme caution when peeling the contacts up.

Step 2  ¶ 

Remove the front-facing camera and rear microphone assembly. If you are installing a new part, your new part may have two tabs with holes in it used for manufacturing purposes. These tabs can be cut off with scissors.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the front-facing camera and rear microphone assembly.

  • If you are installing a new part, your new part may have two tabs with holes in it used for manufacturing purposes. These tabs can be cut off with scissors.

  • There is a small, square plastic and metal holder for the proximity sensor. This holder is essential for the proximity sensor to function correctly.

  • If replacing the proximity sensor or camera make sure that the holder remains adhered to the back of the display. If it comes off with the old proximity sensor, remove it from the old sensor and use a tiny bit of adhesive to re-attach it to the back of the display.