Is it all a blur?
When you try to take pictures with your front camera, it doesn’t work, the aperture won’t open, or your pictures come out blurry. Looks like you need a new FaceTime camera/sensor cable. Replacing this cable can also help if your screen no longer goes dark when you’re talking on the phone or your microphone doesn’t work for videos or FaceTime. Your new ribbon cable includes the FaceTime camera, ambient microphone, brightness sensor, proximity sensor and contact points for the earpiece.
The ambient microphone effectively filters out unwanted ambient noise. For example, if a car drives by while you’re talking on the phone, the ambient microphone records this noise, while the voice microphone primarily picks up your conversation. Your phone then filters out the sound of the car. You can also use this high-quality ambient microphone to make calls on speakerphone or record audio when you make videos. The brightness sensor adjusts your display’s brightness to the lighting conditions so it automatically dims in dark rooms, saving valuable battery life. The proximity sensor causes your display to switch off when you’re on the phone so you don’t accidentally press the touchscreen with your ears. Switching off the display also saves power. The earpiece goes on top of the cable set, so if you’re having trouble hearing during calls, this cable set could be the problem.
And picture this: Replacing this cable will not only solve your sensor and microphone problems, but also enable you to take flawless, crystal-clear photos. Just follow the instructions and use the pre-attached adhesive strips to hold the cable in place. You can find our detailed installation guide here. As always, we’ve tested this replacement part to make sure it meets our high standards for quality and functionality. Please note: If you see scratches in the pictures you’ve taken, they’re probably on the front glass and not your camera lens.
- Replacement part inspected by an iDoc technician
- Flawless, crystal-clear pictures
- Ambient microphone
- Brightness sensor
- Proximity sensor
- Contact points for the earpiece
- Pre-attached adhesive strips for secure attachment
- 15 x 18 mm
- 2 g
- iPhone 5
- FFC (flexible flat cable)
- 1.2 MP
- HD (720p) with up to 30 frames per second
- ESD packaging for safe transport
- New FaceTime camera/sensor cable for iPhone 5
We offer a detailed step-by-step guide for this replacement part.
I have questions about the repairYou can ask your questions directly under the corresponding step in our repair guides. These questions will be answered by us and the community as soon as possible.
How long will the shipment take?Orders received by 14.00 on working days are usually shipped on the same day with DHL. Within Germany the shipment should arrive within one to three working days. You can find the tracking number in your account and it will be provided in the shipping confirmation.
Where can I find the right repair instructions?On our repair guides page you will find detailed instructions on how to repair your device step-by-step.