How to Get Rid of Dust Inside the iPhone 5 Camera Lens
My buddy recently just dropped his iPhone 5. It wasn’t even a very far drop but it dinged the side just enough so that there is a small gap where dust could enter inside of the phone. And so his front camera and his back camera have dust all over them. So today I’m going to show you how to take apart the iPhone 5, remove the dust, and put it all back together. It’s actually pretty simple, you just need a basic set of tools. I’ll put a link in the tutorial description below to the tools that you need to buy. They’re only like ten bucks I think. Anyway take out the bottom two screws on the iPhone, they’re the same screws that you would have used with an iPhone 4 with the Pentalobe screwdriver. Then attach the.
Suction cup. And then if you have a plastic tool, go ahead and use that to pry the screen up. The metal one fits in there a little bit easier but you do scratch your phone just a tiny bit. So use the plastic one if you have one. And then once the screen is lifted up using the suction cup, there’s three screws on this metal plate that hold down the ribbon cables. So remove the three screws, there’s two smaller ones on the bottom, and there’s one slightly longer screw at the top. Once you get those screws undone the metal plate lifts up, and there’s three ribbon cables connected. They just kind of unsnap just like LEGO pieces, so using your flat plastic nonmarring tool just kind of lift those up and away,.
And then the screen itself detaches from the iPhone. So now, for the back camera it just lifts up just like this. Don’t pull it all the way away from the phone, just kind of tilt it back 90 degrees, and then use either an air compressor or compressed air inside of a can, which I’ll link in the tutorial description below, to blow out the excess dust. You don’t actually need to touch it or anything. Usually the air just kind of blows everything away and leaves it super clean. Then just pop the camera back into place and it’ll sit snugly once you press it back in. Now the front cameras are a little harder, there’s two screws holding on to the metal plate, this is the speaker right here. So remove the speaker and the.
Metal plate together. And then the camera assembly lifts out sideways. So you can see there there’s a bunch of dust on the lens. So I’m going to blow it all away, inside and outside. And then the camera assembly just snaps right into place again. I had to use a pair of tweezers to get the light sensor positioned correctly. And then you put the earpiece back in. And remember the earpiece is a magnet so when you’re trying to screw the screws back in it will mess with you just a little bit. So get those two screws back in place and that’s basically it. To reattach the front screen of the iPhone 5, grab the ribbon cables and they snap back into place, just like LEGOs would. I use my nonmarring.
To kind of press them gently into place and then just use my finger to make sure they’re all secure. Then grab your little metal plate. Put it back on top. Remember the three screws you have, there’s one that’s slightly longer than the other ones and that screw goes on the top. The other two screws go on the bottom. I’m going to speed this up just a little bit. Anyway like I mentioned before, all the tools you need will be in the tutorial description below as well as the compressed air. Amazon’s usually the best place to buy screen replacements, or speaker replacements, or basically anything. Anyway, then you take the screen, put the top in first, and press along the sides to snap the rest of it into place. And then don’t.
Forget to put the bottom two screws, the Pentalobe screws, back into place as well. Anyway, I put up tutorials at least, you know, once a week, you know high tech phone repairs, new phone reviews, new releases, so if you have any questions make sure to leave them in the comments, don’t forget to like this tutorial if it helped you, and don’t forget to subscribe. I like knowing who I help. There you go. Thanks for watching.