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iPhone Camera Repair

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  1. iPhone Camera Repair, main camera: step 1, image 1 of 2 iPhone Camera Repair, main camera: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Today, REWA LAB will share with you a repair case of an iPhone camera and walk you through some knowledge of iPhone camera repair.

    • Open the phone camera. When taking photos with the wide-angle camera, cracks appear. The ultra-wide camera works fine. We can judge that the optical filter of the wide-angle camera is damaged.

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    • We can judge that the optical filter of the wide-angle camera is damaged. Then we disassemble the phone and try to repair the camera. First of all, put the camera on the specialized Heating Platform at 100 °C.

    • When the temperature reaches 100 °C, remove black adhesive around the camera with a Sculpture Knife. Then pry up the wide-angle camera.

    • Attach the camera to the specialized holder. Before repair, apply protection tape to the camera.

  3. iPhone Camera Repair: step 3, image 1 of 3 iPhone Camera Repair: step 3, image 2 of 3 iPhone Camera Repair: step 3, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
    $4.99
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    • Separate the camera edges with a Sculpture Knife. Next, remove the metal cover with Hot Air Gun at 120 °C.

    • Keep heating with Hot Air Gun at 120 °C. Remove black adhesive with Tweezers. Apply some Paste Flux.

    • Separate the motor from the CMOS with ultrathin Soldering Iron at 380 °C

  4. iPhone Camera Repair: step 4, image 1 of 2 iPhone Camera Repair: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • It can be seen that the optical filter is broken while the motor and blue lens are good. If the motor is damaged, the camera will fail to focus or shake. A motor replacement can help you solve the problem.

    • The middle part of the motor is the blue lens. If the blue lens is damaged, the camera will become blurry. The solution is to replace the blue lens.

    • Then we replace the cracked optical filter with a new one.

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    • Apply some UV adhesive to the broken optical filter.

    • Put the new optical filter in position.

    • Solidify with a UV Lamp.

  6. iPhone Camera Repair: step 6, image 1 of 3 iPhone Camera Repair: step 6, image 2 of 3 iPhone Camera Repair: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Remove side adhesive with Hot Air Gun.

    • Then push the cracked optical filter out with the specialized holder.

    • Remove residual shards and black adhesive with Hot Air Gun.

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    • Then remove dust spots with a specialized swab. Please be extremely careful not to damage the CMOS during operation. If the CMOS is damaged, the camera will be unrepairable.

    • Then apply some UV adhesive and a new optical filter. Solidify with UV Lamp.

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    • Then we assemble the camera. Apply some Paste Flux around the motor. Solder the motor with the CMOS with Soldering Iron. Clean the camera with alcohol.

    • Next, we install the wide-angle camera for testing. The camera works fine. Apply B7000 to fix the wide-angle camera. That’s all for the optical filter replacement of iPhone camera.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Good job! But, the cost of labor and material is not economical. It is still wise to buy the whole camera module as a replacement. Easier and more practical.

On the other hand, if the viewer opted to do the filter replacement, this is a great reference since Rewa is a reputable company. Thank you for sharing this useful guide.

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