iPhone 7 Front Camera and Sensor Cable Replacement
Replace the front camera and sensor cable in an iPhone 7.
- Author: Evan Noronha
- Time estimate: 30 minutes - 2 hours
- Difficulty: Moderate
Is your iPhone's selfie camera failing to take photos? It may be time to replace the front camera. Use this guide to replace the front camera sensor assembly, including the ambient light sensor and microphone in an iPhone 7.
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- Pentalobe Screws 1 step
- iPhone 7 Opening Procedure 10 steps
- Battery Disconnection 3 steps
- Display Assembly 4 steps
- Earpiece Speaker 5 steps
- Front Camera and Sensor Cable 5 steps
Step 1 — Front Camera and Sensor Cable ¶
Reheat your iOpener and apply it to the upper edge of the display assembly to soften the adhesive holding the front camera and sensor assembly in place.
Step 2 ¶
Use a spudger to gently pry the ambient light sensor out of its recess on the front panel.
Step 3 ¶
Slide the pick towards the front facing camera housing, separating the adhesive holding the cable to the front panel. Stop just before the screw posts.
Step 4 ¶
Use the pick to lift the camera cable up off of the two plastic posts on the front panel and separate it from the last of the adhesive.
Step 5 ¶
Remove the front camera and sensor cable.