1. moloes's Avatar
    Since I dropped my iPhone 5 from only a foot of my foot stool, I have now noticed I have this little purple spec in my pictures. Front camera is ok.

    I have opened my phone due to the fact it's out of warranty and also I am starting to get into fixing iPhones. The main reason for this thread is advice on wether it's the actual camera that's now faulty or possibly the rear sapphire lens. I know there isn't any dust or debris on the camera lens or sapphire case lens.

    What I find strange is that it's purple colour and that I know sapphire has been known to cause purple reflections from light. The spec has a slight circle in the middle and that shows what colour the object is behind it when taking a picture. Also when I pointed a bright light into the camera the spec then showed a shadow when I pointed the light from different angles.

    I believe this gives argument for it either being the camera part or sapphire lens. Before I order the part I would like some opinions please.

    I have attached for some pictures.

    Many Thanks

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    05-31-2014 06:12 AM
  2. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    Just replace everything the camera with the lens and u should be fine next time put an outterbox case on your phone lol


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    05-31-2014 11:57 AM
  3. dream weave's Avatar
    Kinda like this? I've lived with this mark for about 8 months I think. Although mine appears black.
    05-31-2014 02:15 PM
  4. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    Wow what's up with that


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    05-31-2014 02:32 PM
  5. dream weave's Avatar
    Just a mark on the crystal, probably a nick in it.
    05-31-2014 02:38 PM
  6. moloes's Avatar
    It's only 18 for a replacement camera I will start there and replace the rear panel of the phone.


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    05-31-2014 03:18 PM
  7. moloes's Avatar
    I will replace the camera and go from there. I had a case on my phone that would have prevented it from scraping on the floor against the sapphire lens.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 32Gb White
    05-31-2014 04:26 PM

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