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iPhone 5s Front Facing Camera and Sensor Cable Replacement

Replace a faulty front-facing camera or other malfunctioning part of the front-facing camera and sensor cable in an iPhone 5s.

  • Author: Sam Goldheart
  • Time estimate: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Use this guide to replace the sensor cable containing the front-facing camera, microphone, ambient sensors, and the earpiece speaker contact pad, in your iPhone 5s.

You can also use this guide to replace the following parts:

Step 1 Front Facing Camera and Sensor Cable  ¶ 

Remove any plastic coverings from the microphone on the sensor cable assembly.

Step 1 Front Facing Camera and Sensor Cable  ¶ 

  • Remove any plastic coverings from the microphone on the sensor cable assembly.

Step 2  ¶ 

Remove any clear backing strips from the light sensor, cable and front-facing camera. Remove any clear backing strips from the light sensor, cable and front-facing camera. Remove any clear backing strips from the light sensor, cable and front-facing camera.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Remove any clear backing strips from the light sensor, cable and front-facing camera.

Step 3  ¶ 

In order to ensure a good fit and proper placement of components, make sure your new cable assembly matches the one that came out of your iPhone. You may need to use a set of tweezers to fold the microphone portion of the cable so that the gold portion is inside the cable, and the silver unit is on top.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • In order to ensure a good fit and proper placement of components, make sure your new cable assembly matches the one that came out of your iPhone.

  • You may need to use a set of tweezers to fold the microphone portion of the cable so that the gold portion is inside the cable, and the silver unit is on top.