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So, my friend had a cracked iPhone 5c, and I ordered the basic screen replacement kit. When I got to the point of removing the front camera and sensor cable from the old one, I apparently didn't hold my heat gun on it long enough, because the presence sensor didn't come out with the ribbon cable. I ordered a replacement cable from eBay, but when I put that in, the front camera and earpiece no longer worked, as well as the presence sensor. At this point, I went and ordered the replacement cable from iFixit.
It went pretty smoothly, until I had to reattach the ribbon cable to the mainboard; for some reason, it just wouldn't line-up properly. I had to have my friend hole the screen while I used both hands to move the cable into place, a process that took just as long as the rest of the repair. But once I got it in place, it worked perfectly.
The original part had a small piece of foam on the back of the mainboard connector, making it easier to line it up. Maybe you could include that in your replacement parts?
The front mic was bad so I had to order the whole part which included the front cam, mic, proximity sensor and light sensor.
Went well. Very tricky to do since the parts are so small and I don't have very delicate fingers. But I'm tech savvy and patient, and eventually got the different parts seated in their holders and the back plate back on.
Turned the phone back on and everything worked like a champ!
Glad I ordered a used OEM part. Didn't want to mess with a third party piece that might have had poor camera resolution or other downgrades.
Go with the OEM part, evening used. They all get tested before being sold anyway and there is also a warranty on everything they sell.