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iPhone 5 Camera replacement: actually doable!

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iPhone 5

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iPhone 5 Rear-Facing Camera Replacement

45 minuten - 2 uren


Mijn probleem

The camera was unable to focus on anything further than 1 foot away. It would keep struggling and never settle. In a really quiet room you could even hear the mechanism grinding away.

Mijn oplossing

The repair took about two hours from start to finish. This is the amount of time I budgeted for, and I took my time to get it done. I am very glad I didn't rush.

Mijn advies

An electrical engineer friend gave me this tip:

To keep track of all the tiny parts you remove, lay out strips of double-sided tape on a paper plate. This keeps tiny screws from rolling away, and lets you clearly label the step associated with each piece. (see photo)

Getting the flash in the right spot was a bit confusing. Look very carefully at the photos in the guide to see how it should sit. Also, check out how the ribbon is folded up through the bracket in step 28.

My flash wouldn't settle into its proper place until I replaced the bracket in step 16. It helped me to turn the phone over and look at the flash through the back case. From this angle it's very obvious when it's properly positioned.

iPhone 5 Rear Camera afbeelding
iPhone 5 Rear Camera


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P2 Pentalobe Screwdriver iPhone afbeelding
P2 Pentalobe Screwdriver iPhone


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