Most likely fix??? PLEASE HELP!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BeeJee, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. BeeJee macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, I was on the job and while tearing down a wall I lost control of the hammer in my hand swinging it downwards at my pocket. As a result my iPhone 5 that was in said pocket took the blow from the hammer. The back has a small dent, its really not even bad. I was worried I broke it, to my amazement everything was fine, until I tried using the rear facing camera. It just goes to a black screen, the phone won't even attempt to take a picture. Almost like it doesn't recognize the camera is even there. But when I switch to the front facing camera it works. I don't mind working on my phones, I have before but I have never had to fix a phone I actually damaged. My question is, does this sound like a problem that this 8 dollar replacement camera would fix?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-8M...e_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item565e630da5
     
  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Looks similar.

    Confirm against this:
    http://www.ifixit.com/Store/iPhone/iPhone-5-Rear-Camera/IF118-004

    eBay is always lower price.
     
  3. BeeJee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! I can't believe it but I opened up the phone, undid the connectors, and after reseating everything the camera is working perfectly! I can't believe I have gone a month without a camera!!!!
     
  4. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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