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iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 3068 FaceTime Camera Cable Replacement

Replace the FaceTime camera cable in your iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 3068.

Reclaim your video chat capabilities; use this guide to replace the FaceTime camera cable on your iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 3068.

Some images in this guide use a 2015 iMac, which has minor visual differences. These differences do not affect the repair procedure.

Schritt 1 FaceTime Camera Cable  ¶ 

Use the tip of a spudger to flip down the metal retaining bracket on the camera cable. Use the tip of a spudger to flip down the metal retaining bracket on the camera cable.

Schritt 1 FaceTime Camera Cable  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to flip down the metal retaining bracket on the camera cable.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

Gently pull the camera cable straight down from its socket on the camera board. Be sure to remove only the camera connector—the microphone connector is on a separate branch of the cable.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

  • Gently pull the camera cable straight down from its socket on the camera board.

  • Be sure to remove only the camera connector—the microphone connector is on a separate branch of the cable.

Schritt 3  ¶ 

Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the metal retaining bracket securing the camera cable connector to the logic board. Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the metal retaining bracket securing the camera cable connector to the logic board.

Schritt 3  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the metal retaining bracket securing the camera cable connector to the logic board.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

Pull the camera cable straight away from its connector on the logic board. This is a delicate connector that can easily be broken. Make sure to pull the connector parallel to the logic board when removing.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

  • Pull the camera cable straight away from its connector on the logic board.

  • This is a delicate connector that can easily be broken. Make sure to pull the connector parallel to the logic board when removing.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

The camera cable is connected to the rear enclosure via adhesive.  Gently peel and remove it from the rear enclosure. If you have trouble peeling the cable from the rear enclosure, use a spudger to help pry it free.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

  • The camera cable is connected to the rear enclosure via adhesive. Gently peel and remove it from the rear enclosure.

  • If you have trouble peeling the cable from the rear enclosure, use a spudger to help pry it free.