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Jaime Mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 23, 2010 5:09 PM
My camera on my iphone 4 is not working at ALL. I click to open it and it shows the lenses as if it isn't opening. Is this happening to anyone else? Is there anything I can do to fix it?
  • Robert Rogers Level 2 Level 2 (345 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 5:23 PM (in response to Jaime Mac)
    Not a problem here but you might want to restore the phone and see if that helps...Otherwise call Apple Tech.
    2X 2.26 Quad Core Nehalem 16GB mem, Mac OS X (10.6.2), ATA HD 4870 video card
  • smithx41 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 5:26 PM (in response to Jaime Mac)
    hold down home and lock button for about 10seconds. maybe helps not sure.
    imac 21.5 3.33Ghz 8Gb RAM 2Tb Hard Drive. iPhone 3gs. iPhone 4. Ipad 3g+wifi., Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • NUDavid7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 6:42 PM (in response to Jaime Mac)
    Having the same lame issue. Any ideas on fixing??
    iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • Douglas Hardman Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 6:51 PM (in response to Jaime Mac)
    Me too.

    Erased/Restored the phone. Didn't fix it.

    I even restored it to blank, and didn't use a backup. That didn't work either.

    My Brothers phone works fine. Mine does not.
    Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • RaboKarabekian Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 7:06 PM (in response to Jaime Mac)
    Same here.

    Haven't restored it yet to see if that works.

    Any ideas?
    Iphone 4, iOS 4
  • iranintoavan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 7:12 PM (in response to Jaime Mac)
    Same thing happens here. I'm trying to restore it right now but who knows. It just freezes and restarts my whole phone.
    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Douglas Hardman Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 7:18 PM (in response to Jaime Mac)
    Restarting, or restoring will NOT fix this.

    Also: If I try to use the Camera with an app (like Facebook) it locks up too. THEN the app goes straight to that screen, because it's running in the background. (hooray...multitasking!)
    Dual G5 2.3-DC - 2X23" - 4GB - 1TB, Mac OS X (10.4.4)
  • NUDavid7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 8:00 PM (in response to Jaime Mac)
    I had Hipstamatic on mine, and opened it before the camera itself. Same issues as above. I deleted the app, restarted a few times, and the camera worked. I opened other camera apps -- Toy Camera, PS Mobile, Quad Cam -- and all was gravy. Thought I just had to "massage" the camera for some odd reason. Reinstalled Hipstamatic and issues are baxxx...
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • BiffTannen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 8:25 PM (in response to NUDavid7)
    Same problem here. I could switch to the front facing camera for a few hours after I unboxed the phone this afternoon, but now whenever I try to switch to the front camera the app locks up for about 6 seconds and then the camera doesn't work all. I've done resets with data erase and it's still broken. I'm planning on visiting the store in the morning...
    iOS 4
  • NUDavid7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 8:44 PM (in response to BiffTannen)
    "What's all this about?"

    Seriously, there's got to be a simple solution. Had it working after it wasn't, then things went awry again.
    MacBook Pro, iOS 4
  • jsanchez82 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 10:55 PM (in response to NUDavid7)
    I have the same problem my camera is not working, I talk to apple customer service an said they had no idea, I took it to the apple store and one of their reps try helping me an was not able to make it work i had to make an appointment for saturday with the genius bar to see if they can fix it or they ill give me a new phone, I am very disappointed with Apple I never had a problem like this, this ***** hopefully they fix this ASAP
    iphone 4
  • NUDavid7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 24, 2010 5:21 AM (in response to NUDavid7)
    I gave it a rest last night. Woke up, did a power + unlock restart, and the camera's now fully working again. Not sure why, really.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • james mcmahon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 24, 2010 5:42 AM (in response to NUDavid7)
    What method did u use to get it working again NUDavid ?
    Windows, iOS 4
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