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Offline fusionimage

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Nexus 5 front cam socket brocken and gone forever
« on: November 01, 2015, 07:02:32 am »
this is what i found, while taking apart my phone to see what's wrong with the front cam

why?? just why?? and how?!  ???

« Last Edit: November 01, 2015, 07:21:04 am by fusionimage »
 

Offline crispy_tofu

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Re: Nexus 5 front cam socket brocken and gone forever
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2015, 07:22:03 am »
Did you rip the socket straight out?  :wtf:
Sheared right off  :scared:
« Last Edit: November 01, 2015, 08:06:41 am by crispy_tofu »
 

Offline SeanB

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Re: Nexus 5 front cam socket brocken and gone forever
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2015, 08:00:04 am »
Dropped, and the mass of the camera module and socket ripped it off the PCB.
 

Offline miguelvp

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Re: Nexus 5 front cam socket brocken and gone forever
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2015, 08:02:21 am »
Maybe the right force at the right angle if you have dropped your phone?

Edit: SeanB beat me to it.
 

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Re: Nexus 5 front cam socket brocken and gone forever
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2015, 09:07:12 am »
Apart from, ugh.... selfies, what else do you need the front cam on a mobile phone for anyway?
 

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Re: Nexus 5 front cam socket brocken and gone forever
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2015, 09:54:53 am »
Apart from, ugh.... selfies, what else do you need the front cam on a mobile phone for anyway?

For the Narcissistic to do their hair, or on a more prosaic note to see if there is spinach stuck in your teeth.
 

Offline crispy_tofu

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Re: Nexus 5 front cam socket brocken and gone forever
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2015, 10:10:55 am »
'There's something on your face'  :P
You can also use it for video calling  :-+
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Re: Nexus 5 front cam socket brocken and gone forever
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2015, 02:57:06 pm »
It won't be an easy repair, but probably still could be done with careful manipulation under a microscope.
 

Offline fusionimage

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Re: Nexus 5 front cam socket brocken and gone forever
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2015, 03:59:38 pm »
i guess, it really happend while dropping it once.... unlikely but not impossible
fixing it is impossible. only some of the traces are left on the pcb. and just 2 or 3 of them are on the visible layer....

and yep, i don't need it since i don't see the point in selfies ;D
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Re: Nexus 5 front cam socket brocken and gone forever
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2015, 12:55:47 pm »
Apart from, ugh.... selfies, what else do you need the front cam on a mobile phone for anyway?

They can be pretty useful to see the back of awkwardly placed racks, computers etc.   
 

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Re: Nexus 5 front cam socket brocken and gone forever
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2015, 01:02:13 pm »
i guess, it really happend while dropping it once.... unlikely but not impossible
fixing it is impossible. only some of the traces are left on the pcb. and just 2 or 3 of them are on the visible layer....

and yep, i don't need it since i don't see the point in selfies ;D
Fixing is possible (have done that) but takes a lot of time, needs microscope and a lot of tiny stuff soldering skill .
 

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Re: Nexus 5 front cam socket brocken and gone forever
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2015, 01:03:35 pm »
Apart from, ugh.... selfies, what else do you need the front cam on a mobile phone for anyway?

skype or facetime
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