1. Sergeant_Manny's Avatar
    Okay, so Friday, Jan 27th, I took a video on my iPhone. Camera and video were working fine.


    Now, either the camera shutter doesn't open, or I get a black screen. I can't use any options in the camera app other than view the camera roll.

    3rd party camera apps don't work and my flashlight does not work either. It's like my phone does not have a camera!

    My Front side VGA camera works with FaceTime

    I have done some research on how common this issue is and I learned and this is an issue that occurs on the 3GS and even iPhone 4S users have come across this.


    I've tried respringing, rebooting, clearing all the settings and data to factory.I want to avoid restoring to rejailbreak it but i might as well try that. I'm guessing because my phone is so old (it has baseband 01.59.00 preserved) that maybe i just need to get a new camera in the phone.


    Does anybody have a fix for this?
    01-30-2012 10:02 AM
  2. Garz's Avatar
    Try the restore
    01-30-2012 10:06 AM
  3. Sergeant_Manny's Avatar
    Restore did not work
    01-30-2012 10:43 AM
  4. Garz's Avatar
    Restore did not work
    Sounds to be a hardware issue then
    01-30-2012 10:46 AM
  5. Sergeant_Manny's Avatar
    So if I replace the camera on my iPhone 4, then it should work?
    01-30-2012 12:34 PM
  6. elitegamer767's Avatar
    Do you still have warranty or apple care?


    Sent from my ? iPhone 4S using Tapatalk ?
    01-30-2012 01:54 PM
  7. Sergeant_Manny's Avatar
    No, any warranty on a phone this old would have expired and even then, I doubt Apple would have a phone with a preserved baseband to get back to me so it would be pointless either way.
    01-30-2012 02:00 PM
  8. Tony the Tiger's Avatar
    You could try those repair shops that repair Apple products.
    01-30-2012 04:21 PM
  9. Sergeant_Manny's Avatar
    I took it to a repair shop and that did not work either. I dont think its a hardware problem.
    01-30-2012 07:49 PM
  10. 3cit's Avatar
    Well if it's not software (because you did a restore) and its not hardware (because you had it repaired) maybe you have been smoten!! Did you **** the gods off recently??
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    01-30-2012 08:33 PM
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