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
- With ready-made adhesive surface
- Includes the front camera, proximity sensor, brightness sensor and noise cancelling microphone
- Backside illumination sensor
- iPhone 5s
- 1.2 MP (1280 x 960)
- 720p HD
- 15 x 18 mm
- 2 g
- ESD packaging for safe transport
- New camera/sensor cable for iPhone 5s
I don't think I'm up for the repair after all.You can still mail us your device to have it repaired, even if you already bought a replacement part from us. Thanks to our iDoc Care repair guarantee, you can simply send us your device with the replacement parts, and we'll repair it for you. You just pay the difference between the price of the parts and the regular repair price.
I have questions about a repairYou can ask questions right below the relevant step in our repair guides. Our staff and community will answer your questions as soon as possible.
How long does shipping take?Generally, if you order by 2:00 p.m. on a business day, we'll ship with DHL that same day. If you're in Germany, your shipment should arrive in one to two business days. You can find the tracking number for your shipment in your account and your shipping confirmation.
Where can I find the right repair guide?Visit our Guides page to find detailed step-by-step instructions for repairing your device.
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