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:
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- Front Panel Assembly 22 steps
- Earpiece Speaker 5 steps
- Front Facing Camera and Sensor Cable Assembly 5 steps
- Front Facing Camera and Sensor Cable 3 steps
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.
Step 3 ¶
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.