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How to fix the FaceTime camera on the iPhone 5

If you're experiencing issues with the front-facing FaceTime camera on your iPhone 5, it may be time for a DIY repair. Symptoms with the FaceTime camera typically include a blacked out screen when the front-facing camera is activated or pixelated areas and lines through the screen. In some cases the front-facing FaceTime camera may not launch or trigger at all. That cable also contains the proximity sensor and ambient light sensor. If auto brightness isn't working or your display doesn't turn off when you're on a call, those are signs the sensor portion is failing. If you're experiencing any of these issues, follow along and we can walk you through a DIY repair from start to finish!

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How to replace the battery in your iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 has been selling for over a year-and-a-half now and that means battery life just won't be what it used to be for anyone who has owned one for any length of time. That's just how batteries and charge cycles work. If you're starting to experience greatly reduced battery life on your iPhone 5, are no longer under AppleCare, but aren't ready to upgrade yet, you can always try a DIY repair. Not only it it easy but it's a whole lot more affordable than a new iPhone. Follow along and we'll walk you through from start to finish!

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How to replace a cracked screen on an iPhone 5

Have an iPhone 5 with a busted screen? We understand the pain of picking up your iPhone off the ground only to find pieces of glass falling out of it. Unfortunately, broken screens aren't covered under the standard AppleCare warranty, and if you didn't opt for AppleCare+, a replacement iPhone 5 can cost a few hundred dollars. However, a replacement screen itself isn't that expensive and luckily the repair itself is one of the easier ones to perform. So if you're up for the task, follow along and we'll walk you through step by step!

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iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G: Ultimate DIY repair guide

If you've got an iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS that you're just not ready to part with yet, we've got a tonsof DIY repair guides to help you keep it in the best condition possible. And when you're ready to upgrade, early generation iPhones are great to pass down to kids or other family members.

Whether you've got a cracked screen, blown earpiece, bad battery, or any other problem - we've most likely got the guide you'll need to keep your iPhone in working order. Most repairs don't cost very much and the iPhone 3G & 3GS are some of the most repairable models of iPhones ever released. If you're willing to put in the small amount of time it takes to keep it in good condition, our guides will help you do just that.

Not sure what's causing an issue? Just check below for some information on each repair and match up your symptoms with the appropriate repair.

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The iPhone 5, repairability, and future product design

Now that we've seen some complete teardowns of the iPhone 5, we can better judge what it'll be like when it comes to repairability. More than that, the changes shown in the iPhone 5 design may shed some light on where Apple's heading with the future of iOS product design.

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iFixIt commences their iPhone 5 teardown

iFixIt has already commenced their obligatory iPhone 5 teardown. Earlier today we got our first look at the internals of the iPhone 5 but iFixIt is bound to unearth any changes or secrets Apple's buried in their latest flagship device.

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How to fix a blown earpiece speaker in a Verizon or Sprint iPhone 4

If you've got a Verizon or Sprint iPhone 4 and the earpiece speaker has suddenly stopped working, or you're getting feedback and you're sure the issue isn't being caused by poor reception, a DIY repair can get it back in working order. Replacing the earpiece will cost you a lot less than an out of warranty replacement and it's not terribly difficult to fix on your own.

Follow along and we'll show you how.

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AT&T/GSM iPhone 4: Ultimate DIY repair guide

If you have an AT&T/GSM iPhone 4 that's showing it's age and exhibiting some hardware issues, and you don't have the benefit of AppleCare or insurance, we can help you give it some love and get it back in working order. Whether it's time to replace that problem battery, fix that cracked screen, or get that broken Home button back in working order, iMore will help you get the longest life possible out of your iPhone 4, and walk you step by step through all the major repairs, with detailed instructions, photographs, and links to high quality parts from suppliers we trust.

Not exactly sure what the issue is? Read the descriptions for each repair below and match up the symptoms. Also make sure you check back often and bookmark this page as we'll be updating and adding even more guides on a regular basis.

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How to replace a broken screen on a 4th generation iPod touch

If you've got a 4th generation iPod touch with a cracked screen or broken LCD, a DIY repair isn't impossible if you've got a bit of technical know-how.

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How to replace the dock connector in a Verizon or Sprint iPhone 4

If your Verizon or Sprint iPhone 4 won't recognize a charger when you plug it in, odds are you need a new dock connector. A dock connector can go bad over time or if it's become exposed to liquid or humidity. If you'd rather attempt a DIY repair instead of shelling out the cash for a new iPhone, we can help!

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