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iPhone Camera not working

3979 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 7, 2009 12:10 PM by iceblu81 RSS
Aamir Shahzad Calculating status...
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Jun 24, 2009 2:07 AM
iPhone camera takes photo but don't save it, when i go to camera roll it is empty. Please help.
Pentium M D800 DELL, Windows XP, no
  • brian_c Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jun 24, 2009 6:16 PM (in response to Aamir Shahzad)
    Same problem here. The photo goes to a thumbnail in the bottom-left of the screen, but won't show up in the camera roll. I had this problem on my 3G after upgrading to 3.0. The problem also exists on my new 3GS.
  • Chiotas Calculating status...
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    Jun 25, 2009 12:20 PM (in response to Aamir Shahzad)
    Same bug here
    MBP, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • brian_c Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jun 25, 2009 12:32 PM (in response to Chiotas)
    In addition to my camera roll problem, I discovered that the video camera wasn't working properly either. I posted a separate thread about that problem, and someone offered a solution that worked. Here's what I did:

    1) in iTunes, choose to "Restore" your iPhone
    2) when prompted, set it up as a NEW iPhone; do NOT restore from a backup. Also, uncheck any options that prompt you to sync information from your PC/Mac if you are presented with them.
    3) check that your camera is working as desired (mine was at this point).
    4) Sync through iTunes, and enjoy your iPhone!

    Obviously, you should make sure that your contacts, mail, etc. are on your PC/Mac so that you can sync them after restoring your phone. Best of luck.
  • Chiotas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 26, 2009 1:42 AM (in response to brian_c)
    Nice trick..but doing this you wil lose
    - SMS
    - Photo taken on 3G

    Is it correct?
    MBP, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • brian_c Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jun 26, 2009 3:18 AM (in response to Chiotas)
    Yes, you'll lose all data on your phone, including SMS conversations and Camera Roll photos. What I did was to make a backup of my phone (through iTunes) before starting my restore. I then used software called "iPhone Backup Extractor", which allows you to browse through your backup; I used that software to save all of my camera roll photos into iPhoto. I don't know if you can salvage your SMS history this way though. Best of luck
  • wseefeld Calculating status...
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    Jul 2, 2009 10:39 PM (in response to brian_c)
    My iPhone 3G started this behavior recently too. A quick Goggle search shows discussions of this problem dating back to 2007 and OS version 1.1.1. Why have we been left on our own to cook up homebrew fixes that involve data loss for two years? If the OS wasn't being maintained or further developed, I might understand. But there have been two major releases and countless minor releases since then. In all that time, this problem doesn't make the cut? *I'm very disappointed.*
    iPhone 3G, iPhone OS 3.0, Not jailbroken or otherwise tampered with.
  • iceblu81 Calculating status...
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    Sep 7, 2009 12:10 PM (in response to Aamir Shahzad)
    I recently, last week, noticed this very thing AND ... that all photos saved are of .png ext., not .jpeg.
    Resetting etc, have not paid off for me to date.
    Simply grinning (stupidly of course) and bearin' it.
    Apple .. please get that fix in .. its extremely time consuming to transfer and reformat the extension and process.
    THANX
    compac, Windows XP

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