Iphone 5 rear camera problem.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Kiwidaniel, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Kiwidaniel macrumors member

    Kiwidaniel

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    #1
    Let me get straight to the point.

    1. Purple dot on rear camera + a fiber (hairlike) thing on the camera

    2. out of warranty



    Options:

    1. 269$ for a new phone @ apple

    2. If I bought my own part (40$ rear camera on ifixit) will it solve my problem?


    :confused:
     
  2. 53kyle macrumors 65816

    53kyle

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    #2
    I think that devices with the purple flare problem were replaced for free, but I'm not sure.
     
  3. Kiwidaniel thread starter macrumors member

    Kiwidaniel

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  4. dictoresno macrumors 601

    dictoresno

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    #4
    did you just notice this now and waited until you were out of warranty to do something about it?

    its a hardware issue and you will likely need a new camera module and fix it yourself. sure beats the $250 replacement. those purple dots are inside the module itslef and cant be "cleaned" off the lens.

    http://www.ifixit.com/iPhone-Parts/iPhone-5-Rear-Camera/IF118-004
     
  5. Kiwidaniel thread starter macrumors member

    Kiwidaniel

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    #5
    Correct, so 40$ will beat 269. I did not wait till I was out of warranty. I picked up the 5s recently and gave this phone to my girlfriend. Even when I gave it to her, there were absolutely no problems. We did not notice till this week. :mad:
     

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