iPhone 5 rear camera & flash replacement

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by I3ioman, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. I3ioman macrumors newbie


    Jan 19, 2017
    Hi there!
    So, a few weeks ago the rear camera in my iPhone 5 stopped working (autofocus stuck at about 3m away from the phone, blurry images etc).
    I bought a replacement camera, and just when I was about to replace the broken one, I noticed one thing:

    There's this silver, plastic piece on the flash LED (old, broken camera):


    Meanwhile, the flash on the camera I ordered looks like this:


    Can I somehow pry that silver piece off and attach it to new camera? Is it held on some kind of adhesive?
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    I have no idea, however, perhaps the ifixit web site might have an answer: www.ifixit.com Look up the take apart instructions for your iPhone and see if you can figure it out from that.
  3. I3ioman thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jan 19, 2017
    Yep, okay, turns out I can peel it off. Thanks!

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