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when I try to use the camera, I get a black screen

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May 6, 2012 1:33 PM

I used the camera on my Ipad this morning.  Now when I try to use it I am getting a black screen, nothing when I press on the camera icon.  When I go back to the main screen, there's an arrow pointing on the diagonal up where the battery percentage and icon is.  Does anyone know what's wrong and how I can fix it?

iPad 2, iOS 5.1
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,490 points)

    Try closing the Camera app completely and see if it works when you re-open it : from the home screen (i.e. not with Camera 'open' on-screen) double-click the home button to bring up the taskbar, then press and hold any of the apps on the taskbar for a couple of seconds or so until they start shaking, then press the '-' in the top left of the Camera app to close it, and touch any part of the screen above the taskbar so as to stop the shaking and close the taskbar.


    If that doesn't work then you could try a reset : press and hold both the sleep and home buttons for about 10 to 15 seconds (ignore the red slider), after which the Apple logo should appear - you won't lose any content, it's the iPad equivalent of a reboot.


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